Owen’s  Background

  • Born in France  before moving to Burlington, Vermont.

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    At the U of Vermont Catamounts (NCAA D1)

  • As a little leaguer he was the winning pitcher of New England state championship game that was televised on ESPN2.
  • In high school he lead the South Burlington Rebels to a 20-0 record and the Vermont State Championship.
  • Fall of 2007 he made the University of Vermont Catamounts (NCAA D1)  as walk-on and appeared in 35 games over two seasons.
  • Summer of 2008 he pitched in the NY Collegiate Baseball League.
  • In the 2009-2011 seasons he played in the Green Mountain Baseball League in Vermont.
  • In 2011 & 2012 he played for the Rouen Huskies of France as a non-import due to his dual citizenship status. In these two years he posted a 22-5 record and a combined batting average of .332. He was name the best pitcher in Challenge de France in 2011, has won two French Championships in two years and was a major part of the teams ride to the final four of the European Cup of baseball in 2012.

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    Owen with the Rouen Huskies

  • In 2011 & 2012 Owen spent his off seasons in Adelaide, Australia playing for the East Torrens Red Sox of the South Australian Baseball League (SABL)  where he hit .351 and went 8-9  on the mound. Owen was called up for some work in the ABL for the Adelaide Bite.
  • In September 2012 Owen started for France (dual citizenship) against South Africa at the WBC qualifiers in Florida and pitched three scoreless innings allowing no hits with two strikeouts.

Topics in this interview

  • Experience playing for the Rouen Huskies in the French Elite League.
  • The South Australian Baseball League; import opportunities, level of play.
  • Owen’s  jump to the Australian Baseball League’s Adelaide Bite.
  • Owen’s experience playing for the French national team in Florida at the September 2012 WBC qualifier and pitching in the dramatic game vs. South Africa.
  • Owen’s experience pitching against  a top Dutch team at the Eurocup final four in 2012.

2018 UPDATE

2015Owen is still with the Rouen Huskies continues to pitch for the French National Team as well as for Team Europe in the Asia Winter League.