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Jonathan Bowlan (left) followed in the footsteps of his father Mark Bowlan (Memphis Athletics)


Bowlan Joins Dad In Record Book

You can’t be better than perfect, but Memphis 6-foot-6, 255-pound righthander Jonathan Bowlan is testing that theory.

Bowlan’s story – which is as much about his heart as it is his arm — begins before he was even born.

On May 3, 1987, Memphis Tigers sophomore righthander Mark Bowlan — Jonathan’s father — threw a one-hitter and followed that up, in his next start, with what still stands as the only perfect game in program history, beating Louisville 13-0.

Last month, on April 28 to be exact, Memphis upset host South Florida[…]