Name : Taylor Bowen
Nicknames: Tater Tot, Red, Big Catch
Job Title: Award-winning athlete
Family: Dad Bobby, Mom Kelly and Brother Conner
Education: Ayden-Grifton High School
Teams I'm on: Ayden Adrenaline softball and Wildcats all-girl national baseball team
States I've played in: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, New York and Massachusetts. I've also played in San Francisco, Calif., and I'm playing in Rockford, Ill., in two weeks for the 2017 National Championship! I was invited to play in South Korea in August, but there is too much tension in that area at this time for us to go.
* Multiple Most Valuable Player of the tournament awards.
* I pitched 3 no-hitters (the last one when I was on the 8th-grade school baseball team).
* I was WITN Player of the Week.
* I was on the 13-year-old state championship team in Greenville last year.
* The Carolina Terminators and Sparks United all-girl baseball team I play on won back-to-back national championships in 2015 and 2016.
My heroes are: My parents
Are you involved with something new that you would like the readers to know about: We will have a benefit cookout with chicken plates and a bake sale July 15 either at the Piggly Wiggly or Maxway in Ayden starting around 11 a.m. We're still looking for sponsorships from local businesses. Call 252-253-2593.
My favorite things: Group - Rascal Flatts; Sports Team - San Francisco Giants; Baseball Player - Buster Posey. I really love playing competitive ball.
Favorite place in the 252 for a bite to eat and what I order: Chick-Fil-A! LOL! I order a number 3.
2 things that inspire me:
* My family
* My friends
5 things on my bucket list:
1. Travel the world playing ball
2. Go sky-diving
3. Be a famous ball player
4. Be a famous coach
5. To win a national championship as a coach!
2 reasons I like living in the 252:
* Being close to family and friends
* Being close to the beach
Taylor Bowen playing softball July 8, 2017 at the Sara Law Memorial Softball Complex in Winterville. (Photos by 252Buzz)