Ben Bowden - 35


Lynn, Mass.

High School:
Lynn English

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225



Ben Bowden


Dominican Days 1 & 2

Take a look at the Commodores' trip to the Dominican Republic


Commodores split games vs. Winter League teams

Vanderbilt goes 5-2 on trip


Dores sweep split squad games on busy day

Johnson, Rogers, Murfee shine in wins on Tuesday


Vandy splits games on Day 2 in Dominican

Offense, Wright shine in games on Monday


Black team slips by Gold in series opener

Pfeifer, Fulmer dominate in cold weather


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

Ben is a young man who has fit very nicely into our program. His personality is natural and he carries a very controlled confidence on the field. He is going to be exposed to a great deal of success at some point because of his attitude and his `care level' for what he does.

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 Salem, 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), mom's homemade mac `n' cheese (meal)... Says he would be a coach if not an athlete... Ben Affleck would play him in a movie... Roommates with Drake Parker... Chose Vanderbilt because it's "the top baseball program in the country, in the best league with the best coaches, staff and academics."


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