15 Josh Sowers
15 Josh Sowers
Birth Date: 05/17/1983
Height: 6-2
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Louisville, KY
High School: Ballard
Position: P
An economics major who resides in Ezra Stiles College ... Hard throwing right-hander who has been in the rotation for three years ... Has four pitches, with a good, moving fastball, curve, slider and change-up ... Will be Yale's No.1 or No. 2 starter. As a junior: At 3.39, had the Ivy's third-lowest ERA ... Led the team and ranked second in the league with 54 strikeouts in 61 innings, while allowing just 59 hits ... Allowed only nine extra base hits ... Struck out nine and allowed just one run in a win at Davidson. As a sophomore: Led team in wins (5) and strikeouts (48) ... Teams only hit .242 against him ... His nine starts led the team ... Started four games at second base, and drilled key double in 8-4 victory vs. Penn. As a freshman: Improved seemingly with every outing ... Third on team with 43 strikeouts ... Had only 18 walks ... Best performance was 6.2 inning, 10 strikeout game vs. Dartmouth. At Ballard High School: Four year letterwinner who won four district and regional championships, including being named all district, all-county, and all-section his senior year. WHAT STUPER SAYS ABOUT SOWERS: "Josh has been one of the most consistent pitchers I've had in my career here at Yale. He always seems to give the team a chance to win. He's a definite pro prospect, and I'm looking for this to be his breakout year."