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Wyatt Loncar

RHP

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 230
  • B/T R/R
  • Hometown Pacific Palisades, Calif.
  • Last School Palisades

Career Honors 

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021) 
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021, 2022) 

2022 (Junior) 

  • Carved out a starting role in the weekend rotation a month into the season, making 13 total appearances with 10 starts.  
  • Across 51.1 innings pitched, Loncar struck out 73 batters on his way to a 2-4 record and 4.56 ERA.  
  • In his second career start on March 14 against Marshall, Loncar pitched five innings of scoreless baseball and struck out five on his way to a win.  
  • Had a quality start on March 20 against UNCW, strikeout out eight batters and allowing only three hits in six innings despite taking the loss.  
  • Pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in an opener appearance against Toledo on March 30.  
  • On April 10 against MSU, Loncar struck out nine Spartans and allowed only two hits and a run across five innings of work.  
  • In the dramatic 6-5 series finale win at Michigan, Loncar gave up just two hits across five innings and struck out seven batters.  
  • In five-inning starts against Rutgers and Northwestern in back-to-back weekends, Loncar struck out a combined 11 batters with just three earned runs in the two outings.  
  • Loncar’s last outing of the season on May 15 against Penn State saw him pick up his second win; he struck out eight batters and allowed two runs in the 12-3 Buckeye victory.  

2021 (Sophomore)

  • Made four appearances and finished with a 2.70 ERA in 6.2 innings
  • Pitched 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four, in the opening weekend game vs. Illinois (May 7)
  • Pitched a scoreless inning vs. Maryland at home on March 29

2020 (Freshman)

  • 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched over three appearances out of the bullpen
  • Pitched 2.1 innings, striking out two without allowing an earned run against Indiana State (2/16)
  • Tossed 2.2 shutout innings while striking out three to record first-career win at North Florida (3/10)

Prior to Ohio State

  • Two-year letterwinner for coach Mike Voelkel at Palisades Charter High School
  • First Team All-Western League in 2019
  • Struck out 79 with a 2.26 ERA in 46.0 innings pitched as a senior
  • Played three years of travel ball for Mike Viera and San Gabriel Valley Arsenal

Personal

  • Son of Brett and April Loncar
  • Has two brothers, Hunter and Owen
  • A communications major