COLUMBUS, Ohio – Juniors Dominic Canzone and Conner Pohl and sophomore Dillon Dingler were named to the Big Ten Preseason to Watch List, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon. The Buckeyes were picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten. Minnesota was the league’s preseason favorite followed by Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and the Buckeyes.
Canzone, from Sagamore Hills, Ohio, hit .323 with 83 hits, including 18 doubles and four home runs to earn second team honors last year. In his first two seasons with the Scarlet and Gray, the OSU right fielder has combined for 140 hits for a .331 career average, while driving in 71 runs. He’s also swiped 28 bases and has 11 outfield assists in 99 career starts.
Pohl, a native of Arcanum, Ohio, batted .279 with five doubles, seven home runs and 49 RBI to earn third team laurels in 2018. The OSU infielder will be the Buckeyes’ starting first baseman on Opening Day.
Dingler, from North Canton, Ohio, was recognized on the All-Big Ten Freshman list last spring and hit .244 with eight doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI. Gaining starting experience in the Buckeye outfield a year ago, Dingler will start behind the dish in 2019.
Ohio State opens the 2019 campaign at the Snowbird Classic Friday against Seton Hall in Port Charlotte, Fla.