Jeremiah Armstrong and Jason Hall, two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College baseball team, were selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association National Pitcher and Player of the Week respectively for their efforts during the week of May 10-16.
Armstrong, a senior pitcher from Uhrichsville, Ohio, tossed a two-hit shutout in the Cougarsí 4-0 victory over Geneva (PA) College in the championship game of the NCCAA East Region Tournament. The former Claymont High School star struck out nine batters and issued just two walks in his complete game performance.
On the season, Armstrong has compiled a 6-5 record with a 3.44 earned run average. In 68 innings of work, he has struck out 71 batters with only 31 walks.
Hall, a sophomore second baseman from Mount Vernon, Ohio, led the team with a .556 batting average and five runs batted in during MVNCís three victories in the NCCAA East Region Tournament. The former Mount Vernon High School standout had his best performance in the title game against Geneva when he went 2-for-3 and drove in three of the teamís four runs.
Hall has posted a .323 batting average for the season with 51 hits, seven doubles, one home run, 31 RBI, and 29 runs scored. He also has a .933 fielding percentage with only 11 errors in 180 chances.
The Cougars will close out their season when the team travels to Indiana Wesleyan University for the 1999 NCCAA National Tournament that begins on Wednesday. MVNC is 35-14 and will be the top seed in the 10-team double elimination tournament.