Shawn Lewick Signs with Wichita WingnutsAfter having an impressive summer to this point with the Hays Larks, former Fort Hays State pitcher Shawn Lewick has been signed by the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association of Independent Baseball. Lewick just finished his senior year at FHSU in 2012, earning All-MIAA honors in his only season with the Tigers.
Lewick appeared in four games and made three starts for the Hays Larks this summer, posting a 1.37 ERA with a 2-0 record. He had 24 strikeouts in 26.1 innings pitched.
Lewick is slated to start for the Wingnuts on Friday night (June 29) when they open a three-game series with the Winnipeg Goldeyes.
The left-hander from Pretty Prairie, Kan., was the ace of the Tiger starting rotation in 2012, posting a record of 7-5 with a 3.89 ERA. He recorded 59 strikeouts in 76.1 innings pitched and had three complete games. He helped the Tigers to their first-ever MIAA Championship Tournament Final.
Lewick is the first Tiger to sign with an independent baseball team since Eric Gilliland signed with the Midwest Sliders of Ypsilanti, Mich., in 2009. Gilliland was a member of the 2011 Wichita Wingnuts in his third year of independent baseball and now is an assistant coach at Garden City (Kan.) Community College.