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Signee Spotlight: Bowen Ogata

Bowen Ogata is a two-time 4A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year

Bowen Ogata is a two-time 4A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year

Dec. 12, 2013

With the fall signing day behind us, we take a look at the players who will join the Utes for the 2015 campaign. Today's spotlight is Bowen Ogata, who is from Boise, Idaho and plays at Bishop Kelly High School.

For a list of signees, click here: Signing Day Release

Accomplishments:

Two-time 4A Southern Idaho Conference Player of the Year
Set school records with a .528 batting average, 47 hits and 42 RBI as a junior.
7-1 on the mound with a 1.89 ERA as a junior.
Two-time All-Area Baseball Athlete of the Year
Led team with a .506 batting average as a sophomore, going 12-0 on the mound with a 1.28 ERA.
Helped Bishop Kelly finished second, third and fourth at the Idaho State Championships.
Played in the 2010 NTIS with Northwest Baseball
Played for the 2009 US Baseball stars in the Dominican Republic
Three-year starting quarterback for the football team.
2008 District Wrestling Champion

Ogata on why he chose Utah:

"I chose the University of Utah because I felt like I was instantly accepted into the program and that everyone in or around Utah truly cared about me and the team. Being on campus and meeting the coaches gave me a feel of what Utah was all about and I quickly realized it was the place for me."

Bishop Kelly High School Coach Bobby Sutcliffe on Ogata:

"We are honored and blessed that Bowen Ogata has signed his NLI with the University of Utah family. It has been our vision over the last 12 years to develop our players at Bishop Kelly and excel in spirit, body, and mind. I have not coached a player with a greater work ethic or dedication to these traits. Athletically, Bowen has rewritten the record books in our school and the Treasure Valley."

*All photos and information provided by the players.

 

 

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