June 10, 2019

Seth Lonsway Named Freshman All-American by NCBWA

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State redshirt freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway was named a 2019 Second Team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced Monday afternoon. From Celina, Ohio, Lonsway becomes the 18th Freshman All-American in Ohio State baseball history and the second this spring (Zach Dezenzo, 2019; Collegiate Baseball).

Lonsway, a third team All-Big Ten selection, 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 in 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)