MIDLAND, MICH. - Tyler Jandron, Connor Foley, and David Vinsky of the Northwood baseball team were named to the Division II All-America Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Vinsky earned a first team selection, Jandron was selected to the second team, and Foley received third 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.
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 has set single season records for Northwood in hits, extra base hits, doubles, total bases, and runs batted in to go along with being named the GLIAC Freshman of the Year. The freshman for Northwood finished the incredible season batting .449 with 109 total hits and was named a finalist for the Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year award.
Jandron compiled a year for the record books as the ace of the Timberwolves pitching staff in 2017. A year that 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 regular season earning the GLIAC pitching "triple crown," leading the conference in wins (10), ERA (2.61) and strikeouts (80) in the regular season. Including the post-season, Jandron finished the season with a 12-1 record, a 2.37 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 91 innings pitched and was named a finalist for the Brett Tomko DII Pitcher of the Year Award.
Foley completed a remarkable career for Northwood with a stellar senior campaign in which he produced a .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.
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.