Andy Heimbach, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College baseball team and the 1999 NAIA National Player of the Year, has been selected as the recipient of the 1999 Easton Redline Defense Award for the NAIA division.
Heimbach, a native of Wheelersburg, Ohio, posted a 13-2 record with a 1.54 earned run average during his junior season. The right-handed pitcher, who did not commit any errors during the season, posted a school-record six shutouts while striking out a school-record 141 batters and issuing just 16 walks.
The winners in the other divisions were: Ken Harvey, First Baseman, University of Nebraska (NCAA I); Kyle Proyer, Catcher, Quincy University (IL) (NCAA II); Johnny Craig, Catcher, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (NCAA III); Matt Pesson, Shortstop, Grayson County College (TX) (JUCO); and Kenneth Tirpack, Catcher, Boardman High School (OH).
The winners are featured in an article on page 15 of the October 8th issue of Collegiate Baseball.