June 12, 2019

Dominic Canzone Named Third Team Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior outfielder Dominic Canzone was named a third team Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American, the website announced Wednesday morning. Canzone, from Sagamore Hills, Ohio, becomes the 53rd All-American in Ohio State history. Canzone is the second Buckeye to be named an All-American in 2019. Andrew Magno was named a third team selection by Baseball America earlier this week.

Canzone was taken in the 8th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2019 MLB Draft last week. A 2019 First Team All-Big Ten selection, served as Ohio State’s starting right fielder the last three seasons, playing in 172 career games with 162 career starts. Canzone became one of the top lead-off hitters in the country in 2019, reaching base in a program-record 59-consecutive games (second-longest active streak in the nation). Canzone led the Big Ten in hits (88), runs scored (66), slugging percentage (.620) and total bases (158). A 2019 team captain, Canzone was the regular-season batting champion in league games with a .374 average. Canzone also slugged a season-high 16 homers and 18 doubles. A three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Canzone started in all 63 games in right field for the Scarlet and Gray, guiding the team to a Big Ten tournament title and NCAA Regional appearance. Canzone, a Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection batted .345 (88-for-255) and recorded a team-high 25 multi-hit games this spring.

Other nuggets on Canzone:

  • One of six players in the country with at least 60 runs scored, 80 hits and 15 homers in 2019.
  • One of two players in Ohio State history with at least 200 career hits, 20 career homers, 100 career RBI and 30 career stolen bases (228/23/114/37).
  • 88 hits in 2019 ranks seventh in OSU single-season history.
  • 66 runs scored ranks sixth in OSU single-season history.
  • 228 career hits ranks 14th in OSU history in just three seasons.
  • Three-time All-Big Ten selection (third team in 2017 and second team in 2018).