Dillon Dingler


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • B/T R/R
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 222
  • Hometown North Canton, Ohio
  • Last School Jackson

Career Honors

  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2018)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020)
  • Listed as No. 7 prospect in Big Ten for 2020 draft class by Perfect Game and No. 14 by D1Baseball.com (2019)
  • Named top prospect in Prospect League by Perfect Game (2018)
  • 2019 and 2020 team captain

2020 (Junior Season) 

  • Started 13 games, including 12 behind the dish
  • Led Buckeye regulars with a .340 (17-for-50) batting average to go along with a team-high four doubles, a triple, five home runs, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored
  • Tied for the Big Ten lead in long balls while ranking second in the conference, 23rd nationally and sixth among all Division I catchers with a .760 slugging percentage
  • Totaled a team-high five multi-hit games and four multiple-RBI games
  • Went 1-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base, two RBI and a run scored vs. Saint Joseph’s (2/14)
  • 2-for-4 with a double against Pittsburgh (2/15)
  • Notched a double and a run scored at Lipscomb (2/29)
  • Went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk at Stetson (3/6)
  • Doubled, homered and walked in a 2-for-3 day with three RBI and three runs scored vs. Harvard (3/7)
  • Became first Buckeye since Noah McGowan in 2017 to tally three home runs, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and five RBI at North Florida (3/10)
  • Went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored at North Florida (3/11)

2019 (Sophomore Season)

  • Made 44 starts in 49 games, including 39 starts behind the dish
  • Batted .291 (48-for-165) with nine doubles, two triples, three homers, 19 RBI and 27 walks
  • Hit .290 (27-for-93) in B1G games
  • 12 multi-hit games and three multi-RBI contests
  • Had a career-high 32-game reached base streak (2/15-5/22)
  • Started Opening Day behind the dish for the Buckeyes with one walk vs. Seton Hall (2/15)
  • Started for the first time behind the plate in series opener vs. Hawai’i after missing 18 games due to injury
  • Hit .286 (4-for-14) with four runs scored, one double, one RBI and one stolen base in series vs. Hawai’i (3/21-24)
  • Drew a career-high three walks with one stolen base vs. Toledo (3/27)
  • 2-for-4 with two RBI, including the go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth in the comeback win at Ohio (4/9)
  • Hit .364 (4-for-11) with two runs scored and two doubles vs. No. 24 Michigan (4/12-13)
  • Scored a season-high three runs scored in game two at Maryland (4/20)
  • Batted .333 (4-for-12) with a run scored and walk in series vs. Iowa (4/26-28)
  • Had a 10-game hit streak from April 5-20
  • 2-for-3 with a run scored, double and two walks vs. Wright State (5/8)
  • Hit .429 (6-for-14) with five runs scored, two homers, four RBI and one stolen base in series at Purdue (5/16-18)
  • Batted .350 (7-for-20) with four runs scored, one triple, one homer, tow RBI and two walks at Big Ten Tournament (5/22-26)
  • Posted a .286 average (4-for-14) in the Nashville Regional with two doubles, two RBI and one walk (5/31-6/2)
  • Finished the year riding a six-game reached streak

2018 (Freshman Season)

  • Batted .244 (43-for-176) with 31 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, four home runs, 21 walks and 17 RBI in 53 games with 44 starts, including 29 starts in centerfield
  • Made collegiate debut in season opener vs. Wisconsin Milwaukee (2/16)
  • Had two doubles, one RBI and two walks at Snowbird Classic (2/16-18)
  • Collected first career multi-hit game, scoring two runs with one double vs. Utah (2/24)
  • Knocked a pinch-hit RBI single in comeback win over No. 15 Southern Miss (3/3)
  • Batted .333 (3-for-10) at Chanticleer Classic with his first collegiate home run against High Point (3/10)
  • Went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI in game two vs. CSUN (3/18)
    Drove in three runs in win over Toledo (3/28) … made first career start in centerfield vs. Ohio (4/10)
  • Led the Buckeyes at the plate with a .500 average (6-for-12) with four runs scored, one double, one home run, one RBI and one walk in series at Penn State (4/13-14)
  • Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI and walk vs. Youngstown State (4/18)
  • 2-for-4 with two walks at Ball State (5/2)
  • Batted .333 (2-for-6) with two runs s, two RBI and two walks in series vs. Campbell (5/8-9)
  • Hit .286 (4-for-14) in series vs. Purdue (5/11-13) … batted .308 (4-for-13) with one double and one walk at the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha (5/23-26)
  • Went 2-for-5 with a home run, double and two RBI in opening round contest vs. South Carolina at NCAA Greenville Regional (6/1)
  • Scored a pair of runs with two walks vs. UNCW at NCAA Greenville Regional (6/2) … also had a big outfield assist vs. Seahawks (6/2)
  • 10 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI contests
  • Finished the year on a six-game reached base streak

Massillon Jackson H.S.

  • Second team All-State, leading Jackson to the state championship in 2017
  • Stark County Athlete of the Year in 2017 … first team All-Federal League and first team All-Stark County selection in 2016
  • wHBC Stark County Player of the Year and team MVP in 2016
  • Led the Polar Bears to a 29-1 record his junior year and back-to-back district and federal league titles in 2015 and 2016
  • Squad ranked No. 1 in OHSBCA poll and Prep Baseball Report Ohio
  • Named first team All-Federal League, first team Massillon Independent, first team AP NE Inland District and second team Canton Repository in 2015
  • Also AP All-Ohio Special Mention in 2015
  • Batted .363, 11 doubles, one home run, 23 RBI and 11 stolen bases as a junior
  • Four-year letterman in baseball football and basketball
  • First team all-state and Stark County Player of the Year in football in 2017
  • Second team All-State in football in 2014 as punter
  • Part of 2015 squad that were among Elite 8 and regional runner-up with a 23-7 record


  • Son of Pam and Scott Dingler
  • Has two siblings, Brennan and Cameron
  • Logistics Management major
  • Would like to continue to play baseball or own his own business after graduation
  • Enjoys watching college football games on Saturday with his family and going to the beach
  • Dad, Scott, played football at Denison University and mother, Pam, ran track at Bowling Green University