Two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College baseball team were recently selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association, NAIA Region IX, and American Mideast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively for their performances during the week of March 12-18.
Scott Crawford, a junior shortstop from Prospect, Ohio, was named the Player of the Week after batting .579 (11-for-19) in six games as he led the Cougars to a 5-1 record for the week. After missing all of the 2000 season with an ACL injury, he began the season with at least one hit in each of the team's first six games. He had one double, one triple, two home runs, two stolen bases, and 13 runs batted in.
Adam Rowe, a freshman left-handed pitcher from Wooster, Ohio, was named the Pitcher of the Week after posting a complete game 9-2 victory over Illinois Institute of Technology in his first collegiate start. In seven innings of work, Rowe allowed just six hits, one walk, and two earned runs. He also struck out 12 batters.
MVNC is currently 5-1 overall. The Cougars are scheduled to face the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in a doubleheader on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida. The Tommies are ranked second in the NCAA Division III preseason poll.