FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University right-handed pitcher Dylan Owen was recently named the Most Valuable Pitcher of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League’s Championship Tournament.
Owen, a native of Chesterfield, played for the Rock Hill Sox of the SCBL’s Southern Division. In his one tournament outing, he struck out 14 batters, while walking only one in seven innings.
Owen posted a 4-1 season record with a 1.46 earned run average, while helping the Sox to a 26-13 mark and the Southern Division regular-season title. He fanned 50 batters in only 37 innings, and was selected to play in the SCBL’s All-Star Game on July 14.
The SCBL is a wooden bat league with 10 teams in the Carolinas and Eastern Tennessee, and its schedule consists of at least 38 games beginning in early June.
Owen recently completed a successful freshman year at FMU, posting a 6-4 record with a 3.01 ERA and a team-leading 87 strikeouts in 95.2 innings. He helped lead the Patriots to a 34-16-1 record, a No. 14 national ranking, and a spot in the NCAA Division II national tournament.