30 - Kevin McGowan
Kevin McGowan
Height: 6-6
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Nashua, N.H.
High School: Nashua North
Position: RHP
Major: Sports and Recreation Management

Drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round (386 overall) of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft (Baseball-Reference bio).

Finished his career tied for ninth all-time in program history in appearances (45).

As a Junior in 2013: Made 15 appearances on the mound for the Ravens, including 13 starts...Finished tied for ninth in the Northeast-10 Conference in wins (7), tied for ninth in innings pitched (78.2) and tied for 14th in strikeouts (60)...Finished second on the team in ERA (3.20), wins, starts (13) and innings pitched, as well as third in batting average (.259, 76-for-293)...Threw two complete games and one shutout...Allowed 31 runs (28 earned) on 76 hits, walked 16, hit three batters and threw a wild pitch on his way to a 7-2 record...In his first start, went the distance and fired his first career shutout, allowed four hits, walked one and struck out five to pick up the win against LIU Post on 2/24...Came on to start the seventh, needed only 20 pitches to set down six batters and buzz through two perfect innings with three strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader at Dowling on 3/10...Tossed 100 pitches over six innings, allowed three runs on six hits, walked three and struck out six to pick up the win in the second game of a doubleheader against Saint Rose on 3/24...Logged 6.2 innings and 94 pitches, allowed two runs on six hits, walked one and struck out a season-best seven, but left trailing as the offense didn't come alive until a five-run, eighth-inning rally got him off the hook for a no-decision in the second game of a doubleheader against Massachusetts Lowell on 3/30...Needed 97 pitches to make his way through five innings, was hit for five runs on eight hits, walked two and struck out six, but 10 runs of support picked him up a win in the second game of a doubleheader against Southern Connecticut State on 4/6...Fired eight strong and 114 pitches, allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits, walked one and struck out five to notch a win in the second game of a doubleheader at Bentley on 4/13...Next time out, fired 113 pitches and eight more solid innings, scattered eight hits to give up just one run, walked one and struck out six to make it three straight wins in the first game of a doubleheader against Stonehill on 4/20...Fired six shutout innings and left after only 74 pitches to avoid taxing his arm before the postseason, as the team had already built an 11-0 lead, allowed three hits, did not issue a walk and matched his season high with seven strikeouts to pick up the win in the second game of a doubleheader against Saint Michael's on 5/2...Took the ball in an elimination game at the NCAA Championship East Regional and went wire-to-wire on 120 pitches, the most of his season, scattered nine hits to allow one run, allowed only two extra-base hits, walked one and struck out four to pick up the win and keep the season alive against Pace on 5/18...Just over 26 hours after finishing off Pace, took the ball again to start the title game of the NCAA Championship East Regional, barrelled through two shutout innings on 32 pitches, allowed only one baserunner, via a second-inning single, and struck out two to set the tone for the program's sixth regional title against Wilmington (Del.) on 5/19...With the Ravens facing to a one-run deficit and trying to cling to it in hopes of a late rally, made an unexpected relief appearance, taking over with a runner on first and nobody out in the seventh, got the first out on a sacrifice, walked the next batter but then rolled up a double-play ball to escape the inning on 10 pitches against Minnesota State, Mankato on 5/27.
2013 Statistics 

McGowan As a Sophomore in 2012: Made 17 appearances on the mound for the Ravens, including nine starts...Ranked 34th in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (9.76)...Was tied for seventh in the Northeast-10 Conference in strikeouts (77), tied for 10th in wins (6), tied for 15th in appearances (17) and tied for 17th in complete games (2)...Led the team in strikeouts (77)...Tied for the team lead in appearances...Tied for second on the team in wins and ranked third in innings pitched (70.1)...Posted a 6-3 record and a 3.97 ERA...Allowed 36 runs (31 earned) on 65 hits, walked 18, hit five batters, threw a wild pitch and held opponents to a .239 batting average (65-for-272)...Took over in the fifth, tossed 4.1 innings, allowed one run on four hits, walked two and struck out two to pick up the win out of the bullpen against Bloomsburg on 3/11...Started, threw 6.2 innings, allowed two runs on four hits, walked one, struck out 10, his first career double-digit strikeout total, and did not factor in the decision in the second game of a doubleheader at American International on 3/25...Started, fired seeven innings of one-run ball, allowed five hits, did not issue a walk, hit a batter and struck out 11 to earn the win in the front end of a doubleheader against Adelphi on 4/6...Started, threw seven innings, allowed one run on nine hits, walked one and struck out three to notch the win against Bentley on 4/15...Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 4/15...Started, chucked seven innings, allowed three runs on seven hits, walked one and struck out nine to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader at Stonehill on 4/21...Made it three straight wins with a four-hitter, allowed three runs (one earned), did not issue a walk, hit a batter and struck out a career-high 12 in the second game of a doubleheader against Merrimack on 4/28...Named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on 4/29...Went the distance, allowed four runs on nine hits, walked one, hit a batter and struck out 11 to tally the win in the second game of a doubleheader at Saint Michael's on 5/5.
2012 Statistics 

As a Freshman in 2011: Made 13 appearances on the mound for the Ravens, including three starts...Posted a 1-1 record with one save, one complete game and a 2.53 ERA over 32 innings...Allowed 13 runs (nine earned) on 37 hits, walked seven, hit a batter, threw a wild pitch, struck out 25 and held opponents to a .282 batting average (37-for-131)...Made his collegiate debut, started, tossed 3.2 innings, allowed one run on seven hits, struck out one and did not factor in the decision in the second game of a doubleheader against C.W. Post on 3/5...Started, chucked eight innings, allowed three runs (one earned) on eight hits, walked one and struck out four to earn his first career win against Molloy on 3/19...Threw three shutout innings to finish the game, allowed four hits, walked one and struck out a career-high six to notch his first career save against Bentley on 3/27...Struck out all three batters he faced to post a perfect sixth inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Saint Michael's on 4/21...Threw a scoreless inning out of the bullpen, allowed one hit and struck out one in the second game of a doubleheader at Adelphi on 4/30...Tossed a perfect ninth, including two strikeouts, to finish the game at Merrimack on 5/6...Threw a complete game, allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits, walked two and struck out four, but was saddled with the loss against Southern Connecticut State in the NCAA Championship East Regional on 5/21.
2011 Statistics 

Before Franklin Pierce: Four-year letterwinner at Nashua (N.H.) North High School...Two-time All-State selection...Three-time Nashua Telegraph All-Star, including Player of the Year honors as a senior...Selected to New Hampshire vs. Connecticut All-Star Game as a senior...Played at the club level for New Hampshire Timbercats and New Hampshire Grizzlies...Also played four years of hockey at Nashua North...As a senior in hockey, selected Nashua Telegraph All-Star and named to Senior All-Star Game.

Personal: Son of Lynn and Kevin McGowan...Has a brother, Ryan, and a sister, Michaela...Uncle Sean McGowan was a third-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants in 1999 and played six seasons of professional baseball in the Giants and Red Sox orginizations, topping out with a .273/.310/.443 line in 578 at-bats over two seasons with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, after an All-American career collegiately at Boston College...A sports and recreation management major.

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