Chilliwack slugger signs with Sacramento State Hornets

Chilliwack Minor Baseball grad Dylan Ohlsen is taking his big bat to the NCAA ranks

Chilliwack Minor Baseball grad Dylan Ohlsen is moving into the university ranks, signing a letter of intent with Sacramento State U.

The six-foot and 200 pound infielder (usually third base) spent last season with the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s Abbotsford Cardinals.

He led the league in home runs with eight and runs batted in with 35. In 43 regular season games the teenager hit .269 and showed a good eye at the plate, drawing almost as many walks (25) as strikeouts (30).

Ohlsen took it to another level in nine playoff games and 33 at-bats, hitting .364 with a home-run.

His baseball resume includes appearances in the 2014 B.C. Summer Games and the 2016 Canada Cup tournament.

“Dylan has a chance to be a middle of the order bat,” said Sac State head coach Reggie Christiansen. He’s very physical with tremendous power and a very high ceiling offensively.

“There is no doubt in my mind that Dylan will be a great fit in our program.”

The 17 year old joins a Hornet team that has experienced a lot of recent success, with six straight 30-plus win seasons under Christiansen.

They have the eighth most wins of any NCAA Div-1 program over that stretch.

Sac State went 12-12 in Western Athletic Conference play last season, good for fourth in the nine-team standings. The Hornets went on to win the WAC tournament and advance to NCAA regional playoffs, the second time the Hornets have done that.

“I chose Sacramento State because during my visit I liked the facilities, the campus, and the climate,” Ohlsen said. “I got a good feeling from the team and the coaches and felt that they would be able to help me improve my skills and take my game to the next level.”

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