MIDLAND, MICH. – The Northwood University baseball team placed a pair of athletes on the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-American Team Tuesday afternoon (May 29)
The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America Committee.
The two-time Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year, Jandron finished his career as one of the top pitchers in Northwood history. He finished the regular season leading the conference in ERA at 1.93 – the second-best ERA in the league was 3.63. Jandron ended the year with a 2.44 ERA, ranking 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. Jandron also earned Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year honors from the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA).
Vinsky turned in his second consecutive big season at the plate for the Timberwolves in his sophomore campaign. He batted .405 average with eight home runs and 52 RBIs. Vinsky ended the year with 90 hits, 17 more than any other player in the GLIAC. That marked the second straight season he led the GLIAC in hits as well as doubles. Over the first two years of his career, Vinsky has 199 hits and 50 doubles as well as a .428 batting average while earning First Team All-Region and GLIAC honors.
Northwood (38-16) won both the GLIAC and the GLIAC Tournament Championship for the second straight season this year.