Our #7 hitter started the season with a bang. On the opening night of the Valley League last June in Harrisonburg, New Market's Jordan Owen banged out 5 hits, including the game winning RBI single in the 10th inning.
That just got him started: Jordan swung a hot bat all season for the Rebels. He finished with a 345/402/454 line, with 31 runs, 8 doubles, a triple, 3 home runs, 22 RBI, a 10/21 BB/K ratio, and even added in 9 stolen bases. He was a critical bat in the middle of the Rebel lineup: the next closest batting average on the team (of those who were eligible for the batting title) was .239. (Although, to be fair, Brent Mikonis almost qualified, and finished with an average of .298.) Jordan finished 5th in the league in batting average, and tied for 6th in hits.
Now a junior at Tennessee-Martin, Jordan got started in college by hitting 269/338/448 as a freshman, with 11 doubles and 5 home runs in 145 at-bats. His numbers took a huge jump as a sophomore, when he hit 326/376/642 in 215 at-bats, with 14 doubles, 51 RBI, a 12/49 BB/K ratio, and a school-record 18 home runs.
Congratulations on your excellent season, Jordan!
Jordan running sprints before the all-star game