MIDLAND, MICH. – Former Northwood University pitcher Lennon Gwizdala has signed a professional contract with the River City Rascals of the Frontier League.
In his senior season, Gwizdala earned Second Team All-Region and First Team All-GLIAC. He lead the GLIAC with eight saves while going 2-2 with a 2.79 ERA. Gwizdala holds both the saves in a season (13) and in a career (28) record at Northwood. He finished his career with seven more saves than any other pitcher in school history. Gwizdala led all active Division II pitchers in saves. He earned Second Team All-Region from the NCBWA, D2CCA and the ABCA two straight seasons.
Gwizdala is the third Northwood player to join a professional baseball team this summer – David Vinsky was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball while Max Bain joined the Utica Unicorns of the United Shore Baseball League.
Northwood finished the year 33-21 overall, with the 33 wins standing as the third-most in school history. NU made the NCAA Regional Tournament for the third consecutive season.