Levi Curry and Richey
Burgos, two members of the Mount Vernon
Nazarene University baseball team, were
honored once again when the American Mideast
Conference and NAIA Pitcher and Player of
the Week honors were handed out respectively
for games played during the week of March
24-30. Curry was also selected as the NAIA
National Pitcher of the Week.
(left), a senior left-handed
pitcher from Mount Vernon, Ohio, was chosen
as the AMC and NAIA Region IX Pitcher of the
Week for the second time in three weeks
after tossing the second perfect game and
16th no-hitter in school history in a 7-0
victory over Cedarville University on March
26. The former Mount Vernon High School star
needed 90 pitches to retire all 21 batters
that he faced while matching his career high
with 10 strikeouts.
On the season, Curry has posted a 5-1
record on the mound with a 2.57 ERA. In 42
innings of work, he has struck out 30
batters, and opponents are hitting just .255
against him. He also leads the Cougars with
For his career, Curry is now 13-5 in just
two seasons at MVNU with a 2.41 ERA. He has
90 strikeouts in 119.2 innings and has
tossed four career shutouts and 13 complete
games in 18 starts.
(right), a senior third
baseman from Ponce, Puerto Rico, was
selected as the AMC and NAIA Region IX
Player of the Week for the third straight
week after batting .727 with a 1.636
slugging percentage. The former Puerto Rico
Academy standout went 8-for-11 at the plate
during the Cougarsí 3-1 week with one
double, three home runs, five runs scored,
and four RBI while drawing three walks.
On the season, Burgos is batting .506
(44-for-87) with seven doubles, one triple,
seven home runs, 30 RBI, and 19 runs scored.
He also has drawn 11 walks and has a .560
on-base percentage and an .851 slugging
For his career, Burgos ranks first in
school history in walks (109), second in
batting average (.400), third in home runs
(29), fourth in RBI (168), fifth in hits
(235), sixth in doubles (45), ninth in runs
scored (152), and tenth in at bats (587).
MVNU is currently 16-9 overall and 8-2 in
the AMC. The Cougars, who have won four
straight games, are slated to return to
action on Tuesday when MVNU will travel to
Notre Dame College for a conference
doubleheader that will start at 1:00 p.m.