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#5 Nate Bowles
Position: Catcher
Bats: S
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
High School: Stebbins
Experience: 3 Letters
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2012: Played in 35 games... started 31 times, 18 behind the plate and 13 as the designated hitter... batted .300 with 13 RBIs... tallied 36 hits in 120 at-bats... six of his hits went for extra bases (all doubles)... ranked fifth on the team in both on-base percentage and slugging percentage (.350 and .373, respectively)... walked 11 times and was hit on three occasions... scored 17 runs... stole four bases in eight attempts... credited with four sacrifices... had nine multiple-hit games... tied a career-high with three hits against Cincinnati on May 9... drove in a pair of runs that day, one of five multiple-RBI games... had an 11-game hitting streak from Feb. 18 to March 23... batted .385 during that stretch.

2011: Played in 28 games, starting 18... opened 10 games at catcher and eight as the designated hitter... batted .254 with eight runs batted in... four of his 18 hits went for extra bases (all doubles)... had a .354 on-base percentage and a .310 slugging percentage... walked eight times... tallied a career-best three hits against Morehead State on March 20... had a pair of hits on three occasions... drove in two runs in three contests (at Morehead State-1, 3/19; Cincinnati, 5-11; vs. Central Michigan, 5/27)... batted .429 (3-of-7) as a pinch hitter... was successful on two of his three stolen base attempts... fielded .983 (one error in 58 chances... threw out five of the 17 runners who attempted to steal.

2010: Played in 18 games, starting nine... batted .297 with one RBI... walked 10 times and was hit twice for a .469 on-base percentage... had season-highs for hits (two) and runs (two) in a 16-3 win over Dayton (3/31)... matched the hit total three other times and the run total in two other games... stole his first career base and drove in his only run of the year against Xavier (4/21)... did not commit an error in 65 chances.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters as a catcher at Stebbins High School under head coach Paul Neves ... served as team captain as a junior and senior ... named First-Team All-Central Buckeye Conference in 2008 and 2009 (junior and senior) and earned second-team all-area honors as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in August of 1991 at Lakenheath Air Force Base in England ... son of James and Kim Bowles ... majoring in sports studies ... older brother, Devin, played baseball at Urbana University.

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