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#30 Kevin Bower
Position: Infielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Cathedral
Experience: 3 Letters
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2012: A second-team All-Mid-American Conference selection... made 56 starts, all at first base... batted .352 with three home runs and a team-high 52 RBIs... led the team in slugging percentage at .471... was second on the team in hits with 74... his 14 doubles tied for the team lead... also had a triple... had multiple hits on 20 occasions... his season high was four on three occasions (at Furman-1 on Feb. 18, at Ball State April 6 and vs. Northern Illinois-1 April 15)... had three hits five times and a pair on four occasions... had 11 multi-RBI games, including two games with four... pieced together an eight-game hitting streak during the year... ended the season by reaching base safely in 13 straight... was a part of 40 double plays... led the team in chances and putouts with 498 and 463, respectively... finished the year with a .986 fielding percentage.

2011: Played in 49 games, starting 37... opened 32 games as the designated hitter with the other five starts coming at first base... batted .262 with two home runs and 10 runs batted in... walked 12 times to raise his on-base percentage to .311... added nine doubles for a .362 slugging percentage... hit safely in 20 games, registering multiple hits on six occasions... Tallied a season-high four hits, all singles, in the opening game of the Western Michigan series (April 15)... recorded three hits at Northern Illinois one week earlier (April 8)... had four other games with two hits... had a eight-game hitting streak from March 9 to 26 (game one)... ended the year with hits in four straight, all at the MAC Tournament... had two errors in 51 chances for a .961 fielding percentage.

2010: Played in 40 games, starting 27.... batted .298 with six home runs and 23 RBIs... walked 12 times and was hit twice for a .369 on-base percentage... had a .535 slugging percentage... had 10 multiple-hit games, including a season best of four in a 12-11 victory over Xavier (4/6)... drove in multiple runs in eight games... hit his first career home run and drove in a season-best three RBIs in a 14-3 victory at Lehigh (3/9)... stole a base for the first time in his career in an 8-1 victory over Ohio (5/20).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters playing first base and pitching for Cathedral High School under head coach Rich Andriole ... hit .415 with 30 RBIs and five home runs while leading the Fighting Irish to a 26-0 regular-season record as a senior ... as a sophomore helped lead Cathedral to a 4A state championship ... named first-team all-city as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL: Born in July of 1990 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... son of Kevin and Maureen Bower ... majoring in marketing ... older sister, Megan, played volleyball at the University of Michigan ... dad, Kevin, played basketball at Bentley University ... great uncle played for the New York Yankees.

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