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#30 Johnny Bowden - C

Career Highlights: Seventh season of professional baseball and second with the Wingnuts…re-signed 12/20/13...acquired by Wingnuts on 7/22/13 from the United League’s Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings in exchange for cash….237 career hitter with ten home runs and 77 RBI in 213 games played…93 runs scored in career with 36 doubles, three triples, five stolen bases, and 88 walks…lifetime .344 on-base percentage…has thrown out 27% of opposing base stealers in professional career…drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 41st round in 2007…played college baseball at the University of Southern California…hit .322 with two home runs and eight RBI in 32 games for the Trojans as a senior in 2007…hit .274 with two home runs and 17 RBI as a junior in 2006…majored in History…also played at the University of Nebraska and at Chandler-Gilbert Community College…played at Thurston High School in Thurston, OR…also played football and wrestling…earned All-District honors in football and was a three-time district champion as a wrestler…enjoys fishing…full name is John Charles Bowden

2013

Wichita (American Association/Ind.): Hit .220 for the Wingnuts in 21 games with six RBI…scored four runs with two doubles, one triple, and four walks…had a .319 on-base percentage…hit .300 with runners on base (20 AB)...hit .385 with runners in scoring position (13 AB)…2-2 with run, home run, two RBI, walk, and HBP on 9/1 vs. KC...drew a pinch-hit, bases loaded walk to force in go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning in Game 1 of the Division Series @ GP on 9/4


Rio Grande Valley (United/Ind.):
Hit .318 for the WhiteWings in 39 games with nine RBI…scored 22 runs with seven doubles and 33 walks…had a .490 on-base percentage…threw out 34% of opposing base stealers…hit .387 with runners in scoring position (31 AB)…hit safely in 21 of 39 games…had 11 multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…had eight games with multiple walks…walked in five consecutive games from 5/23-5/28 (six total walks)…walked three times on 5/30 at Alexandria…3 for 4 with three runs and an RBI on 6/6 vs. Alexandria…walked in eight consecutive games from 6/21-6/29 910 total walks)…3 for 4 with double and three RBI on 6/23 vs. McAllen…2 for 3 with three runs and double on 6/25 vs. McAllen

2011
Kansas City (American Association/Ind.):
Hit .227 with two home runs and 22 RBI for the T-Bones in 57 games played…scored 23 runs with nine doubles, two stolen bases, and 18 walks…threw out 21% of opposing base stealers…hit safely in 32 of 57 games…had seven multi-hit games, including two 3-hit games…3 for 4 with run and double on 6/10 at Winnipeg…2 for 4 with two runs on 6/23 at Sioux Falls…3 for 4 with double and three RBI on 7/7 vs. El Paso…1 for 4 with two runs, home run, and three RBI on 7/9 vs. El Paso…had 6-game hitting streak from 7/11-7/16 (7 for 19, .368)…1 for 3 with two runs on 7/29 vs. Wichita

Gary SouthShore (American Association/Ind.): 1 for 9 (.111) with one RBI for the RailCats in four games…scored one run…1 for 4 with run on 5/17 at Kansas City

2010
Modesto (California/A+):
6 for 30 (.200) with one home run and four RBI in 12 games for the Nuts…scored four runs with one double, and four walks…hit safely in five of 12 games…had one multi-hit game…scored two runs on 8/13 at San Jose…2 for 4 with double and RBI on 8/19 vs. Bakersfield

Colorado Springs (Pacific Coast/AAA): 1 for 3 (.333) for the Sky Sox in one game…had one double…1 for 3 with double on 7/5 at Fresno

Tulsa (Texas/AA): 4 for 16 (.250) with one RBI in seven games for the Drillers…scored three runs with one double, one stolen base, and one walk…hit safely in three of seven games…had one multi-hit game…2 for 4 with two runs and double on 7/13 at San Antonio

2009
Tulsa (Texas/AA):
1 for 12 (.083) with one home run and three RBI in three games for the Drillers…scored one run with one walk…1 for 4 with run, walk-off home run, and three RBI on 4/30 vs. Arkansas

2008
Modesto (California/A+):
4 for 32 (.125) with four RBI for the Nuts in 11 games…scored five runs with one double, and four walks…had an RBI in three straight games from 6/1-6/6…walked twice on 6/7 vs. Stockton

Tri-City (Northwest/A-): Hit .276 with four home runs and 18 RBI for the Dust Devils in 36 games…scored 21 runs with seven doubles, two triples, one stolen base, and 15 walks…had a .353 on-base percentage and a .448 slugging percentage…threw out 36% of opposing base stealers…hit safely in 24 of 36 games…had nine multi-hit games, including four 3-hit games…had 6-game hitting streak from 6/23-7/3 (11 for 25, .440)…had 6-game hitting streak from 7/7-7/17 (9 for 23, .391)…3 for 5 with two runs, home run, and three RBI on 7/7 at Salem-Keizer…2 for 5 with two runs, two home runs, and two RBI on 8/5 vs. Spokane

2007
Tri-City (Northwest/A-):
Hit .179 with one home run and nine RBI in 22 games for the Dust Devils…scored nine runs with seven doubles, one stolen base, and eight walks…threw out 36% of opposing base stealers…hit safely in 11 of 22 games…had one multi-hit game…made professional debut on 6/22 at Vancouver, going 0 for 2…collected first career base hits and RBI going 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI on 6/27 vs. Everett…hit first career home run on 6/28 vs. Everett

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