2 - Nicky Bowers Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Hometown: Stuart, Va.
Bat/Throw: R/R
Position: Pitcher/Outfield photo         An outstanding athlete who has a chance to be a two-way player ... Will be counted on for some quality innings out of the bullpen ... Possesses several pitches and good control ... A fierce competitor who loves to play the game ... Is also a candidate for duty in right field ... Has good instincts in the field to go with an outstanding arm from the outfield ... Worked hard to improve his swing and adjust to Division I pitching during the fall and off-season ... Is expected to see plenty of action ... Could be a key performer as a freshman ...

High School: Played shortstop and pitched for Coach Philip Stegell at Patrick County ... Lettered three seasons ... Struck out 74 batters in 39 1/3 innings of work his senior year ... Posted a 0.71 earned run average ... Contributed four home runs and hit .413 on the way to all-district honors as a shortstop ... Named second-team all-state as a utility player ... Played some first base his junior year, earning all-district recognition ... Carried a .472 batting average and posted nine homers that year ...

Personal: Nicholas Dwayne Bowers ... Born 8/26/84 in Stuart, VA ... Son of Dwayne and Karen Bowers ... His uncle, Tim Bowers, played baseball for Tech in the mid-1980s ... Enrolled in physical education.