Team Ohio 2015 Future Games Spotlight: Seth Lonsway, LHP



By Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Ohio will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Ohio at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

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+ Seth Lonsway, LHP
+ Peyton Deats, LHP
+ Bryce Borton, OF
+ Juan Broom, RHP
+ Tyler Wardwell, SS
+ Connor McMurry, RHP
+ Tommy Bell, SS/OF
+ Brandon DeHass, C
+ Alex Theis, LHP/OF
+ Brendan Regan, MIF
+ Ryan Christy, SS/OF
+ Cade Pipoly, MIF/OF

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Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Seth Lonsway, LHP

Seth Lonsway vs Defiance 2Name: Seth Lonsway
Position: LHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot, 165-pounds
High School: Celina High School
Summer Team(s): Lima Locos Express 16u / Celina Acme

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 4/22/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 165-pound athletic frame. On the mound the southpaw has a slow tempo delivery with good direction. Throws from a high-¾ slot with his fastball sitting 85-88 mph with some cut to it. The fastball topped out at 89 a few times in the first inning and stayed in the 85-88 range throughout. He uses a breaking ball with good depth and 1/7 action at 69-71 mph. The southpaw tried to keep the opposing offense off-balance with a change the he mixed in a couple times at 74-75 mph with so arm-side run and dip. Seth did not throw a slider against Defiance but showcased a slider with side-to-side action and late break at 72 mph at the Western Winter Showcase. Four-pitch lefty that was impressive at the showcase in the Winter and has already showed development and improvement. Will be interesting to see how he progresses, definitely one to keep an eye on.

Date: 1/18/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 165-pound athletic frame. On the mound the southpaw has a slow tempo delivery with good direction. Throws from a high-¾ slot with his fastball sitting 83-85 mph with arm-side run. He uses a breaking ball with good depth and 12/6 action at 69-70 mph. Seth did showcase a slider with side-to-side action and late break at 72 mph. Three-pitch lefty that was impressive and will be interesting to see how he progresses. One to keep an eye on.

Seth Lonsway vs DefianceThoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the great state of Ohio: "I feel honored to be recognized by PBR to represent Team Ohio. I’m looking forward to the high level of competition this event offers."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR helped expose me and my talents very well. It has been a great media platform to get recognized."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received (All-State teams, Preseason all-state teams, league honors, honor roll, etc): 3rd-Team PBR All-State in 2015. Received varsity baseball letter freshman and sophomore year. 2014 freshman year honorable mention WBL,  2015 Sophomore year 2nd team All Northwest Ohio District pitcher. Western Buckeye League 1st team. Honor roll for spring 2015 trimester.

2015 Statistics: Pitching: 39 IP, 4-1, 60 K

What other sports do you play: Celina varsity soccer: defender, received varsity letter freshman and sophomore year.

GPA/ACT/SAT: 2.9 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself: "I’m determined to succeed and achieve my personal goals. I love being challenged!"

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Ohio

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Bubba Arslanian OH Aurora 2017 C
Tommy Bell OH Fairmont High School 2017 SS
Bryce Borton OH Defiance 2017 OF
Juan Broom OH Willoughby 2017 RHP
Jace Burke OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Ryan Christy OH Twinsburg 2017 SS
Peyton Deats OH Tiffin Calvert 2017 LHP
Brandon DeHass OH New Albany 2017 C
Dillon Dingler OH Jackson 2017 C
Matt Dockman OH Bishop Watterson 2017 LHP
Seth Lonsway OH Celina 2017 LHP
Connor McMurry OH Summit Country Day 2017 RHP
Cade Pipoly OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 2B
Brendan Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Collin Romel OH Olmsted Falls 2017 LHP
Jake Schrand OH Colerain 2017 RHP
Evan Shawver OH Amherst Steele 2018 LHP
Alex Theis OH New Riegel 2017 LHP
Tyler Wardwell OH La Salle 2017 SS

 

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