DETROIT, MICH. – The Northwood University baseball team placed three players on the D2CCA All-Midwest Region teams Friday morning (May 18).
Senior Tyler Jandron was named the Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year as well as earning First Team All-Region honors. Sophomore outfielder David Vinsky was named First Team All-Region as well, while junior shortstop Colin McClelland earned Second Team Recognition.
Sports Information Directors from around the region voted on the teams.
This is the second consecutive Jandron has earned Midwest Pitcher of the Year honors, and the second Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year award he has earned this spring (NCBWA). He finished the regular season leading the conference in ERA at 1.93 – the second-best ERA in the league was 3.63. Jandron currently stands with a 2.44 ERA and ranks in the top three in the conference in wins (eight), complete games (four) and strikeouts (92). Despite being at Northwood for just two years, Jandron is the all-time winningest pitcher in school history, having gone 21-4 with a 2.41 ERA in his time at NU. Jandron is the first player in GLIAC history to win Pitcher of the Year two consecutive years.
Vinsky turned in his second consecutive big season at the plate for the Timberwolves. He currently stands with a .413 average with eight home runs and 52 RBIs. Vinsky currently stands with 90 hits, 17 more than any other player in the GLIAC. Over the first two years of his career, Vinsky has 199 hits and 50 doubles as well as a .432 batting average. This is the second consecutive year that Vinsky has earned First Team All-Region honors.
In his first season at Northwood, Colin McClelland stepped into the lineup and became one of the top shortstops in the region. He batted .294 with 10 home runs and 54 RBIs. C. McClelland stands second in the GLIAC in RBIs and stands fourth in the conference in home runs. He also ranks 10th in the GLIAC in total bases (96) and third in walks (31).
Northwood (38-15) won both the GLIAC and the GLIAC Tournament Championship for the second straight season this year. The Timberwolves will play Bellarmine later today (May 18) at the NCAA Midwest Regional.