Two-Sport Dream Lives On For Bowen

Bruce Hefflinger
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Two-Sport Dream Lives On For Bowen

Jase Bowen SS / OF / Central Catholic, OH / 2019

TOLEDO - The baseball dream continues.

Only now a football dream comes with it.

Jase Bowen, who had previously committed to play baseball at Notre Dame only to decommit when heavy Division I interest developed in football, has decided to play both sports at Michigan State. The Toledo Central Catholic junior made the commitment on Saturday prior to the MSU spring football game.

“I’ve always had a love for both sports,” Bowen explained. “As a kid I grew up playing backyard baseball and backyard football. I’d act like I was playing for a college team. I’m still dreaming about it.”

The idea of getting a full scholarship in football for the Spartans to go along with the opportunity to play baseball was too much to pass up for Bowen.

“I was young when I originally committed and at the time didn’t know if I had the ability to play football at the next level,” Bowen explained. “My junior season I got my first football offer from Toledo. I wanted to go to college for free to help my family financially and Michigan State offered that. With baseball you’ve got to pay.”

Bowen, who had an 80 percent baseball-only scholarship at Notre Dame, made trips to Michigan State twice since deciding to look at the possibilities of playing both sports.

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