28 Gunnar Owens
28 Gunnar Owens
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lewiston, Mich.
High School: Johannesburg-Lewiston
Position: RHP
Education: R/R

Gunnar Owens2015: Finished with a single-season school record seven saves and a 4-0 record...Appointed one of the team captains...Pitched a perfect eighth inning to gain credit for the victory in the Britons 3-2 triumph over Adrian in the second game of the home doubleheader...Picked up saves in road games against Trine, Calvin, and Olivet in league play...Worked two innings to get the victory over nationally-ranked Heidelberg.

2014: His three saves in league play tied him for second-most among Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association pitchers...Picked up saves in the first game of the home doubleheader against Trine (a run on two hits and a walk), in the home doubleheader against Kalamazoo (scoreless inning), and in the second game of the home doubleheader against Calvin (scoreless inning).

2013: Albion’s best arm out of the bullpen, finishing his first season at the collegiate level with a 1.76 ERA in 14 appearances...Pitched a perfect seventh inning in the first game of the March 24 doubleheader vs. Kalamazoo to gain his only save of the season...Made a remarkable debut with three strikeouts in two innings in a spring break game against Waynesburg

Prior to Albion: A four-year varsity player at Johannesburg-Lewiston High School who was a three-time Ski Valley Conference performer….His 2012 awards included being named the Gaylord Herald Times’ Player of the Year and all-state…A three-year varsity athlete in basketball and a two-year varsity performer in football, he was one of Johannesburg-Lewiston’s Athletes of the Year in 2012…Two-time winner of the Ski Valley Conference Academics Award…Inducted into the school’s National Honor Society.

Personal: Enjoys fishing, hiking, hunting, tubing and any outdoor activity…Given name is Richard Gunnar Owens…His parents participated in athletics at Kalamazoo College, his father Barry was a three-sport athlete and his mother Ursula played soccer...Accepted into Albion’s athletic training education program.