Showed signs of being an outstanding pitcher last season ... Had some difficult starts as well ... Looks to step up this season and be more consistent and have a good end to his career ... Competing for either the third weekend starter position or as the mid-week starter ... Missed some time in the fall with shoulder soreness but is back to full strength ... Throws three pitches for strikes, fastball, curve and change-up ... His change-up is his best pitch ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2005 (Jr.): Made 15 appearances, including seven starts ... Posted a 4-2 record with a 5.13 ERA in 52.2 innings pitched ... Struck out 36, walked 14 and opponents are hitting .315 against him ... Finished with a 3-1 record with a 4.97 ERA in 38.0 innings pitched in Conference USA ... Struck out 22, walked 10 and opponents hit .313 against him ... Threw a complete-game three-hit shutout over No. 1 ranked Tulane (4/24), striking out a season-high eight batters and walked three ... Pitched 7.0 innings against USF in the Conference USA Tournament (5/27), striking out five and walking two ... Picked up his first win of the season at East Carolina, pitching 3.1 innings of relief, giving up three runs on six hits and struck out four ...Pitched 6.0 innings against UAB (5/6), giving up three runs on eight hits and striking out two batters ... Threw 6.2 innings of relief against Saint Louis, giving up one unearned run and striking out two batters.
Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Bill Hamilton at Pensacola Junior College ... As a sophomore last year, he posted a 5-4 record with a 3.75 ERA in 63.0 innings pitched ... Struck out 65 and walked 19 ... Helped Pensacola JC to a 36-19 record, the 2004 Florida State Junior College Championship, the Gulf District Championship and an appearance in the NJCAA World Series ... As a freshman, he finished with a 3-2 record with a 3.75 ERA in 48 innings pitched ... Struck out 29 and walked 11.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Leon Druckenmiller at Mary G. Montgomery High School ... As a senior, he finished with a 6-3 record and a 2.23 ERA in 66 innings pitched ... Struck out 77 and only walked six ... Named the team's most valuable player as a junior, when he finished 5-4 with a 1.88 ERA in 59.2 innings ... Struck out 63 and walked 12.
Personal: Son of Donald Owen and Amy Philen ... Majoring in coaching and sport administration with a minor in business administration ... Enjoys playing Playstation2, hunting, doing anything in the outdoors and spending time with friends and family in his spare time ... Born Aug. 22, 1984.
Owen's Career Statistics
Year ERA W-L G-GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
2005 (Jr.) 5.13 4-2 15-7 1 0 52.2 68 36 30 14 36