Ohio State pitcher taking #CelinaStrong message to NCAA baseball tournament after tornado tears into hometown

Ohio State pitcher Seth Lonsway will have more than baseball on his mind this weekend after a tornado hit his hometown of Celina late Monday night. (Photo courtesy Ohio State sports information department)

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Ohio State pitcher Seth Lonsway will have more than baseball on his mind this weekend after a tornado hit his hometown of Celina late Monday night. (Photo courtesy Ohio State sports information department)

Ohio State pitcher Seth Lonsway will have more than baseball on his mind this weekend when the Buckeyes play in the NCAA tournament.

The lefty from Celina also figures to be thinking about his hometown as the recovery from Monday's devastating wave of storms continues all over the Miami Valley.

 

A team spokesman said Lonsway’s family home was not damaged by the tornado that hit Celina late Monday night, but the redshirt freshman plans to recognize his hometown with the message, “#CelinaStrong,” written on his hat.

Lonsway led the Big Ten with 122 strikeouts this season and carries an 8-4 record with a 3.65 ERA into the NCAA tournament.

>> PHOTOS: Daylight reveals widespread damage from Monday storms

Ohio State begins Nashville Regional play against host Vanderbilt, the No. 2 overall seed in the tournament.

 

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