Jandron joins summer collegiate baseball league

NEGAUNEE – Former Negaunee High School all-sports star Tyler Jandron has pitched in two games for the DuPage County Hounds baseball team of the Midwest Collegiate League.

The Lemont, Illinois, team near Chicago opened its season in late May and was 6-1 through Tuesday as Jandron had pitched in two games.

He worked five innings in relief of a 7-2 victory over the Michigan City, Indiana, Lakers on June 1, allowing no runs on three hits with six strikeouts and four walks.

Then on Saturday, he started and took the loss in a 7-1 setback to the Northwest Indiana Oilers, going three innings and allowing two runs – one earned – on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

Overall, he has an 0-1 record, but just a 1.13 earned-run average.

The MCL was formed in 2010 as a wood-bat league for baseball players with remaining collegiate eligibility and now has six teams. The league runs a nine-week, 36-game season with an all-star game and playoffs. It also features a Scout Evaluation Day during its all-star game and attracts Major League scouts throughout the season.

The league also says players live with their own families or host families during its season.

Earlier in the spring, Jandron was a freshman pitching for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where he compiled a 2-3 record with the team’s only complete-game shutout, a 2-0 victory over Rockhurst on March 21. In sub-40-degree weather, he scattered five hits over nine innings, walking one and fanning nine.

He had a 4.94 ERA in 47 1/3 innings, striking out 46 and walking 28 on a team that went just 14-27 overall and 11-25 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Steve Brownlee can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 252. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.