Seth Lonsway has been named a Second Team Preseason All-American.
The redshirt sophomore left-handed pitcher is coming off his first season on the mound for the Scarlet and Gray, where he was voted a first-team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game/Rawlings and a second-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America and the NCBWA.
Lonsway posted a 8-4 ledger with a 3.70 ERA in 92 ⅓ innings across 17 starts, earning a third-team All-Big Ten selection. The lefty fireballer also earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Freshman and All-Tournament teams in 2019.
The Celina, Ohio, native led all Division-I freshmen with 126 strikeouts and struck out 71 batters in Big Ten play to lead the conference. Lonsway held opponents to a .214 average, and was named NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week on May 21, Big Ten Pitcher of the Week three times and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on May 20.
The Buckeyes begin the 2020 season against St. Joseph’s at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Port Charlotte, Fla.
“His breaking ball’s nasty,” Ohio State head coach Greg Beals told Buckeye Sports Bulletin of Lonsway. “When he is able to utilize it, he’s going to be tough because the fastball has a little life.”
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