January 29, 2019

Five Buckeyes Recognized by D1Baseball.com

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five Buckeyes were listed in the 2019 Big Ten Preview by D1Baseball.com announced Tuesday by the website. Ohio State was picked to finish fifth in the conference in the D1Baseball.com Big Ten preseason poll.

Junior outfielder Dominic Canzone was ranked as the No. 4 prospect in 2019, while redshirt freshman left-hander Seth Lonsway (No. 6) and sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler (No. 14) were recognized in the 2020 prospect draft class. Freshman right-handed pitcher Garrett Burhenn and classmate infielder Zach Dezenzo represented Ohio State in the impact freshmen list.

D1Baseball.com said on the 2019 Buckeyes, “Greg Beals returns a solid group of core contributors to his lineup, particularly in the top half of the batting order. With several key offensive contributors returning on a team that finished third in the league in hitting last year (.283), ultimately Ohio State’s success will rest on the shoulders of its talented yet unproven pitching staff. The Buckeyes will be an intriguing club to follow this spring and will go as far as their young staff can carry them.”

Click above to read D1Baseball.com’s full Big Ten baseball preview (subscription required).

The Scarlet and Gray open their 136th season Feb. 15-17 at the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Fla., with a three-game series against Seton Hall.