For the second time this season, Adam Rowe, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College baseball team, has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week.
Rowe, a freshman lefthander from Wooster, Ohio, was honored for his performances during the week of April 23-29 when the former Wooster High School standout posted a 2-0 record in two appearances with a 1.29 earned run average. For the week, opposing batters hit just .137 against him (7-for-51).
Rowe began the week by tossing a four-hit complete game against Tiffin University as the Cougars posted a 4-1 victory. He allowed just one unearned run and one walk while striking out five batters. Rowe also pitched a complete game in a 6-3 win over Mount Union College as he gave up just three hits, two walks, and three runs with seven strikeouts.
On the season, Rowe has compiled a 7-3 record with a team-best 3.68 ERA. He also leads the team in innings pitched (58.2) and strikeouts (48). Opposing batters are hitting just .236 against him for the season (54-for-229).
MVNC is currently 31-13 overall. The Cougars finished second in the American Mideast Conference with a 16-6 mark. The team will be the second seed at the six-team NAIA Region IX Tournament that gets underway on Wednesday in Butler, Pennsylvania. MVNC will face fifth-seeded Walsh University at 9:30 a.m. in the first round of the double elimination event.