2016 (Junior Season): Big Ten Players to Watch List … No. 8 B1G prospect by D1Baseball … Top 300 College Players (No. 121) by D1Baseball … All-Big Ten Preseason by Perfect Game … No. 4 B1G prospect by Baseball America … has started and appeared in all 56 games in left field … first in the Big Ten in total bases (126), second in home runs (12), third in triples (4) , fourth in slugging (.581), fifth in doubles (17), seventh in walks (33), eighth in RBI (41), ninth in stolen bases (16) and in runs scored (44) … in B1G games, first in homers (6), second in total bases (56) and third in slugging (.596) … batted .353 (6-for-17) with a double, triple, home run and two RBI at Coastal Carolina Tournament (2/26-29) … had an eight-game hit streak (2/20-3/5) … batted .353 (6-for-17) with seven runs scored, two doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and a stolen base at UNLV series (3/11-15) … went 3-for-5 with five RBI, double, two home runs, including a grand slam vs. the Rebels (3/13) … became the first Buckeye (since 2004) to register two triples and a home run in the same game with five RBI in home opener win vs. Hofstra (3/18) … went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored and two stolen bases vs. Bethune-Cookman (4/2) … stole two bases vs. Morehead State (4/12) ... recorded his 10th double of the season with two walks, one run and one RBI vs. Morehead State (4/13) ... hit .455 (5-for-11) with three runs scored, one RBI and two walks in series vs. Rutgers (4/15-17) … went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, double, walk and stolen base in win over Cincinnati (4/19) … batted .467 (7-for-15) with three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs, four RBI, one stolen base and 1.000 slugging percentage in series at Illinois (4/22-24) … .300 batting average (3-for-10) with two runs scored, double, home run, four RBI, two walks and stolen base in series vs. Iowa (5/6-8) … made a leaping catch at the wall in left in ranked win over No. 16 FAU (5/11) … tied his career high with a 10-game hit streak (4/12-29) … had a career-high 20-game reached base streak (3/30-5/1) … batted .300 with a .900 slugging on three runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run, four RBI and two walks in series vs. No. 19 Michigan (5/13-15) … hit .286 (4-for-14) with two runs scored, two homers and two RBI in series at No. 24 Minnesota (5/19-5/21) … hit two late-inning homers vs. the Gophers to seal the series win in the finale (5/21) … currently on a six-game hit streak and 12-game reached base streak … leads all active Buckeyes with 61 career multi-hit performances and 27 multi-RBI contests … first Buckeye to have at least 40 doubles, 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases in OSU career.
2015 (Sophomore Season): Started in left field in all 55 games for the Buckeyes … batted .279 with 33 runs scored, two triples, 15 doubles, seven home runs, 34 RBI, 25 walks and 16 stolen bases … named to Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch list … posted a home run in his first at-bat of the year in the 2015 opener vs. George Mason (2/13) … batted .333 with two doubles, RBI, a walk and stolen base at FAU series (2/20-22) … collected one run and a double on 2-for-5 hitting at WKU (3/9) … tallied two runs, two RBI, a home run and scored from first on a pickoff attempt error vs. Northern Kentucky (3/11) … saved three runs with an over-the-shoulder grab at the wall vs. Rider (3/17/15) … collected a career-high eight total bases, going 3-for-4 with a triple, home run, three RBI and two runs at Rutgers (3/27) … had a career-high three runs scored vs. Ohio (3/31) … knocked in two runs and scored once with a triple and home run vs. Penn State (4/4) … posted his 11th multi-hit game vs. No. 4 Louisville (4/14) … batted .556 with two runs scored, two walks and a double in series at Nebraska (4/17-19) … went 4-for-6 with a double, grand slam and career-high five runs scored and program-tying eight RBI at Miami (5/5) … batted .357 (5-for-14) with four doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in series vs. Maryland (5/8-5/10) … led the team with 20 multi-hit games … also had nine multi-RBI contests … ended the season on a four-game hit streak.
2014 (Freshman Season): Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... second team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game ... second team All-Big Ten honoree ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... paced the Buckeyes with a .337 batting average, the fifth-best mark in the Big Ten ... also collected 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs, 28 runs scored and 25 RBI ... stole 10 bases and walked 16 times in 53 starts ... went 5-for-14 with a double, two RBI and a run scored at UCF Tournament (2/21-23) ... claimed a bases-loaded walk-off single to give the team a 5-4 win over The Citadel (2/22) ... 3-for-7 with a double, three walks, two runs scored and an RBI in series at No. 9 Oregon (3/7-9) ... 4-for-11 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored in Siena series (3/14-15) ... 2-for-5 with two doubles in Indiana series (3/28-30) ... went 6-for-14 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Penn State series (4/11-13) ... 6-for-12 with two doubles, four runs scored and an RBI in Murray State series (4/18-20) ... went 3-for-10 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in Iowa series (5/3-5) ... 4-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base against Cincinnati (5/13) ... went 5-for-13 with two home runs, two stolen bases, three RBI and three runs scored in Northwestern series (5/15-17) ... led the team with 16 multi-hit contests, including three four-hit performances ... had a season-best eight game hit streak (3/8-3/19).
Licking Heights H.S.: Ronnie was a four-year letterwinner and two-time first team all-conference selection at Licking Heights ... named all-district, All-Ohio and a Rawlings All-American as a senior ... batted .578 with 14 home runs, 51 RBI and 11 stolen bases as a senior ... hit .459 with 24 doubles, five triples and nine home runs as a junior ... a three-year letterwinner in football and a two-year letterwinner in basketball ... first team all-conference and second team All-Ohio as a junior in football.
Personal: Ronnie is the son of Ronnie and Antoinette Dawson ... has a younger sister, Christiana.
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