June 13, 2019

Another Freshman All-American Honor for Seth Lonsway


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway was named a 2019 First Team Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-American, the website announced Thursday. From Celina, Ohio, Lonsway has now claimed five postseason awards.

Lonsway was the Division I leader in strikeouts by a freshman this spring (126). He led all Big Ten pitchers in strikeouts and batters struck looking, becoming the first Buckeye to hit the 100-strikeout mark in a single-season in 10 years. Lonsway went 8-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 17 starts in 92.1 innings pitched. Lonsway limited opposing hitters to a .214 batting average and led the conference in strikeouts in league games (71). He became the first Buckeye to tally at least 10 strikeouts in four outings in one season since Alex Wimmers had seven double-digit strikeout performances in 2009. Lonsway helped the Buckeye pitching staff break the school record for strikeouts in a season (583).

Lonsway’s Honors & Awards:

  • First Team Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-American (2019)
  • Second Team Freshman All-American by NCBWA (2019)
  • Third Team All-Big Ten (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2019)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week (May 21)
  • Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (2019)
  • Three-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times (April 1, May 13 and May 20)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (May 20)