MIDLAND, MICH. - Tyler Jandron, Connor Foley, and David Vinsky of the Northwood baseball team were named to the Division II Midwest All-Region Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Timberwolve's ace Tyler Jandron earned the Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year award and first team honors while Northwood outfielders David Vinsky and Connor Foley also brought home first team honors.
The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Division II All-America Committee.
Highlighting the all-region team for Northwood is starting pitcher Tyler Jandron who was named the Pitcher of the Year in the Midwest by the ABCA. Jandron is the first player in program history to earn Pitcher of the Year honors by the ABCA. The Pitcher of the Year selection adds to the incredible season for Jandron that also includes being named the GLIAC Pitcher of the Year and the Midwest Pitcher of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). He finished the year earning the GLIAC pitching "triple crown," leading the conference in wins (10), ERA (2.61) and strikeouts (80). He also tossed three complete game shutouts, two of which came in 1-0 conference victories. Jandron concluded the incredible season with a 12-1 record, a 2.37 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 91 innings pitched and is a finalist for the Brett Tomko DII Pitcher of the Year award.
Connor Foley captured first team all-region honors for the Timberwolves as an outfielder. Foley played a pivotal role in the best season in Northwood baseball history with a stellar .401 batting average in the regular season. Foley concluded the regular season second in the GLIAC in runs scored with 60, third in batting average at .401, third in the league in on base percentage at .494 and tied for the second most hits in the GLIAC with 79. Foley continued the impressive play in the post season and set a school record in runs scored with 74. Foley's 93 hits broke the school record previously held by Kevon Ventimiglia (71) from the 1998 season and ranks second all-time in hits in a season to teammate David Vinsky.
Northwood's David Vinsky earned first team honors as an outfielder. Vinsky became one of the top offensive performers in the country in his first season at Northwood. He finished the regular season with a .444 batting average to go along with a .654 slugging percentage. Vinsky set single season records for Northwood in hits (109), extra base hits (35), doubles (27), total bases (156), and runs batted in (60). The freshman for Northwood ranked at the top or near the top of all division II in batting average throughout the majority of the season and finished with a .449 batting average after post-season play and is a finalist for the Tino Martinez DII National Player of the Year award.
Jandron, Foley, and Vinsky were key contributors to the most successful season in Northwood baseball history that included the school's first ever GLIAC regular season championship, GLIAC tournament title, a school record for wins, a top ten national ranking, and a #1 seed in the Midwest Region.