April 7, 2021

Lonsway Named National Pitcher of the Week


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior left-hander Seth Lonsway had a dominating outing last Saturday against Indiana and as a result, he has been named the National Pitcher of the Week by various outlets.

Lonsway struck out a career-high 17 Hoosiers in a seven inning, complete game, two-hit shutout. He threw just 95 pitches in the 6-0 victory. Remarkably, just four outs in the game did not come via the strikeout. The win came in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader and helped spur the Buckeyes to a four-game weekend sweep of the previous Big Ten leading Hoosiers.

A number of national sites had Lonsway as their top pitcher of the week. Those sites were Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of The Week, D1Baseball National Player of the Week, NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week and Perfect Game/Rawlings Pitcher of the Week.

Ohio State is 12-7 on the season and currently sits third in the Big Ten standings, just a game and a half out of first. Michigan is in second place, one game ahead of the Buckeyes. Those rivals meet this weekend in a big three-game series in Ann Arbor.