WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Redshirt freshman Seth Lonsway  (Celina, Ohio) was dominant as Ohio State beat Purdue, 6-1, Friday night in Big 10 action. Lonsway, last week’s Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, struck out a career-high 14 in eight innings to improve to 7-4 on the year. He allowed just one unearned run on two hits with two walks. His 14th strikeout in the eighth inning  set the OSU single-season record for strikeouts by an OSU staff with a combined 496 strikeouts, passing the 495 mark set in 2016.

  • With 14 strikeouts by Lonsway, the Ohio State pitching staff broke the single-season record set by the 2016 team and now has 496 strikeouts this season. Lonsway becomes the first Buckeye pitcher to strike out 14 in a game since Alex Wimmers (2009).
  • Lonsway struck out 14 tonight the most by a pitcher at Alexander Field history.

Redshirt sophomore DH Brent Todys drove in four runs, including the go-ahead, three-run homer in the fourth. With the series win, the Buckeyes improve to 30-24 overall and 11-12 in Big Ten play, while the Boilermakers fell to 20-32 overall and 7-15 in Big Ten play.

OSU Head Coach Greg Beals said:

“Seth obviously gave us a great outing. To go eight innings and strike out 14 guys on two hits, with an unearned run in the first, it’s just want we needed. If he’s able to pitch ahead in the count where that breaking ball forces action, he’s going to be tough and that’s what he did tonight. We limited them to one run in the first and that was critical.”