Mount Vernon Nazarene College teammates Brian Sheets and Andy Heimbach have been selected as the Mid-Ohio Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively for their efforts in games played during the week of April 27-May 2.
Sheets, a sophomore third baseman from Vermilion, Ohio, batted .538 to guide the Cougars to a 3-0 week. He had seven hits in 13 at bats with four doubles, three runs batted in, and seven runs scored.
Heimbach, a sophomore righthander from Wheelersburg, Ohio, pitched a four-hitter and defeated Walsh University 8-0 in the opening round of the MOC Tournament. He hurled all nine innings and allowed just four hits and two walks while recording nine strikeouts. The shutout was Heimbach's fourth of the season and the ninth of his career which ties him with Mike Patch (1994-97) for the MVNC all-time lead.
MVNC is now 33-8 overall and will advance to the NAIA Great Lakes Regional Tournament as a result of winning the MOC Tournament. The regional event will be hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, from May 8-12.