Ohio State baseball: Ronnie Dawson, Tanner Tully named freshman All-Americans

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A pair of Buckeye freshmen were named freshman All-Americans by Louisville Slugger on Wednesday.

Ohio State's Ronnie Dawson and Tanner Tully were named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team on Wednesday, according to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The pair were named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman team last month.

Tully, who was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and second-team All-Conference, emerged as a future ace for the Buckeyes. The lefty from Elkhart, IN made 16 appearances for the Buckeyes, 11 of them starts, covering a team-high 93.1 innings of work. Tully finished up his rookie campaign with a 6-3 mark and a 2.22 ERA, limiting opponents to a .253 batting average, sporting a WHIP of 1.05, and posting a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7.57 to 1. As impressive as those numbers are, though, the most staggering stat is the fact that the southpaw walked a meager seven batters all season, ranking him second nationally in walks per nine innings at 0.675.

Dawson, who was also second-team All-Big Ten, finished fifth in the conference in hitting, sporting a .337 average. The Grove City, OH native had team-leading marks with 69 hits (10th in the Big Ten), 10 stolen bases, and a .454 slugging percentage (11th in the Big Ten), and added 10 doubles, four home runs, and 25 RBIs.

The pair are the first freshman All-Americans for Ohio State since Josh Dezse in 2011, and the 15th and 16th in school history.

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