Recruiting Coverage

Transformation leads to Bloomingdale RHP Owens Signing


Bloomingdale HS RHP Daylon Owens signed his letter of intent this week with Midland University, an NAIA program in Nebraska.   Owens is the only underclassmen in school history to start on the hill in the State Championship Game when he did so in the 2014 game.

An excited Owens said: “I learned everything from this school.  I dedicated myself to the Bloomingdale baseball program, and the strength & conditioning program helped me get into the shape I needed to be in to be successful.”

On why he chose Midland University to sign with, Owens commented: “It was the only program to offer me.  I look forward to the change of scenery in going out there and getting a chance to play right away.”

Bloomingdale HS head coach Kris Wilken said this about Owens:  “He truly transformed himself to get to this point.   When he came to the program as a sophomore, he was a raw talent.  He transformed himself on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom.   It’s why he was able to put himself in position to be more athletic, thus having the opportunities to start in the district championship game and state championship game last year as a junior.”

Wilken, who also is apart of the Ostingers Baseball Academy, founded by former major leaguer Jim Osting, is: “Happy to have another Ostingers player going to play college baseball somewhere.  Jimmy and I work closely together and it’s nice to have players that are both apart of the Bloomingdale HS program and Ostingers Baseball Academy sign with college baseball programs.”


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