On Owen: Hard-throwing right-hander who had an increased role last season ... Has above average velocity on his fastball and attacks hitters early in the count ... Loyal member of the pitching staff who will compete for a role in games this season.
Career: Has made 19 relief appearances during his career ... Owns a 1-0 record with a 5.51 ERA ... Has pitched 16 1/3 innings, allowing 18 hits and 15 runs (10 earned) with 16 walks and 13 strikeouts ... Opponents are batting .277 against him, and he has not allowed a home run to the 84 batters he has faced.
2017: Took on a larger role in the bullpen and appeared in 13 games in relief ... Went 1-0 with a 4.97 ERA ... Pitched 12 2/3 innings, allowing 14 hits and 12 runs (seven earned) while walking 11 and striking out eight ... Opposing batters hit .280 against him ... Gave up just one extra base hit, a double, to the 63 batters he faced ... Did not allow an earned run in nine of his 13 appearances ... Logged a season-high two innings on two occasions, including pitching two scoreless frames with a season-high three strikeouts against Wofford; BIG EAST: Made five appearances in BIG EAST action and went 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA while pitching 5 1/3 innings ... Allowed three runs (one earned) while holding opponents to going 4-for-19 (.211) against him ... Walked four and struck out two ... Pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with a strikeout in the conference opener against Xavier, earning his first career win when Villanova rallied from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth ... Pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings against Seton Hall.
2016: Made his only appearance of the year against Houston during the opening series of the season ... Issued two walks and was charged with two earned runs in that outing.
2015: Made five appearances out of the bullpen and compiled a 2.45 ERA in 3 2/3 innings of work ... Allowed four hits and an earned run while walking three and striking out five ... Opponents batted .267 against him ... Pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in his collegiate debut against Mount St. Mary's ... Also worked a scoreless inning versus Bryant; BIG EAST: Made one appearance during conference play, pitching during a series against Creighton ... Allowed two hits and an earned run in one inning of work, while walking one and striking out two.
Loyola Academy: Earned three varsity letters as a pitcher and outfielder ... Achieved First Honors status academically all four years.
Club Baseball: Played for Longshots Baseball all four years of high school ... His team made the championship game of the Connie Mack Regional his senior year, and made the final 16 of the WWBA Perfect Game 17u National Championships.
Personal: Born 1/14/96 in Chicago, Ill. ... Older of two children of Steve and Rose Owen ... Has a younger sister, Alexandra (19) ... Hobbies include listening to music and playing a variety of sports ... Chose to attend Villanova for its strong academic programs and the success of the baseball team ... Finance major.