South Forsyth High School Alumni GO WAR EAGLES!
Hall of Fame Bio.
2009: US Military Academy at West Point
MISCELLANEOUS: Talented member of Black Knights' junior class ... high-end starting pitching prospect with plus makeup ... outstanding athlete with keen "feel" for game ... understands how to get batters out ... fierce competitor with strong will to win ... sports "bulldog" mentality ... gritty performer ... repertoire features hard-riding fastball, bending breaking ball and effective changeup ... fastball sits in mid-to-upper-80s ... will return to Army's Patriot League pitching rotation once again this season after performing well in that role last spring ... saw limited game action in rookie campaign ... developed into one of the Black Knights' weekend starters as a sophomore ... fields position extremely well ... hails from baseball hotbed of state of Georgia ... owns bright future in Army program ... expected to shoulder significant role on Black Knights' pitching staff over the next two seasons ... two-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Named Patriot League Pitcher of the Week after shutting out Lafayette during his sophomore season.
2011: Emerged as one of the top starting pitchers in the Patriot League during a breakout sophomore campaign ... ranked fifth in the conference in strikeouts (54) and earned run average (4.68) ... listed tied for fifth in the league with five wins, posting a 5-4 overall record ... ranked fourth in the conference with three complete games ... walked just 19 batters in 73.0 innings ... was the only Black Knight to toss a complete game shutout in 2011 ... recorded at least five strikeouts in five of his 12 starts ... made season debut versus Radford ... allowed just two runs on four hits over five innings ... struck out five, but did not factor into game decision ... earned first career victory versus Northwestern during Army's spring break trip to Florida ... yielded just one earned run on nine hits in a career-best eight innings of work ... struck out seven and did not permit a walk en route to the win ... picked up his second win of the season versus Holy Cross ... struck out a career-high eight Crusaders in the contest ... twirled a two-hit shutout at Lafayette ... earned Patriot League Pitcher of the Week honors following the dominant performance ... credited with the win in Army's series-clinching victory over Lafayette in the Patroit League semifinals ... fanned seven Leopards over 6.1 innings in the contest ... helped Black Knights stave off elimination against Navy in the Patriot League Championship Series, pitching Army past the Midshipmen in second game ... yielded three runs on five hits in seven innings in the contest.
2010: Appeared in three games ... drew two starting berths ... did not factor into game decision ... posted 13.00 earned run average across nine innings of work ... allowed 22 base hits ... struck out seven and walked three ... made collegiate debut during three-inning relief stint versus Holy Cross ... touched for nine hits and six runs in that showing ... struck out two and did not walk a batter ... received first start during non-league date with Iona ... tossed four strong innings en route to earning no-decision ... permitted two runs on seven hits opposite Gaels ... fanned four and did not walk a batter ... struggled against Hofstra in final outing of rookie campaign ... allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits over two innings ... struck out one and walked three ... did not factor into decision.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Jamie Corr at South Forsyth High ... three-time letterwinner ... standout starting pitcher ... three-time all-area selection ... two-time all-region choice ... named county pitcher of the year each of final two seasons ... named to Georgia Dugout Club's "Top 10 Players to Watch" list ... established school records for victories, strikeouts and earned run average on career level ... helped pitch team to state runnerup status as a senior ... club posted sterling 31-5 record and was ranked ninth nationally by USA Today ... earned three additional varsity letters in basketball ... shooting guard and small forward on hardwood.
PERSONAL: Given name is Christopher Ryan Rowley ... born Aug. 14, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents' names are Dawn and Darryl Rowley ... lists hobbies as wakeboarding and snowboarding ... also enjoys playing basketball in free time ... majoring in American Legal Studies.