COLUMBUS, Ohio – Redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher Seth Lonsway was recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as National Pitcher of the Week, announced Tuesday afternoon. This is the second national award for Lonsway. He was recognized as a National Player of the Week on Monday by Collegiate Baseball.
Lonsway fanned a career-high 14 in eight innings of work and allowed just one unearned on two hits and two walks to help the Buckeyes to a series sweep at Purdue last weekend in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Celina, Ohio native is the Big Ten strikeout leader with 110 this season. He became the first Buckeye pitcher to strike out at least 100 hitters in a single-season since Alex Wimmers in 2009. His 110 strikeouts currently ranks seventh in OSU history.
Lonsway Awards (This Week):
The No. 7 seed Buckeyes face No. 2 seed Michigan in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park. Lonsway will get the start for the Scarlet and Gray on the mound. The contest will be televised on BTN and can also be heard on the radio on AM 1460 ESPN.