Hoots Sign Freshman Catcher Dahlberg for 2023 Prospect League Season

The University of Illinois-Springfield backstop will make his Division II debut this spring

O’FALLON, Mo. – The O’Fallon Hoots, proud members of the Prospect League, announced the signing of catcher Ivan Dahlberg for the 2023 summer season. Dahlberg comes to O’Fallon as a freshman from the University of Illinois-Springfield (UIS). 

The 5-foot-10, 205-pound, right-handed catcher attended Minooka Community High School in Minooka, Illinois. From his sophomore year on, Dahlberg was a powerful, left-handed presence batting in the heart of Minooka’s lineup. During his senior season, the slugger posted a .361 AVG, .535 OBP, 22 hits, 14 RBIs, 20 BB, and 23 R in 61 at-bats. Dahlberg had a .987 FP in 23 games played behind the dish. The Illinois-native was ranked 21st as a catcher in the state of Illinois by Prep Baseball Report (PBR) and played for the travel ball team, the Illinois Dynasty, before committing to play for the UIS Prairie Stars. The freshman’s polished presence on both sides of the field led him to be the first commit of nine new additions to the UIS 2023 roster.

The Hoots 2023 summer schedule is available now. Single game tickets and promotional announcements will come at a later date. For up-to-the-minute information about the Hoots, visit ofallonhoots.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About the O’Fallon Hoots

The O’Fallon Hoots began play in O’Fallon, Missouri in May 2020 after relocating from Hannibal, Missouri following the 2019 season. The Hoots provide fun and affordable things to do in the O’Fallon and St. Charles County areas.  For tickets, merchandise, or any team information, visit ofallonhoots.com.


  1. Barbara and Terry Piazza on February 7, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    So excited to see my grandson Ivan Dahlberg play this summer!!!

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