Huntington University has announced that Rochester High School senior infielder Marc Bowers has committed to play baseball
at HU this fall. In 2010 the 6’4 right hander hit .391 with four homeruns and 25 runs scored. He was named all conference and team MVP both his junior and senior years.
“Marc’s older brother, Mitch, is a junior pitcher for us so he has been on our radar screen for a couple of years,” says head baseball coach Mike Frame. “He is going to be an outstanding player for us. He played shortstop in high school, but we will probably move him to third base or even first base. He pitched in high school and we will continue to look at that. He has great size and we feel like he is just beginning to tap his ability on the baseball field. He has a chance to be an outstanding offensive player at the college level. He is a quality young man that looks to make a difference off the field as well. He was senior class president at Rochester High School. We are very excited that he will be a Forester in the fall.”
Huntington University is a member of the Mid Central Conference (MCC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). On the baseball field HU has captured the MCC season regular season championship or conference tournament championship 28 times in 50 years, including a conference tournament championship in 2010. The conference championship qualified the Foresters for the opening round of the NAIA national tournament. The HU baseball program has had eight former players go on to careers in professional baseball, including Heath Luther with the Anaheim Angels in 2001 and Greg Slee with the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
Huntington University is a Christian liberal arts college located in Huntington, IN, with an enrollment of approximately 1100 students. Athletically, HU competes in fourteen intercollegiate sports for both men and women.
Marc is the son of Joe and Terri Bowers of Rochester, Ind.