Date: May 24, 2018
June 23, 2018 (3 days)
Owen Bowers Owen Bowers has been named the Daily Joumal's Athilete of the Week for the week of Monday,May 14 Bowers is a senior catcher on the Richmond sotbal team who hit a total of three home runs in two shutout victories over Lake Norman and Hickory Ride respectively, in the third and fourth raider rounds of the NCHSA 4A State Playoftis last week. She led off the bottom of the fourth inning against Lake Norman with a solo homer, which gave the Lady Raiders a sik-run lead, and then came back to the plate - in that same inning-and launched a three-run shot over the ence to put them athead 140 Four days later,versus Hickony Ridge, she cranked a two-runner in the bottom of the second string to be as aggessive as possible Bowers said. 7 thought to myself.. T'm going to be on (opo) everypitch because that's what has helped me.I just tried to hit on the barrel every time, catch it out in front so I can hit it hard Ever sinoe she was a freshman, Bowers has been one of Richmond's strongest hitters. She and beammate Greyson Weay,junor ace,entered the 2018 season tied atop of the program's record books for most career home ns (22). Throughout the reglar season and the first bwo games of the condenenoe toumament, however, Bowers hadthit the longbail ike she was able to in her previous years-only rackingupfour dinges in 22 ames But she kept swinging and finally broke through with a solo shot against Jack Brit in the conference toumament championship game three weeks ga Since then, Bowers has hit at least one home run in every game played Against Independence in the second round of the state playos, she hit two balls (scoring five runs total) out the park 0ther than the mechanical stutl with my saing I think ve been more confident at the plate,"Bowers said."I just have to have that mindset that can beat (the pitcher) every time l'm up Next up. Bowers- a Florida SouthWestem Stabe College commit-and the No. 1 Lady Raiders will take on No.2 South Caldwell in the Westem Regional Final's, The first game, ot the thee game series will be played on Wednesday at Richmond. ope we can dowhatwe've been doing we alant towe. so as long we keeppottingrunsuplthinkwevegg it. Bowers added. PERDUE PROUD SPONSOR OF RICHMOND COUNTY ATHLETES!! "Support Our Local Kids!"