COLUMBUS, Ohio – Redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher Seth Lonsway was named a National Player of the Week, Collegiate Baseball announced Monday afternoon. Lonsway, from Celina, Ohio, becomes the first Buckeye to earn national player of the week honors since Noah McGowan was recognized in 2018.
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.
Hats off, @SethLons.
— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioStateBASE) May 18, 2019
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.