(4-3-21) Seth Lonsway. 17 strikeouts. Ohio State (11-7) won game one of the double-header 6-0 over Indiana.
That’s it. That’s the story. Lonsway was dominant. The best start of his career. He worked quick and was efficient. The Celina, Ohio native threw a complete-game two-hitter and recorded 17 strikeouts of the 21 outs in the 7 inning game. The 17 Ks were a career-high and he walked just one batter while throwing 95 pitches. He struck out every Hoosier starter at least once.
The only outs that didn’t come via the strikeout was a double play up the middle in the fourth, a groundout to Erwin in the fifth and a lineout to Okuley in the seventh.
At the plate, the Buckeyes took advantage of four Hoosier miscues. Dezenzo and Pohl each hit solo home runs. Sam Wilson also had a two-run double and Colton Bauer had his first triple of the year.
Ohio State put a run on the board in the first on the Dezenzo homer and then get two unearned runs in the second. Wilson delivered his two-run double in the fourth to push the lead to 5-0 and then Pohl hit his home run in the sixth to provide the final margin.
Not a lot of offense was needed when Lonsway was dealing the way he was on Saturday. It was fun to watch.
The win was the first for Lonsway in 2021.
Thanks to Ohio State Athletic Department