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    Johnny Bowden
    Johnny Bowden

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ore.

    High School:
    Thurston

    Last College:
    Chandler-Gilbert CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 215

    Position:
    Catcher

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2007
    Bowden will battle with incoming freshman Robert Stock for No. 1 catching duties this season...as a 2007 senior, Bowden gives the Trojans a catcher with Division I experience after transferring to USC last season.

    2006
    In 48 starts out of 52 games as the Trojans' starting catcher, Bowden batted .274 (34-for-124) with two home runs and 17 RBI as a 2006 junior...threw out 17 of 46 baserunners (37.0%) during the season...had a season-high five RBI on March 11 against No. 16 Stanford with a 3-for-4 day and two doubles...went 3-for-3 with a triple on March 19 against No. 13 Oregon State...hit the go-ahead, two-run double on April 8 in a 3-2 win against California...hit his first collegiate home run on April 22 against Washington...during his summer play with the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, Bowden batted .208 (20-for-96) with a home run and 12 RBI...made 26 starts in 30 appearances.

    Junior College
    He batted .333 with four home runs, 12 doubles and seven triples in his 2005 sophomore season at Chandler-Gilbert CC in Chandler, Ariz.

    High School
    He earned all-conference first team and all-state second team honors in his senior season at Thurston High in Springfield, Ore...also played on the football and wrestling teams...three-time district champion at the 189-weight class for wrestling...nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award...earned scholar-athlete honors.

    Personal
    He is majoring in history...parents are Gary and Judy...has two sisters, Christina and Emily...favorite movie is Anchorman...favorite television shows are The Ultimate Fighter and Family Guy...his great-great-grandfather is the brother of Florida State head football coach Bobby Bowden's grandfather...birthdate is Aug. 15, 1984.

    Bowden's Career Statistics
    Year		G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2006 (Jr.)	52-48	.274	124	28	34	6	1	2	17	3-3	10	40
    

    Bowden's Career Statistics vs. Pac-10 Teams Opponent G-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO Arizona 2-2 .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 Arizona State 3-3 .300 10 3 3 1 0 0 1 0-0 1 2 California 3-3 .375 8 4 3 1 0 0 2 1-1 1 3 Oregon State 3-3 .429 7 2 3 0 1 0 0 0-0 1 0 Stanford 6-5 .286 14 2 4 2 0 0 6 0-0 0 5 UCLA 2-2 .200 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 3 Washington 3-3 .250 8 2 2 0 0 1 2 0-0 1 2 Washington St. 3-3 .125 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0-0 1 5 Totals 25-24 .266 64 14 17 4 1 2 12 1-1 5 21