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#25 Cal Bowling
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
High School: Yorktown
Experience: 3 Letters
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Cal Bowling
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/12/2008

Cal Bowling's Career & Game-By-Game Statistics (PDF)

2012 (Senior)
Appeared in 14 games, including 10 weekend starts, to earn his fourth letter ... Missed a month of the season (April 6-May 6), due to an injury ... Posted a 4-3 record with a 3.99 ERA in a team-high 76.2 innings of work ... Struck out a team-high 74 batters while walking just 19 on the year ... His 74 strikeouts are a career-high for a season despite missing a month of play ... Finished fifth in the Mid-American Conference in strikeouts, while his 8.69 strikeouts per nine innings ranked second ... Named the MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week after tossing 6.2 innings in the season-opener against Dayton allowing just two earned runs while striking out five ... Recorded his fifth career complete game against Missouri allowing just two runs on five hits and striking out seven in the victory ... Also picked up victories over Middle Tennessee (March 9), Miami (April 6) and Northern Illinois (May 19) ... Tossed 8.0 innings on three different occasions against UAB (Feb. 24), Miami and Northern Illinois ... Struck out a career-high 11 batters in the season finale against NIU ... Appeared in eight Mid-American Conference games, including five starts ... Posted a 4.86 ERA in 37.0 innings as he struck out 44 and walked just eight batters.

2011 (Junior)
Made 14 appearances, all Friday starts, to earn his third letter ... Led the team with 89.2 innings pitched and a 3.41 ERA ... Posted a 5-5 record with 48 strikeouts and just 31 walks ... Led the team and the Mid-American Conference with four complete games, all in league play ... Opened league play with three straight complete games against Ohio (March 25), Miami (April 1) and Bowling Green (April 8) ... Tossed his first career complete-game shutout against Miami (April 1) while earned MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week honors ... Picked up wins against Charlotte (March 11), Ohio (March 25), Miami (April 1), Bowling Green (April 8), Buffalo (April 15) and Toledo (May 19) ... Worked a team-high 64.2 innings in MAC play, which ranked third highest in the league ... Posted a 3.20 league ERA with 30 strikeouts and 18 walks.

2010 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 16 games to earn his second letter ... Made a team-high 15 starts as the Cardinals' primary Saturday starter ... Posted a 6-3 record on the year with a 5.97 ERA ... Third on the team with 72.1 innings pitched .... Struck out 39 batters while walking 30 ... Led the Mid-American Conference with a 6-0 record as a starter during league games ... Defeated Miami (April 3), Bowling Green (April 10), Central Michigan (April 24), Eastern Michigan (May 9) and Northern Illinois (May 15) ... Posted a 5.10 ERA in 47.2 innings of work against MAC foes as he struck out 25 batters and walked 14 ... Worked a career-high 7.0 innings against Miami as he allowed three runs on four hits while striking out four batters ... Tossed 6.0 innings against Central Michigan and limited CMU to just two runs ... Added 6.1 innings against NIU and did not allow an earned run as he limited the Huskies to four hits ... Tied for seventh in the MAC in overall wins.

2009 (Freshman)
Appeared in 17 games, including six starts as a true freshman to earn his first letter at Ball State ... Worked as a midweek starter and out of the bullpen ... Posted a 3-1 record on the year with a 7.52 ERA in 40.2 innings ... Recorded his first career victory March 10 at Southern Illinois as he tossed 3.2 shutout innings and did not allow a hit ... Added a victory against Chicago State (March 14) in his first career start as he worked 5.0 innings and allowed one run ... Picked up his third win of the year at Buffalo (April 5 - game one) as he tallied 4.2 innings of scoreless relief.

High School
Four-year letterwinner at Yorktown High School for coach Mike Larrabee ... Guided Yorktown to a 29-6 record as a senior and a semi-state appearance ... Posted a 7-4 record with a 1.70 ERA as a senior in 74.0 innings pitched ... Tallied 122 strikeouts while only recoding 25 walks ... Three-time All-County selection ... Posted a .375 batting average with 12 doubles and seven home runs as a senior ... Named the East Central Indiana Player of the Year by The Star Press as a junior after compiling a 12-1 record with a 0.83 ERA ... Earned First Team All-State honors as a junior ... Also posted a .309 batting average with eight doubles and 23 RBI ... Finished his career with a 29-9 overall record while recording a 1.43 career ERA ... Tallied 390 career strikeouts while only walking 85 batters ... Holds the Yorktown career records for innings pitched, wins, ERA, strikeouts and games played ... Also owns the single season records for innings, wins and strikeouts ... Three-time First Team All-Hoosier Heritage Conference selection ... Guided the Tigers to a 90-33 record during his four seasons ... Played summer baseball for the American Legion team in Muncie which won the state championship in 2008.

Personal
Majoring in business... Born October 22, 1989 ... Son of Amy and Bruce Bowling ... Has one sister, Mollie, and one brother, Landon ... Full name is Callahan Parker Bowling ... Owns a 3.040 G.P.A.