Ohio State head coach Greg Beals announced Wednesday that sophomore catcher and captain Dillon Dingler was in surgery for a fractured hamate bone, an injury in the wrist.
Dingler played in the opening game against Seton Hall, but he has since been sidelined. Beals would not speculate on the timeline for his return.
“Dillon is a strong young man, and he wants to compete as soon as possible,” Beals said. “We’ve got the best medical staff you can ask for, and we will get him back on that field as soon as he is ready to go.”
In the meantime, redshirt sophomore catcher Brent Todys has been strong in Dingler’s absence. Todys has a .286 batting average and an RBI in three starts.
The Buckeyes will move forward with a game against BYU in Corpus Christi, Texas, at 3 p.m. Friday. This will be Ohio State’s first game of the Kleberg Bank College Classic.