HCA standout just getting started


Rising junior Bowles improves baseball skills over summer

By Michael Hardison - mhardison@s24477.p831.sites.pressdns.com



Stancil Bowles winds up to pitch during a game last season.


Stancil Bowles flies past a would-be defender trying to get into a better position for the Crusaders.


Harrells Christian Academy multi-sport standout Stancil Bowles, just a rising junior, has shown himself to be a huge asset for the Crusaders.

Bowles plays multiple sports for HCA, including baseball, basketball, football and soccer. He has been playing baseball and soccer for the majority of his life.

“I have played soccer and baseball as long as I can remember,” said Bowles. “Baseball is my favorite sport and I like soccer because it keeps me in shape. I have played sports at Harrells Christian Academy since I was in the seventh grade and I enjoy playing basketball, too, but my favorite is definitely baseball.”

Bowles is a standout at HCA for a reason. Being only a rising junior he has garnered some worthy accolades from his sophomore seasons in baseball and soccer.

“This past season I was voted Most Valuable Player for HCA varsity soccer and I also received All Conference,” said Bowles. “I also received All Conference this past year for varsity baseball.”

Bowles may be only a rising junior but he does have dreams for playing baseball at the college level, even though he is uncertain about where he wants to attend college.

“Yes, I want to play baseball in college, not sure where I want to go yet but I have been visiting colleges.” remarked Bowles.

He hasn’t been taking it easy in the summer either as he has continued to play baseball, constantly improving himself while most students his age might be soaking in the sun.

“This summer I have played on the Duplin County Dixie Youth Pre-Majors baseball team and we won our state tournament by defeating Gaston and Brunswick county teams,” said Bowles. “Brunswick beat us in our second game and we had to beat them twice to advance to the World Series. We beat them the first time and the second game ended up being a 10-inning game, but we came out on top.”

Then he moved onto his next summer endeavor, where he was able to compete against players from around the nation.

“Our team has just gotten back from competing in the World Series in Guntersville, Ala.,” said Bowles. “It was a double-elimination tournament with teams from all around our nation. We beat Virginia and then lost in close games to Louisiana and Georgia. Overall, it was a great experience and we all had fun and saw some great baseball.”

The HCA multi-sport athlete expressed his humble gratitude to his loved ones for helping him make it to where he is today and for all he’s been able to accomplish.

“If I could say anything to anyone right now I would like to say thank you to my teachers and coaches at Harrells Christian Academy for getting me where I am today,” said a grateful Bowles. “I would also like to say thank you to my family for always supporting me and believing in me.”

Stancil Bowles winds up to pitch during a game last season.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Stancil.jpgStancil Bowles winds up to pitch during a game last season.

Stancil Bowles flies past a would-be defender trying to get into a better position for the Crusaders.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Stancil-1.jpgStancil Bowles flies past a would-be defender trying to get into a better position for the Crusaders.
Rising junior Bowles improves baseball skills over summer

By Michael Hardison

mhardison@s24477.p831.sites.pressdns.com

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