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Owens completes standout sophomore season at CNU

Brian Owens has recently completed a standout sophomore pitching season for the Christopher Newport University baseball team.

The 2016 Mathews High School graduate broke a CNU record for most pitching appearances in a season and was one of three Captains named to this year’s NCAA Regional All-Tournament team.

The southpaw notched 72 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched, compiling a 3-0 record with a 2.88 ERA. In February, he was named to the D3baseball.com National Team of the Week. He was also named to the Capital Athletic Conference 2017-2018 All-Academic Team.

In the NCAA Division III South Regional Championship tournament, Owens pitched six innings, striking out eight and giving up no earned runs. CNU was runner-up in the tournament, two games away from earning a spot in the Division III College World Series.

The son of Catherine and Willie B. Owens of Mathews, Owens is working this month for CNU as a student representative on a team for freshman orientation. The rest of the ...

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