Chandler named Spalding® DI Pitcher of the Year

Colorado Springs, CO – Iowa Western’s Sean Chandler guided the Reivers to the 2018 NJCAA DI Baseball World Series. For his efforts, the sophomore right handed pitcher has been named the 2018 Spalding® NJCAA DI Pitcher of the Year.


  • Position: RHP
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Bellevue, NE

2018 Statistics

  • 11-0 record
  • 74.0 innings pitched
  • 1.34 ERA
  • 123 strikeouts
  • .129 batting average/against
  • Five complete games

2018 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA DI Baseball First Team All-American
  • 2018 NJCAA DI Baseball World Series participant
  • ICCAC Player of the Year
  • NJCAA All Northern District Team
  • First Team All-Region XI
  • NJCAA DI Baseball Pitcher of the Week

Iowa Western Head Coach Marc Rardin on Chandler

“Sean’s very deserving of this award after where he started his college career. Working hard to overcome adversity not only benefitted him personally, but helped our team in so many ways. Not only was he a force on the mound for our team, but a true leader.  He was a huge reason for our total success as a team, because of who he is as a person.”

Up Next for Chandler

  • Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2018 MLB Draft (Rd. 6, pick 179)

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