(1-26-18) Ohio State freshman starting pitcher Seth Lonsway will not make his collegiate debut and play this season for the Buckeyes.
Head Coach Greg Beals told the Ohio State school paper The Lantern at the Friday media press availabilty:
“[Lonsway] is ineligible for the season with academic issues from his high school”
Also an email has been received from the OSU Athletics Communications Department-
ALEX MORANDO Assistant Director Athletics Communications (Ohio State Athletics)
Freshman pitcher Seth Lonsway is ineligible for the season with academic issues from his high school. Coach Beals added today in availability that his first semester at Ohio State went great.
Beals added that his first semester at Ohio State “went great” academically, but the NCAA took issue with a few of the classes on his high school transcript.
No details on exactly what the issues were with the transcript that caused the NCAA to issue Lonsway being ruled ineligible and when it was discovered. NCAA athletes at the DI level usually go thru the association’s eligibility center before they enter the university.
“We’re all disappointed about that, but we gotta move on and Seth’s met that, and knows where we stand with that.”
Lonsway graduated from Celina last spring, after being drafted by the Reds in the 19th round, he decided to attend OSU and forego professional baseball.
Lonsway was just named Ohio’s 2017 Mr. Baseball last week after an outstanding 2017 season.