Sept. 19, 2013
CONWAY - Daniel Bowman, a 2012 Coastal Carolina graduate and All-American baseball player, has signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.
Bowman spent the past year-and-a-half playing for the Lake Erie Crushers in the Frontier League. He was an All-Star this past summer and led the team with an impressive .309 batting average this season with 11 home runs, 25 doubles and eight triples. He played a pivotal role in leading the Crushers to an East Division championship, posting a 56-40 record, and reaching the Frontier League Championship Series. In half a season during the summer of 2012, Bowman batted .312.
Bowman capped his collegiate career with a sensational senior season, batting .401 to rank second in the Big South and 11th in the NCAA. He additionally ranked 14th nationally in hits (95), 26th in runs scored (62) and 27th in total bases (137). In the final Big South statistics, he ranked first in total bases, first in on-base percentage, second in overall batting average, second in hits, second in triples, second in slugging percentage, third in runs scored, eighth in stolen bases, ninth in doubles, ninth in home runs.
He was named third team All-American, second team All-Atlantic Region and the 2012 Big South Baseball Player of the Year. He was a two-time All-Big South pick and a three-time Big South All-Tournament selection.
Bowman is the CCU career leader in games played (246), games started (244), at bats (963), hits (309), RBI (206) and total bases (526). He the first player in Big South history with 200 runs scored, 200 RBI and 300 hits.