COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican baseball coach Paul Page announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
The Panthers picked up commitments from high school seniors Seth Bowles (Mason, Ohio), Nathan Davis (DeGraff, Ohio) and Mitchell Kern (Parma, Ohio). ODU also will welcome in a pair of junior college transfers in twin brothers Ronn Bidwell (Solvay, N.Y.) and Ryan Bidwell (Solvay, N.Y.).
Bowles, a pitcher who attends Mason High School, was a Second Team Greater Miami Conference selection as a junior. He went 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA for the Comets, throwing 41.1 innings with 28 punch outs. He was named Mason's Pitcher of the Year and is an honor roll student.
Bowles, who also played football in high school, is the son of Scott and Sonja Bowles and plans to major in business or finance.
Davis, a catcher who attends Indian Lake High School, earned all-league honors for the Lakers. A CBC Scholar-Athlete, he has helped Indian Lake claim consecutive conference titles. Davis is also a member of the football and basketball teams.
The son of Tim and Emily Davis, he plans to major in environmental science.
Kern, a pitcher who attends Normandy High School, will be a four-year letterman this spring. After earning honorable mention all-conference accolades as a sophomore, he was a first team all-league selection as a junior last season.
Kern is undecided on a major and is the son of Mike and Cheryl Kern.
Ronn and Ryan Bidwell both played their prep ball at Solvay High School and currently attend Onondaga Community College. Ronn, a catcher, picked up first team all-conference honors as a senior in high school and was the team's MVP. He also was a two-time second team all-league pick and earned all-conference honors on the football team. At OCC, he earned first team all-conference honors last spring, hitting .320.
Ryan, a pitcher, earned the Solvay Tiger baseball award and was an honor roll student. He and Ronn helped the Bearcats to a win over the top-ranked team in the state, and he also was a member of the football team. At OCC, he went 3-0 with a 1.60 ERA in nine games.
The sons of Robb and Amy Bidwell, Ronn is undecided on an academic major, while Ryan is a general studies major.
Ohio Dominican closed the 2012 season with a 24-24 record and narrowly missed qualifying for the conference tournament with a 16-18 record last spring in just its second season of Division II and GLIAC play.
Contact: Scott Miles