Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Two Cougars Named NAIA Honorable
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Nick Schwartz and Eddie Smith, two members
of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team, were selected
as NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans when the teams were
announced recently at the NAIA World Series.
Schwartz, a senior right-handed pitcher from Sunbury, Ohio,
posted a 6-4 record on the mound with a 3.29 earned run average.
The former Big Walnut High School star led the Cougars with 79
1/3 innings pitched and 75 strikeouts. He also threw two
shutouts and seven complete games in 12 starts with a save in
his one relief appearance.
Smith, a junior outfielder from Johnstown, Ohio, batted .351 in
his first season after transferring in from Columbus State
Community College. The former Northridge High School standout
posted 10 doubles, one triple, seven home runs, 38 runs scored
and a team-high 50 RBI.
MVNU finished the season with a 27-22 overall record. The
Cougars also advanced to the NAIA Region IX Tournament
championship game for the seventh straight year.