NewsMVNU's Dendinger Named AMC and NCCAA Player of the Week
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Ty Dendinger, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team, was recently selected as the American Mideast Conference Player of the Week and the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance during the week of March 17-23.
Dendinger, a sophomore infielder from Greenwich, Ohio, batted .600 (9-for-15) as the Cougars went 5-0 during the week. The former standout at South Central High School also posted a .684 on-base percentage, a 1.000 slugging percentage, and a 1.000 fielding percentage with 17 putouts and one assist and no errors.
In a 12-2 win over Ohio State University-Newark, Dendinger went 0-for-1 with three walks as he scored twice. Then, in a doubleheader sweep of Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) University, he went 5-for-8 with four RBI, four runs scored, one double, and his first collegiate home run. He closed out the week by going 4-for-6 with two RBI, two runs scored, and two doubles in a twinbill sweep of Illinois Institute of Technology.
For the season, Dendinger is batting .417 for MVNU, which is off to an 8-5 start. Dendinger is 15-for-36 with four doubles, one home run, seven RBI, and 10 runs scored. He also leads the team with a .611 slugging percentage.
The Cougars will return to action on Tuesday when the team will travel to Mount Union College for a non-conference doubleheader that will get under way at 1:00 p.m.