Mike Heis, a Cincinnati native (Colerain Township) started playing baseball at 4 years old. Mike played baseball and soccer at The Olympian Club for most of his childhood. Mike began playing for elite baseball teams in the Cincinnati at the age of 16. Before playing at the collegiate level, Mike played his remaining two years of summer baseball for Midland and Panel Barn baseball programs (1996 & 1997). Mike transferred after his freshman year of college to the University of Cincinnati to become of part of remarkable recruiting class of local talent for Head Coach Brian Cleary. Mike currently resides on the east side of Cincinnati and is married to Crystal Heis and has two sons, Michael, 6 and Judah 4. Aside from family, work, and baseball, Mike is actively involved with Heading for Home Ministries Inc. and In His Presence Ministries and is also involved at Imago Dei Christian Fellowship in West Chester, OH
-Mike was an all city/state pitcher at Colerain High School 1995 & 1996 with a .74 and .96 earned run average his junior and senior year respectively and finished with an overall record of 12-3. He led the Cardinals to back to back Top 25 Rankings including a national preseason #4 ranking and a district and state sectional championship.
-Complete Game No Hit Performance against Western Brown H.S in 1995
-Mike was the winning pitcher for the first night game played at Midland. Mike led the Whitewater baseball team in a victory over the Midland Indians
-In 1999, Mike recovered from shoulder surgery 6 months ahead of schedule and finished 3-0 and had a team best 3.18 ERA and held opponents to a team-low .250 BA.
-Allowed 5 hits and 1 run in a 10 inning no decision in the 17 inning win against the top 25 ranked Wildcats of The University of Kentucky.
-Mike’s overall college record was 10-4 (2-0 DMACC and 8-4 UC) and helped lead the Bearcats to back to back 30+ win seasons in 1999 and 2000.