9 - Dana Bowler
Dana Bowler
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lockport, Ill.
High School: Lockport
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics . . . Ranked 17th among Ferris State's all-time pitching leaders in strikeouts (118), tied for 17th in shutouts (four), tied for ninth in saves (two), and tied for 19th place in earned run average (2.46) prior to the 2011 campaign.

2011 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics.

2010 Season (Freshman): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Posted an 8-10 record and two saves with a 2.46 earned run average in 111.0 innings pitched . . . Registered a team-high 118 strikeouts and allowed a .210 batting average by the opposition as a starter in 18 of 20 appearances . . . Compiled 13 complete-game performances and chalked up four shutouts . . . Ranked 44th nationally in strikeouts per seven innings (7.4), 52nd in hits allowed per seven innings (5.49), tied for 62nd in saves (two), 84th in shutouts (four), 129th in strikeouts (118), and 130th in earned run average (2.46) . . . Went 5-7 in the circle with a 2.62 earned run average and struck out 84 hitters in 69.1 innings for GLIAC regular-season contests . . . Fanned a season-high 11 batters on a three-hit 9-0 league victory at Lake Superior State (4/19) . . . Picked up a save versus Mary, N.D. (3/6) by giving up one hit in 3.1 innings of scoreless relief . . . Earned the save in a 6-5 home league triumph over Lake Superior State (4/2) with a scoreless inning pitched . . . Racked up at least six strikeouts in a game 11 times . . . Recorded 10 strikeouts and scattered three hits in seven innings versus Grand Valley State (4/14) . . . Garnered nine strikeouts apiece in two encounters - against Tiffin (4/17) and versus Northwood (4/21) which featured a two-hitter in six innings of work . . . Tallied first collegiate win with a four-hit, six-strikeouts effort in 4-0 decision over University Sciences (3/7) at Florida Rebel Spring Games Tournament . . . Tossed a two-hitter and notched seven strikeouts in a 7-0 complete-game decision at Grand Valley State (5/1) . . . Generated a 3-2 mark in six March contests while producing a 1.41 earned run average, 24 strikeouts, and a .194 opponent batting average as a starter in five of six matchups.   

High School: Named All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference First Team and all-area second team in 2009 at Lockport (Ill.) Township High . . . Coached by Marissa Chovanec . . . Graduated in 2009 . . . Four-year starter on the varsity squad . . . Helped lead 2009 squad to both conference and regional championship crowns . . . Played on two other league championship teams (2006 and 2008) along with a regional title squad (2008) . . . Chosen to play in the Illinois Super 60 Game which featured the state's top 60 prep softball standouts . . . Received of team's The Porter Pride Award in senior year . . . Posted a 9-3 pitching mark with a 0.92 earned run average in 106 innings pitched . . . Fanned 128 batters in the 2009 season and also earned three saves . . .  Picked up all-conference and second-team all-area accolades as a junior in the 2008 campaign . . . Generated an 11-3 record in the pitching circle to go with a 1.69 earned run average in 78-plus innings in 2008 . . . Started in 12 of 16 appearances for the 2008 season and accumulated 111 strikeouts and hurled three shutouts while tallying seven complete-game performances . . . Posted a 7-5 pitching ledger as a sophomore in 2007 with a pair of saves and a 1.48 earned run average in 66.0 innings . . . Compiled 72 strikeouts, three shutouts, and had five complete-game efforts as a starter in 10 of her 22 2007 season appearances . . . Started out prep career in 2006 going 12-0 in the circle as a freshman on the junior varsity team while producing a 1.25 earned run average and striking out 134 hitters in 75.0 innings of work . . . Member of National Honor Society . . . Also active in school's student government and the Interact Club programs.  

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Joan Bowler . . . Born in Naperville, Ill. . . . Father is a plant manager and mother is employed as a material control supervisor . . . Has a younger sister . . . Prep teammate of current FSU softball freshman Morgan Kramerich . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Math education major.

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