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February 26, 2013

VanDuyne and Heaton CCIW Players of the Week

Augustana senior right-hander Ben Heaton (L) and junior outfielder Jacob Van Duyne (R) have been named CCIW Pitcher and Hitter of the Week, respectively. The pair helped the Vikings to four straight wins in Florida to start the 2013 season.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - The Augustana duo of junior outfielder Jacob Van Duyne (Wilmington HS, Wilmington, Ill) and senior pitcher Ben Heaton (Bloomington Central Catholic HS, Heyworth, Ill.) were named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Baseball Players of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday, February 26.

Van Duyne, the Vikings' leadoff man and starting right fielder, batted .556 (10-for-18) with five runs, two doubles, three RBI and a .667 slugging percentage in helping lead Augustana to a 4-0 start to the season. He went 4-for-5 with a double in a 3-2 victory over Brandeis in the season opener on February 21. He then finished 1-for-5 with an RBI in a 5-4 win over the Judges on February 22, and came back two days later and went 4-for-4 including a double and two RBI in a 6-0 win against Brandeis to complete the three-game sweep.

Heaton worked seven innings as the starter in Augustana's 6-0 victory against Brandeis on February
23. He allowed seven hits while striking out six and issuing just one walk and picked up the win.

2013 CCIW Baseball Players of the Week

Hitter of the Week
Jacob Van Duyne - Augustana (2/26/13)

Pitcher of the Week
Ben Heaton - Augustana (2/26/13)