COLUMBUS, Ohio – Redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher Seth Lonsway was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. Lonsway, from Celina, Ohio, collects his third and fourth weekly awards of the year. Ohio State has been recognized nine times this spring, which is second-most in the Big Ten.
Dominant @SethLons 💪
1️⃣4️⃣ Ks, most by a Buckeye in 10 years
— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioStateBASE) May 18, 2019
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, Ind. Lonsway 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.
Ohio State travels to Omaha, Neb., this afternoon via charter flight to the 2019 Big Ten Tournament. The No. 7 seed Buckeyes face No. 2 seed Michigan in the opening round at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park. The contest will be televised on BTN and can also be heard on the radio on AM 1460 ESPN.