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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