Name: Zach Bowen
High School: Serra Catholic
Position: Pitcher/Shortstop/Second Baseman
Background: Bowen achieved an impressive feat by tossing a perfect game in a win against Clairton on April 27. But when Bowen did the same thing in his next appearance against Geibel Catholic on May 2, he added his name to the national record books. Bowen, a sophomore right-hander, became only the fourth pitcher to throw consecutive perfect games. They were also the first two perfect games in school history. Bowen is having an outstanding season for Serra, which is 18-2 and earned the No. 2 seed in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Eagles play Springdale (8-11) today in a first-round game. Bowen is 6-0 with a 1.06 ERA and has 49 strikeouts in 26 ⅓ innings. He's walked only five and hitters are batting just .163 against him. He also bats better than .400, which is one of the top marks on the team.