Ben Bowden - 35


Lynn, Mass.

High School:
Lynn English

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225



Ben  Bowden


Dores rally from 10 down to sweep series

Vandy scores 16 unanswered to erase 10-run deficit


Vandy rallies by Western Kentucky

Wiel's grand slam brings Commodores back from five-run deficit


Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 2

Commodores take impromptu series vs. Indiana State in Port Charlotte


Wiseman delivers walk-off win

Commodores score winning run in ninth to down Indiana State


Vanderbilt Baseball Weekly Report - Week 1

Dores take first series of season despite brutal temperatures


2014 Black & Gold Series - Game 1

Game 1 of the 2014 Black & Gold Series


CWS Finals Game 3: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Howell)


CWS Finals Game 2: Vanderbilt vs. Virginia (Howell)

June 24, 2014


Vanderbilt vs. UC Irvine - College World Series (Peterson)

Vanderbilt topped UC Irvine 6-4 to advance in the College World Series on Monday night at TD Ameritrade Park. (Photos by John Peterson)


First Day of Baseball Practice

The Commodores opened practice on a crisp, cold day on Friday.

Career Game Highs
Innings Pitched:
2.0, 2/21 vs. Illinois-Chicago
*2, last 4/1 vs. UT-Martin
Hits Allowed:
3, 3/21 at Mississippi State
Walks Allowed:
2, 3/21 at Mississippi State
Runs Allowed:
3, 3/21 at Mississippi State

Maybe one of the more improved pitching talents on our team. Ben progressively gained more confidence and became more of an integral and reliable part of our bullpen at the end of the year. We will lean on him heavily in a very similar role this year. Ben loves the arena of competition, and is very team-oriented.

2014 - Needed just one pitch to get out of a two runners on jam in College World Series debut vs. Virginia 6/24... Walked one and recorded one out in SEC Tournament loss to Ole Miss 5/22... Entered with the bases loaded and threw one pitch against South Carolina 5/17 allowing one run to score... Gave up a solo home run in his one inning of work at Florida 5/10... Pitched one scoreless inning against Georgia 4/26... Needed just one pitch to get one out in the eighth inning at Arkansas 4/19... Worked a 1-2-3 inning against Texas A&M 4/11... Turned in a scoreless inning at Tennessee 4/6... Struck out two in one scoreless inning vs. UT-Martin 4/1... Made his SEC debut at Mississippi State 3/21 allowing three runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts over 1.1 innings... Punched out two in a scoreless inning of relief vs. Winthrop... Made his collegiate debut with two scoreless innings vs. UIC 2/2 allowing one hit, one walk and striking out one.

HIGH SCHOOL - The 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts while playing at Lynn English HS... A three-time Lynn Item All-Star and two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection... Pitched in both the East Coast Pro and Area Code Games... Captained the baseball team for three years and the basketball team for one... Basketball team advanced to the Eastern Massachusetts finals... Played summer ball for the North East Rays and the Boston Astros.

ACADEMICS - Bowden is undecided on a major.

PERSONAL - Benjamin Douglas Bowden (BO-den)... Born 10/21/94 in Lynn, Mass.... Son of Larry and Stephanie Bowden... Has two sisters, Jackie and Jillian... Favorites include Josh Hamilton (baseball player), Boston Red Sox (baseball team), Step Brothers, Conjuring, The Town and Ted (movies), Family Guy and Survivorman (TV shows), momâ?TMs homemade mac â?~nâ?TM cheese (meal)... Says he would be a coach if not an athlete... Jim Carey would play him in a movie... Roommates with Carson Fulmer and Dansby Swanson... Chose Vanderbilt because itâ?TMs â?oethe top baseball program in the country, in the best league with the best coaches, staff and academics.â??


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