Saturday, October 8, 2011
MAAC Players---Katie Bowen, Manhattan
Katie Bowen led Manhattan in hitting last season with a .336 average (good for 11th in the conference), and tied for the team lead in RBIs (25) as the lone freshman on a senior heavy team. Katie was at her best in conference play, hitting .429 which was second best in the MAAC. But she has become most renowned for her late inning, clutch hits. She had the game winning RBIs in both games of Manhattan's doubleheader sweep of Marist, driving home four runs. Against Iona, she won the first game with a two RBI single in extra innings, then helped to complete the sweep of the champions with two more RBIs in the second game (3-0 win). She also provided the late winner twice against Lafayette, and did the same against Columbia. I guess she has ice water in her veins! Katie twice earned MAAC Rookie Of The Week recognition in 2011.
Katie was primarily an infielder in 2011, but she also pitches, and looks to spend a lot more time in the circle this season with Manhattan's top three pitchers all having graduated. She finished with a 3-1 record in 2011, and at one point had a 16 inning scoreless streak to her credit.
Katie Bowen is the new face of the Lady Jaspers!