Was the Sunday pitcher for most of the season and finished the year with a 2-2 overall record...logged a total of 58 1/3 innings in 14 appearances and 14 starts...struckout 37 batters... Made his first start of the season against the Air Force Academy on March 7th as he has been sidelined due to soreness in his shoulder. Pitched five shutout innings and struckout five Falcons to move to 1-0 on the year... Helped lead Tech to a 2-1 series win over Clemson as he moved to 2-0 on the year after holding the Tigers to just two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings... Had his best performance of the season against OU on April 25 but it resulted in a no-decision as the bullpen gave up four runs in the eighth and ninth...allowed just four hits and two earned runs and struckout four in 7 1/3.
AT NAVARRO COLLEGE
Played two seasons under head coach Skip Johnson...played alongside current teammate Jacob Jones...helped lead his team to a regional championship appearance last season...tallied a 12-2 overall record on the hill and earned all-conference honors...drafted by Tampa Bay in 2002.
Played baseball under head coach Fred Howard...was an all-state, all-area, all-district, and district-MVP selection in high school...drafted by the New York Yankees in June of 2001.
Born on May 13, 1982 in Sacramento, California to parents Michael and Susie McGowan...father Michael is an airline pilot and mother Susie is a housewife...has two sisters Melanie (26) and Monica (12)...enjoys baseball and fishing...majoring in sociology.
GETTING TO KNOW MICHAEL
Favorite Television Show: Sportscenter
Favorite Televsion Channel: ESPN
Favorite Movie: Austin Powers Gold Member
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Actor: Mike Myers
Favorite Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Singer/Musical Group: Adioslave
Favorite Major Leaguer: Roger Clemens
Favorite Major League Team: New York Yankees
Favorite Sportscaster: Stuart Scott
Started Playing Baseball At Age: 4