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).
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1️⃣4️⃣ Ks, most by a Buckeye in 10 years
— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioStateBASE) May 18, 2019
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).
— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioStateBASE) March 30, 2019
Lonsway’s Honors & Awards in 2019: