Heeke, Patty earn MAC weekly awards

Midland junior Jordan Patty threw his second shutout in two consecutive games in the April 16 contest against Kent State.

Seven innings, no runs 11 strikeouts -- that was the line for Central Michigan junior right-hander Jordan Patty on April 16.

That performance earned Patty the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week award. He wasn't the only Chippewa honored, however, as senior infielder Zach Heeke was named co-Player of the Week. 

Where Patty was dominant on the mound, Heeke performed as such at the plate. Heeke earned nine hits in 13 at-bats and blasted his second career home run udirng the four-game MAC series against Kent State. He now has a seven-game hitting streak. 

Patty, meanwhile, extended his scoreless inning streak to 25 2/3 with seven scoreless against Kent State in a 10-0 mercy victory. The win over the Golden Flashes improves his record to 4-1 and lowers his ERA to 2.19, which ranks third in the MAC. 

The Chippewas currently are tied for first place with Ball State. CMU travels to Akron for a four-game series beginning at 3 p.m. Friday.