Very versatile player who can play a number of positions ... very good defensive player who will see action in the outfield ... could also see action in the infield ... earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association in 2013 ... named as Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week award in mid-April, 2012 ... has shown plenty of offensive potential in last two seasons ... should be one of the Tigers’ top run producers.
2013 SEASON: Played in 51 games as a sophomore ... made 49 starts ... started in the outfield 46 times ... started at first base twice ... made one start at second base ... Tiger’ third-leading hitter with a .335 batting average ... earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors ... third on team with 50 runs batted in ... hit 16 doubles, one triple and eight home runs ... batted .306 in 27 CAA games ... hit five home runs and had 35 RBI’s in CAA contests ... had 19 multi-hit games ... had eight three-hit games and one four-hit game ... helped Tigers win CAA championship by scoring six runs in four games ... hit one home run and had two RBI’s ... hit a two-run homer in Tigers’ 13-11 win over UNC Wimington in CAA Tournament ... scored four runs against William & Mary in 20-13 victory in CAA Tournament ... led Tigers to a 14-4 win at Hofstra with four hits and five runs batted in ... helped Tigers sweep Hofstra by batting .357 with two doubles and six RBI’s ... went three-for-three in series finale at Duke ... hit a solo home run against Longwood ... had two hits and drove in two runs in 19-14 win over Delaware ... had two hits and scored two runs in 9-1 victory over Old Dominion ... had three hits and drove in three runs in 12-4 victory over William & Mary ... hit solo homer against the Tribe ... led Tigers to a 13-8 victory in series finale against William & Mary with two hits, including a decisive three-run homer ... batted .357 with two home runs and six RBI’s in series against William & Mary ... had three hits and two RBI’s in 10-6 win at George Mason ... had three hits at George Washington in 10-inning loss ... had three hits and four RBI’s in 16-15 loss to Maryland ... hit a three-run homer against the Terrapins ... led Tigers to 11-7 win at James Madison with three hits and four RBI’s ... batted .462 in series at James Madison with a home run and seven RBI’s ... blasted a three-run homer in 14-1 win over Northeastern ... batted .400 in NCAA Chapel Hill Regional ... helpd Tigers to a 7-2 victory over No. 23 Florida Atlantic with an RBI single ... doubled and drove in a run in 8-5 loss to No. 1 North Carolina ... went two-for-two with two runs scored against Florida Atlantic in season finale.
2012 SEASON: Played in 43 games as a freshman ... made 34 starts ... started at designated hitter 10 times ... also started at first base (3), second base (2), shortstop (1), left field (13) and right field (5) ... batted .295 with 23 runs scored ... hit seven doubles, three triples and two home runs ... also had 22 runs batted in ... had two three-hit games and eight two-hit games ... batted .355 with runners on base ... led Tigers to season-opening win at The Citadel with two hits, including a double and a triple, and two runs scored ... had a two-run single against Liberty ... helped Tigers to win over Central Connecticut with a two-run single ... singled and scored two runs in win over UMBC ... had first three-hit game against Buffalo ... had two hits in 3-2 win over Delaware ... helped Tigers to win over Bucknell with two hits and four RBI’s ... had two hits and three RBI’s in win over Delaware State ... batted .667 in three-game series at Elon with four runs scored and two RBI’s ... hit first home run of career in win over Mount St. Mary’s ... had two hits, two RBI’s and three runs scored in win over The Mount ... had two hits and drove in four runs in 11-1 win over Georgia State ... had a two-run homer and a two-run double against the Panthers ... had two hits against Maryland ... singled and scored a run in 3-1 victory at UNC Wilmington.
BACKGROUND: Earned pre-season All-State honors last season at Quince Orchard High School ... member of three straight regional championship teams ... earned All-County honors as a junior and senior for Coach Jason Gasaway ... honored as the Cougars’ Most Valuable Player twice ... earned All-Metro second team notice in 2011 ... named as Division Player of the Year last season ... batted .412 as a senior with 13 doubles, five triples, three home runs and 19 runs batted in ... had 20 RBI’s and batted .410 as a junior with with ten doubles and five triples ... selected to play in Brooks Robinson All-Star game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards ... also played football for the Cougars.
PERSONAL: Has one older brother and one older sister ... lists Jason Gasaway, his high school coach, as the person he admires the most ... devoted fan of the Baltimore Orioles ... favorite player is Brian Roberts, the Orioles’ second baseman ... favorite television show is “ESPN SportsCenter” ... father is a graduate of the University of North Carolina ... mother is a graduate of Old Dominion University ... son of Michael and Paulette Bowles ... born on January 14, 1993 in Washington, D.C. ... major is criminal justice.