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Freshman Dees throws five shutout innings in first career Big Ten start
Seven-run second, senior pitchers secure win
Nittany Lions enter final week of the season
Nittany Lions respond to early set back with evening win
Freshmen shine at the plate and on the mound in win
Season: Enjoyed a breakout year, starting the first 33 games across the outfield (16 in right, 16 in center, 1 in left) until an injury abbreviated his season ... Was the team’s batting leader at the time of the injury with a .333 average and .418 on-base percentage ... Batting average and OBP were tops on the team amongst players with 120 or more at-bats ... Totaled a career-high 18 RBIs, three home runs, seven doubles and a .480 slugging percentage ... At No. 1 TCU (2/17-19): Singled and drove in a run in season opener and singled and walked in second game. Vs. Xavier (2/24-26): Reached base in every game of the series with three multi-hit games to start a nine-game hitting streak ... Went 9-for-17 with three doubles and two walks ... Stole two bases in first game ... Drove in two runs in series finale. At Pacific (3/4-6): Went 7-for-14 in the series including a four-hit game ... Had four RBIs and four runs scored. At UC Davis (3/8): Went 1-for-3 with a double. At Sacramento State (3/9): Hit first career home run. Columbia (3/24-26): Went 5-for-15 in the series with three RBIs, two runs and a stolen base ... Started streak of four consecutive two-hit games. Cornell (3/29): Went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. At No. 22 Michigan (3/31-4/2): Tripled and homered in the series ... Drove in three RBIs in series opener. At Pittsburgh (4/4): Went 2-for-5 with a solo home run. Maryland (4/14): Went 1-for-2 at the plate with a stolen base.
Season: Played in 42 games and started 34 in center and right field … Posted a .244 batting average and a .310 on-base percentage for the season along with 12 RBIs, 10 walks and four doubles. Vs. Monmouth (2/19): Made first career start in season opener. At No. 15 South Carolina (2/27-28): Recorded a single in each game for first career hits. Niagara (3/19 G2): Went 2-for-4 plus a walk to start a four-game hitting streak in which he had two hits in each game ... Drove in two runs, scored two runs and stole a base. West Virginia (3/22): Went 2-for-3 with a double and a run in a one-run victory. Rhode Island (3/23): Continued two-hit hitting streak with a 2-for-4 effort. At Illinois (3/25-26): Went 2-for-3 with a double in the series opener and 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in a 5-3 victory in the series finale … Illinois had won their previous 22 regular season games against Big Ten opponents. Binghamton (4/30): Scored two runs and stole a base while going 2-for-4. Purdue (4/1-2): Went 4-for-14 with two RBIs and two runs, with both runs coming in the 12-inning victory in the series finale … With Penn State trailing by two entering the bottom of the 12th, Bowersox hit a one-out RBI single and then scored the game-tying run on Alex Malinsky’s walk-off double. Lafayette (4/6): Went 2-for-5 plus a walk with two runs in a 16-11 victory to start a season-high six-game hitting streak. Michigan State (4/8-10): Had one hit in each game of the series and hit a chopper that resulted in an error and served as a walk-off in the final game. At Northwestern (4/15-16): Singled and drove in a run in each of the first two games to extend hitting streak to six and RBI streak to three. At Rutgers (4/23): Went 2-for-4 with a double and a run. No. 10 TCU (5/7): Went 3-for-8 plus a walk with a run and RBI in doubleheader. Iowa (5/20): Scored walk-off run in the bottom of the 12th inning … Went 2-for-5 with a walk and a team-high and season-high matching two RBIs.
2015 CUBA TRIP
One of five Nittany Lions to play in all four games of the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament … Made three starts in right field batting leadoff … Team’s leading hitter batting .357 (5-for-14) … Only player to get a hit in all four games … One of five Nittany Lions to have a multi-hit game … Doubled for Penn State’s first hit in Cuba in the series opener at Industriales … Went 1-for-4 against Ciego de Ávila, the defending champions of the Cuban National Series … Entered third game as a pinch hitter and singled as Penn State earned a historic 9-3 win over Mayabeque – the first win for a U.S. team against a Cuban National Series team … Reached base three times at series finale at Matanzas, singling twice and driving in a run.
Four-year letterwinner playing baseball for Coach Jeff Perez at Winter Springs … Earned all-league, all-city and all-district honors as a junior and senior … Team captain and MVP as a senior, batting .435 … Batted .443 as a junior, hitting 21 doubles and five triples while stealing 44 bases … Played for Florida Travel Ball … Was a two-year letterwinner as a freshman and sophomore on the football team … Was named all-county and led the team in interceptions both seasons … Dean’s List student.
Full name is Jordan Thomas Bowersox … Born on November 14, 1995 in Orlando, Florida … Parents are Scott and Tammy Bowersox … Has two older brothers, Nathan and Aaron … Majoring in criminology.