OSU Right Fielder Dominic Canzone Earns All-American Honors

By June 12, 2019 (3:00 pm)Baseball, Joe Dempsey, Sports
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Ohio State junior right fielder Dominic Canzone was named a third-team Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American.

Courtesy of OSU athletics.

Canzone, a native of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, became All-American No. 53 in Ohio State history and the second Buckeye to be named an All-American in 2019. Junior left-handed reliever Andrew Magno was named a third team selection by Baseball America.

A 2019 First Team All-Big Ten selection, Canzone led the Buckeyes as their starting right fielder the last three seasons, playing in 172 career games with 162 career starts.

As a freshman in 2017, Canzone led Ohio State with a .343 batting average with four doubles, three triples, three home runs, 15 walks, 36 runs batted in and 13 stolen bases in 15 attempts – earning third-team All-Big Ten accolades.

The Walsh Jesuit product brought home second-team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore, hitting .323 with 18 doubles, one triple, four home runs, 31 walks, 35 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 18 tries.

Canzone excelled as a junior, batting .345 with 18 doubles, two triples, 16 homers, 39 walks and 43 RBI and nine stolen bases in 10 attempts.

A patient hitter, Canzone drew 85 bases on balls as a Buckeye compared to only 84 strikeouts. A team player, he “took one for the team” and was hit by a pitch 11 times in his career, as well.

Emerging as one of the nation’s top lead-off hitters in 2019, Canzone reached base in a program-record 59-consecutive games (breaking Nick Swisher’s record of 51 in 2002). He was just one of six players in the country with at least 60 runs scored, 80 hits and 15 homers on the season.

In addition to his All-American accolades, Canzone was named a first team Mideast-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region selection.

The talented right fielder led the Big Ten in hits (88), runs scored (66), slugging percentage (.620) and total bases (158). Canzone led the Big Ten in regular-season batting champion in league games at .374.

A 2019 team captain, Canzone started in all 63 games in right field for the Scarlet and Gray, leading the team to a Big Ten tournament title and NCAA Regional appearance. In addition to his superb hitting, Canzone displayed a cannon in right field, with 18 outfield assists in three seasons.

Courtesy of OSU athletics.

A Big Ten All-Tournament Team selection, Canzone helped guide the No.7-seeded Buckeyes to become the lowest seed to ever win the Big Ten tourney. He recorded 10 multi-RBI games and a team-high 25 multi-hit games this spring.

Canzone carved his name into the Ohio State record books, becoming one of two players in program history with at least 200 career hits, 20 career homers, 100 career RBI and 30 career stolen bases (228/23/114/37).

His 66 runs scored and 88 hits as a junior rank sixth and seventh in Ohio State single-season history, respectively. Despite only playing three seasons in Columbus, Canzone’s 228 career hits already ranked No. 14 in school history.

Focused on the diamond and in the classroom, Canzone is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Canzone in the eighth round of 2019 MLB Draft.

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