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April 28th vs. Indiana Wesleyan University

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October 20, 2019

The Cougar baseball team has concluded their fall season. They finished with a perfect record of 5-0 and look to improve on that record going into the spring season. They first played a double header against Ohio Christian University on September 28. The Cougars won both games against OCU, defeating the Trailblazers 27-0 and 10-1, starting the season with a 2-0 record. 

The MVNU team was able to keep their momentum going through the weekend of October 4 against the Michigan Dearborn Wolverines in a 3-game series. The Cougars won all 3 the games against the Wolverines and thus concluded their fall season with a 5-0 record. 

Kobe Miller, a senior on the baseball team, is very excited for this upcoming season. “We performed really well as a team… Our pitching staff is really exciting this year, we didn’t graduate many arms and the addition of Coaches Kubbs and Bacon are going to be huge for us.” Miller went on to say that he expects the team to compete very well in the spring and should onc...

October 29, 2018

The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s baseball team is pleased to have the return of a huge contributor in senior Yanni Patten after battling cancer this past year. Patten was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) of the spine in February 2018 and underwent back surgery and extensive chemotherapy before being recently told that he is now cancer free.

The impact of not having Patten was shown on the field for the baseball team as the team went 24-26 overall and 10-17 in the Crossroads League in 2018. In the 2017 season, Patten led the team with 56 hits, plus he also had 33 runs batted in.

Patten knows that being on the field means that he is joining people that he considers his brothers.

“Being a part of the MVNU baseball team is like having a second family,” Patten said.

This fall during practice, Patten was able to participate in batting practice and fielding, as well as continuing to pursue his degree in engineering. Patten was a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete during...

April 23, 2018

      As postseason tournaments approach, the MVNU baseball team (21-20-0) is sitting in the middle of the Crossroads League. 

      Coach Keith Veale said “things have been up and down as far as results thus far.”  

      The team has been doing well at the plate, but “we’ve struggled more on the defensive side of the ball than I thought we would,” Veale said.

      Some significant injuries have also set the team back this season, Veale said.

      Leading the team into battle this year is lone senior outfielder, designated hitter and first baseman Jesse Staudt. 

      “Jesse is having a great senior season to date,” Veale said. 

      Heading into today’s game, Staudt is batting .372 and is leading the Crossroads

      League with 12 home runs and is tied for first in the league with 40 RBI.

      Staudt transferred to MVNU his junior year from Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania.


          The Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team will graduate four seniors who have helped build the tradition of Cougar baseball.

         Pitcher Bryce Arledge, second baseman Jaime Montero, pitcher Jacob Chrysler and leftfielder Corey Gould will all wrap up their college careers this spring.

         The four seniors have helped the Cougars put together an overall record of 147-62 over their four years as Cougars.

         They have made it to the NAIA National Championship twice, won the Crossroads League tournament twice, and have secured a spot in the league tournament all four years at MVNU.

         Arledge is a main figure in the pitching rotation this year. He is 8-5 from the mound so far this season with 55 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.63.

         Montero, from Coto Laurel, Puerto Rico, made the transition from third base to second after coming back from an injury last...

          Sitting in fourth place in the Crossroads League, MVNU baseball (31-20, 13-11) will continue the tradition of postseason play.

         The Cougars will wrap up their season with a three-game series against Indiana Weslyan University this weekend, then will kick off playoff competition in May.

As a team, the Cougars are ranked sixth in the NAIA in total doubles with 109 on the season.

         Leading the Cougars offensively is sophomore Yanni Patten, who holds a .391 batter average and 27 RBI. Sophomore Aaron Saal follows close behind, batting .369 with 45 RBI. Senior Jaime Montero holds a batting average of .365 and 41 RBI. He finished the weekend series against Bethel College with four home runs and 13 RBI.

         Junior Jesse Staudt also has come up big at the plate. He is batting .281 with 18 doubles, seven home runs and 45 RBI for the Cougars.

         Sophomore Trenton Wood leads the Cougars o...

          After multiple weather delays and many rescheduled games, Cougar baseball finished a three-game series against Marian University yesterday afternoon with a 16-7 loss.

         The game ended with 23 hits and three home runs between the two teams. Marian earned the series victory, 2-1.

         “Playing as a team has been our biggest struggle,” said senior pitcher Jacob Chrysler. “Either the defense is playing well but we aren’t hitting, or we are scoring without playing defense. We have to get on the same page.”

         During yesterday’s matchup the teams remained scoreless in the first inning. Marian earned the first run in the second and MVNU took the lead with a four-run third inning.

         At the end of the fifth the score was 5-2 in the Cougars’ favor. The fifth and sixth innings were uneventful for both teams before the bats came alive in the seventh. Marian tied the score at seven in the s...

            The MVNU baseball team (19-10, 5-2) is back on the field after a week of postponed games because of the weather.

           The Cougars swept a three-game series against the University of Saint Francis over the weekend, then split a pair of games with Marian University yesterday afternoon.

            Marian came out strong in game one with two runs in the first inning but MVNU cut the score in half when senior Jaime Montero scored on an RBI from sophomore Drew Ritchey.

            But junior Zach St. Pierre homered for Marian in the sixth inning, sealing the victory for the Knights.

            “You can never stop improving in any aspect of the game,” said junior Jesse Staudt. “I would say defensively is where we need to improve the most. In close games, errors are usually the dif...

            An optimistic Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team is once again gunning toward a conference championship this spring.

            The Cougars are young, recruiting 11 freshmen for the 2016-17 campaign and returning 12 sophomores, one junior and four seniors.

            “We have a good amount of experience coming back, but we're also going to be needing some freshmen to step up and compete for us,” said senior outfielder Corey Gould. “I have a lot of confidence that the young guys will be able to do that for us.”

            This season, sophomore Yanni Patten will take first base for the Cougars. Patten led the Crossroads League in hitting as a freshman, batting .406 with 39 RBI. He earned First Team All-League honors as a freshman.

            At second base is se...

          The MVNU baseball team (14-8) finished the two-week spring break trip to Florida with nine wins and seven losses.

          The Cougars’ earned victories over Cleary University, Cornerstone University, Trinity Baptist College, Warner University, Missouri Valley College and Thomas University.

          Highlights from the trip include a 4-3 win over Cleary, a shutout against Trinity Baptist College from senior pitcher Jacob Chrysler and an 11-1 victory over Missouri Valley College.

          “Florida was the first time we really got to see how hard we worked in the offseason,” said Chrysler. “It was also a chance to build relationships with the guys away from the demands of school.”

          “It was a great team builder,” said sophomore first baseman Yanni Patten. “We played very well as a team.”

          The first week of the Florida tournament competition, MVN...

September 18, 2016

MVNU athletes brought in a multitude of academic honors last year, with 12 MVNU teams garnering NAIA Scholar-Team Honors for the 2015-16 school year.

To receive this accolade, teams must have a combined grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The women’s soccer team topped the MVNU list with a team GPA of 3.58 followed closely by volleyball with a 3.57.

“We use the same diligence we use on the field to transfer over in our studies,” senior women’s soccer player Shannon Gwynn said. “This means studying on the bus during long road trips, studying late after practice and just using our free time wisely.”

Many MVNU athletes also brought in individual honors. In June, the Crossroads League office announced that 20 Cougar athletes received Crossroads League All-Academic Honors.

To be given the honors the athlete must be a junior or senior, maintain a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be nominated by the institution’s head coach or sports information director.

Cougars who received the accolade...

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