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McFadden Sets MVNU Saves Record, Cougars Sweep Maple Leafs

GOSHEN, Ind. — The Mount Vernon Nazarene University baseball team (16-9, 11-3) defeated Goshen College (4-20, 1-13) on the road by scores of 5-3 and 3-1 on Tuesday, March 29.

Game One

History was made in game one of the series as Cruz McFadden broke the all-time saves record for MVNU baseball with his 17 save of his career. McFadden, who is just a sophomore, surpassed Darren Athey (2010-12) to claim the top spot. Leading 5-0 heading into the bottom of the ninth, a couple of unearned Maple Leaf runs cut the Cougar lead to just three. With a save situation now in place, head coach Keith Veale turned to his closer. After another unearned run, McFadden struck-out the Goshen batter for the final out of the game.

Josh Pettit got the win on the mound in game one. Pettit pitched six-innings and allowed just three hits. The righty from North Vernon, Indiana struck-out 13 Maple Leafs.

Game Two

Andrew Miller started game two with a two-run bomb to put MVNU on top early. Goshen countered with a run in the bottom of the inning. In the top of the second, Toby Walker singled up the middle, scoring Clay Cottle. No more runs scored the rest of the game for either team.

Logan Fox got the start and was the winning pitcher. Fox pitched the full seven, allowing seven hits, three strikeout’s and one earned run.

What’s Next

MVNU takes on Spring Arbor University on Thursday, March 31. The doubleheader in Spring Arbor, Michigan is set to begin at 2:00pm.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,200 students from 31 states and 22 countries/U.S. territories.

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