Cougars Clinch Share of AMC South
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Despite not playing on
Friday, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University
baseball team clinched a share of the
American Mideast Conference South Division
title and earned the top seed in the
upcoming NAIA Region IX Tournament.
Cougars, who finished the regular season
with a 34-12 overall record and a 19-5 AMC
South Division mark, earned a share of the
AMC South Division title after Ohio
Dominican University split a doubleheader
with Tiffin University for the second
straight day on Friday to also finish
conference play with a 19-5 mark.
MVNU, which received votes in the latest
NAIA poll, earned the top seed in the NAIA
Region IX Tournament and the right to host
the six-team double elimination event as a
result of the conference tiebreaker rules.
The Cougars split their four-game series
with Ohio Dominican and both teams swept the
University of Rio Grande and went 3-1
against Shawnee State University. MVNU went
3-1 versus Tiffin, while the Panthers went
This is the Cougarsí 12th conference
title and the first since the 2004 season
when MVNU eventually went on to the NAIA
World Series and finished fifth.
The NAIA Region IX Tournament will start
on Tuesday with the game times and opponents
to be announced no later than Monday. There
are still several doubleheaders that must be
played to determine the final spot in the
six-team field and also the seeding order.
The winner of the NAIA Region IX Tournament
will host the NAIA Region X winner in the
East Coast Super Regional the following