27 Dane Towery
27 Dane Towery
Height: 6-4
Weight: 205
Year: So.
Hometown: Mustang, Okla.
Previous College: El Camino College
Position: RHP
B/T: R/R




About Towery


Talented veteran could serve in a variety of roles as a

senior ... has the ability to be ORU's No. 4 starter, or a key contributor out

of the bull pen ... could also serve as the closer ... owns "plus" stuff ...

throws a fastball, slider and changeup ... has matured as a pitcher since

arriving at ORU ... he's better and smarter than when he arrived ... has a

strong belief in his abilities ... coaching staff hopes he has a major role.







2004 Highlights (Junior)


Served in a dual role during first ORU season ... saw time as

the closer and a spot starter ... began season strong, fanning five batters in

2.0 perfect innings of relief over two appearances in season-opening series

against Missouri Southern (2/13-15) ... made season's first start at No. 18

Arkansas, but did not figure in the decision ... also made starts in conference

play against Valparaiso and Oakland ... hurled 2.0 shutout innings to close

ORU's win at No. 10 Wichita State (4/6) ... picked up a win against Creighton

(3/7) and a save against Washington State (3/13) ... posted a 1.12 ERA in 8.0

innings of work in Mid-Con games.







At El Camino College


Comes to ORU after outstanding sophomore season at El Camino

... posted 10-3 record with a 3.66 ERA in 14 starts ... pitched 86 innings,

striking out 80 and walking 33 ... earned first-team All-South Coast Conference

honors after leading league in strikeouts ... was 3-2 with a 2.85 ERA as a

freshman, with 38 strikeouts and 18 walks in 47.1 innings.







High School


2001 graduate of Mustang High School ... honorable mention

All-State as a senior ... an all-city selection by the Daily Oklahoman

... hurled a one-hitter during his senior season ... also lettered in basketball

and football.







Personal


Full name is Kenneth Dane Towery ... son of Ken and Rebecca

Towery ... Recreation Administration major ... chose ORU over Loyola Marymount,

New Mexico State and UNLV ... born May 31, 1983.