17 Addison Bowman
A tough competitor who has been one of the Hokies' top hitters the past two seasons ... Combines consistency with a good eye at the plate ... Has not had two consecutive hitless games during his two seasons at Tech ... Is back at third base where he earned all-conference honors in 1998 ... Started at shortstop last season and gave 100 percent every day ... A good athlete with solid defensive skills ... Should be one of the team's top performers again in 2000 ...
Started 55 games a shortstop after splitting time at shortstop and third base as a freshman ... Finished third on the team in hitting with a .352 average ... Drove in 36 runs and scored 50 ... Topped the Tech squad in doubles with 18 ... Also contributed eight home runs ... Hit .377 in A-10 Conference action ... Opened the season with nine hits in his first 14 at bats ... Contributed at least one hit in 45 of the 55 games in which he played ... Tallied four hits, including a home run, in the Hokies' win at High Point ... Went 3-for-3 with two doubles in a win over Old Dominion in Blacksburg ... Went 6-for-10 at the plate during Tech's three-game sweep at Dayton ... Posted three hits in a win at Virginia ... Stole two bases in A-10 games against St. Joseph's and La Salle ... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team after collecting nine hits and six RBIs ... Batted .429 (6-for-14) during Tech's three NCAA games with three doubles and four RBIs ...
Was the only freshman named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference team ... Handled the shortstop duties the first half of the season, then moved to third base ... The only player on the Tech squad to start all 52 games ... Ranked third on the team in batting (.346) and runs batted in (39) ... Was second in multiple-hit games with 21 ... Did not go hitless in back-to-back games the entire season ... Tech's top hitter in Atlantic 10 games with a .433 average ... Went 0-for-5 in his first collegiate game, then put together a 12-game hitting streak ... That stood as the team's longest hitting streak of the year until he put together a 16-game streak that ended against Fordham in Tech's final game ... Led the team with 71 hits ... Tied for the team lead in doubles with 18 and was third in home runs with seven ... Knocked in four runs with three hits in a win over Bowling Green ... Posted nine multiple-RBI games ... Had a total of eight three-hit games ... Won A-10 Rookie of the Week honors after hitting .538 in the La Salle series and driving in five runs ... Earned league player of the week recognition when he hit .444 over a seven-game stretch late in the season ... Made 27 starts at shortstop and 25 at third base ... Batted in six different spots in the batting order during the season ... Was a second-team A-10 pick at third ... Named honorable mention on the 1998 Louisville Slugger Freshman A-A team selected by Collegiate Baseball ...
Played shortstop for Coach Tim Clary at Turner Ashby High ... Won three letters and helped the team to a 57-13 record and a pair of district championships ... Garnered first-team all-district and all-region honors and second-team all-state recognition as a senior ... Hit .400, drove in 20 runs and stole 11 bases ... Was named team MVP as a junior when he hit .435 and contributed four home runs and 21 RBIs ... Posted a .408 batting average as a sophomore ... Played in the Virginia High School League All-Star game in 1997 and was a member of the Baltimore Orioles showcase team in 1996 ... A member of the National Honor Society ...
Addison Charles Bowman ... Born 8/31/79 in Harrisonburg, VA ... Son of Eddie and Jill Bowman ... His father played baseball at Tech in the mid-1970s ... Enrolled in agriculture and applied economics.