28 - Ben Rowen Position: Pitcher
Class: Junior
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 184 lbs.
High School: Palos Verdes/Los Angeles Harbor
Hometown: Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
 
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Ben fits the mold that we wanted out of our junior college guys. He's an unbelievable kid who is mature beyond his years. We feel that we can put him in any situation and nothing is going to affect him. He's very effective with his submarine delivery, and he's got stuff that I haven't seen before from that arm angle; he'll be fun to watch. He should eat a lot of innings, get a lot of appearances and help us bridge the gap to our closer, which is something that we had trouble with last year. He's going to be dependable out of the bullpen.

- Coach Pete Hughes

Los Angeles Harbor College: Before transferring to Tech, played two seasons for Coach Marco Alvillar in Wilmington, Calif. ... As a sophomore in 2008, he was named team MVP and selected to the All-South Coast Conference First Team ... In 40.1 innings pitched, he went 6-0 with five saves and a 1.34 ERA, while striking out 40 batters and walking just four.

High School: Pitched for Coach Evan Fujinaga at Palos Verdes High School, where he helped the team to the Pioneer League title and the CIF Division IV championship as a senior in 2006 ... As a senior, tossed 38 innings and put together a 4-1 record with two saves ... Had an earned run average of 1.47 and fanned 26 batters, while walking eight ... Also played four years as a defenseman for the Los Angeles Junior Kings ice hockey club team.

Personal: Benjamin Ramon Rowen ... Born 11/15/88 in Dunedin, Fla. ... Son of Michael and Darlene Rowen ... Enrolled in sociology.