Forreston grad Schneiderman signs to play with Slammers

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) Nathan Schneiderman is the latest Stateline baseball player to go pro. The Forreston grad signed a contract with the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier League on Friday.

A product of the University of Dubuque, Schneiderman has spent the last two summers playing for the Rockford Rivets collegiate wood bat league team. This year, the former Cardinal made 13 appearances for the Rivets. He struck out 50 batters in 37.2 innings pitched and had a 2.15 ERA.

Schneiderman went undrafted during his four years with the Spartans. He said it's a relief to keep playing the game he loves at the next level.

"Coming here, back to Rockford, was kind of a last chance effort for me before I have to go work and stuff," said Schneiderman. "Getting the call from my coach and then the manager over at Joliet was kind of a weight lifted off my shoulders, but now it's back to grind time now; get back at it."

"This league, and everything prepared me for the next level. Knowing that going to a small school and playing like this, is that, even the small guys can make it. That's kind of what I'm thinking right now."