Highlights and reaction following the doubleheader between Army and Lafayette.
MISCELLANEOUS: Talented member of Black Knights' senior class ... high-end starting pitching prospect with plus makeup ... outstanding athlete with keen "feel" for game ... understands how to get batters out ... fierce competitor with strong will to win ... sports "bulldog" mentality ... gritty performer ... repertoire features hard-riding fastball, bending breaking ball and effective changeup ... fastball sits in mid-to-upper-80s ... will headline Army's Patriot League pitching rotation once again this season after being named the conference's Pitcher of the Year last spring ... saw limited game action in rookie campaign ... developed into one of the Black Knights' weekend starters as a sophomore ... emerged as one of the nation's top starting pitchers as a junior ... fields position extremely well ... hails from baseball hotbed of state Georgia ... expected to contend for national pitching honors once again this season after earning three All-America certificates as a junior last year ... three-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Collected three All-America certificates following his banner junior campaign ... was placed on the Louisville Slugger All-America second team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball Magazine ... also named a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) ... earned a spot on the CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-America team, collecting honorable mention plaudits ... selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast Region first team following junior season ... also tabbed a second-team ECAC All-Star ... named Patriot League Pitcher of the Year following his record-breaking junior season ... also earned a spot on the All-Patriot League first team as a junior ... tabbed a semifinalist for the 2012 Dick Howser Player of the Year Award ... placed on the National Pitcher of the Year Award Watch List ... earned Patriot League Pitcher of the Week honors a record-tying four times during his junior season ... named ECAC Pitcher of the Week twice as a junior ... twice named Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week in 2012 ... set Academy single-season records for wins (11), shutouts (five), consecutive shutouts (four), consecutive shutout innings (29) and innings pitched (97.1) during stellar junior campaign ... also named Pitcher of the Week after shutting out Lafayette during his sophomore season ... picked up three preseason All-America certificates prior to the 2013 season ... cited by the NCBWA (first team), Collegiate Baseball Magazine (second team) and College Sports Madness (second team) ... named the Patriot League Preseason Pitcher of the Year, and earned a spot on the 2013 Preseason All-Patriot League Team.
2012: Started 15 games as a junior, posting an 11-1 record and a 2.40 earned run average ... tossed five shutouts and six complete games ... recorded 80 strikeouts in 97.1 innings ... ranked among the national leaders in wins, WHIP, shutouts and innings pitched ... won 10 straight starts after opening the season with a no-decision ... tossed a two-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over George Washington ... struck out six and walked one during dominant outing ... struck out a career-high 10 batters over eight innings in 9-2 win at UMBC ... opened Patriot League schedule by tossing four consecutive complete-game shutouts ... yielded just one hit in 2-0 win at Navy, gave up only three hits in 1-0 victory over Lehigh ... allowed just four hits against Lafayette and only one hit versus Bucknell in shutout victories ... matched career high with 10 strikeouts versus Holy Cross during regular season ... received a pair of no-decisions during the Patriot League playoffs ... suffered lone loss to Virginia in the opening game of the NCAA Charlottesville Regional ... allowed six runs on five hits and five walks over six innings of work.
2011: Emerged as one of the top starting pitchers in the Patriot League during a breakout sophomore campaign ... ranked fifth in the conference in strikeouts (54) and earned run average (4.68) ... listed tied for fifth in the league with five wins, posting a 5-4 overall record ... ranked fourth in the conference with three complete games ... walked just 19 batters in 73.0 innings ... was the only Black Knight to toss a complete game shutout in 2011 ... recorded at least five strikeouts in five of his 12 starts ... made season debut versus Radford ... allowed just two runs on four hits over five innings ... struck out five, but did not factor into game decision ... earned first career victory versus Northwestern during Army's spring break trip to Florida ... yielded just one earned run on nine hits in a career-best eight innings of work ... struck out seven and did not permit a walk en route to the win ... picked up his second win of the season versus Holy Cross ... struck out a career-high eight Crusaders in the contest ... twirled a two-hit shutout at Lafayette ... earned Patriot League Pitcher of the Week honors following the dominant performance ... credited with the win in Army's series-clinching victory over Lafayette in the Patroit League semifinals ... fanned seven Leopards over 6.1 innings in the contest ... helped Black Knights stave off elimination against Navy in the Patriot League Championship Series, pitching Army past the Midshipmen in second game ... yielded three runs on five hits in seven innings in the contest.
2010: Appeared in three games ... drew two starting berths ... did not factor into game decision ... posted 13.00 earned run average across nine innings of work ... allowed 22 base hits ... struck out seven and walked three ... made collegiate debut during three-inning relief stint versus Holy Cross ... touched for nine hits and six runs in that showing ... struck out two and did not walk a batter ... received first start during non-league date with Iona ... tossed four strong innings en route to earning no-decision ... permitted two runs on seven hits opposite Gaels ... fanned four and did not walk a batter ... struggled against Hofstra in final outing of rookie campaign ... allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits over two innings ... struck out one and walked three ... did not factor into decision.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Jamie Corr at South Forsyth High ... three-time letterwinner ... standout starting pitcher ... three-time all-area selection ... two-time all-region choice ... named county pitcher of the year each of final two seasons ... named to Georgia Dugout Club's "Top 10 Players to Watch" list ... established school records for victories, strikeouts and earned run average on career level ... helped pitch team to state runnerup status as a senior ... club posted sterling 31-5 record and was ranked ninth nationally by USA Today ... earned three additional varsity letters in basketball ... shooting guard and small forward on hardwood.
PERSONAL: Given name is Christopher Ryan Rowley ... born Aug. 14, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents' names are Dawn and Darryl Rowley ... lists hobbies as wakeboarding and snowboarding ... also enjoys playing basketball in free time ... majoring in American Legal Studies.