COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dominic Canzone, a freshman outfielder on the Ohio State baseball team, was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. Canzone, from Sagamore Hills, Ohio, collects his first career weekly award and becomes the first Buckeye to be named freshman of the week since Brady Cherry in 2016.
Canzone led the Buckeyes to a 3-1 mark last week, including a road series win at Penn State last Sunday. Canzone hit .412 (7-for-17) with two runs scored, double, home run, seven RBI and stolen base over the course of four games. He hit a bases-clearing double to help the Buckeyes rally to beat Kent State, 9-8, in seven innings last Wednesday in Columbus. Canzone batted .462 (6-for-13) with a home run, two runs scored and four RBI in the series in University Park, Pa. He also had a big assist in game one in right field for his team-best fourth outfield assist of 2017. Canzone is currently on a team-high nine-game hit streak, hitting .484 (15-for-31) with a .677 slugging percentage during that span.