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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Brian Bien Signs with Bowling Green State to Play Baseball

Bien is surrounded by parents, teammates and friends shortly after signing letter of intent in the Fogarty lobby.

Senior Brian Bien signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Bowling Green State University Falcons, where he will major in business or sports management.

Bien is a middle infielder who models himself on former San Francisco Giant shortstop Omar Vizquel. As a junior Bien hit .430 and was a perfect 30 for 30 as a base stealer.

About playing for the Spartans, Bien said, “It’s been fun. The coaches are young so they can relate to us and they’re good teachers. I also liked playing with my friends.

Teammate Will Farrell said, “Brian is always positive and never quits. He’s a hard worker. Even though he’s a great fielder, he’s always working on fielding and taking extra infield practice.”

Coach Tim McCoy said, “Brian’s best attribute is his base running. On the bench he’s always studying the pitcher’s moves. He probably had more clean stand-up steals of third because he knows the pitcher so well.

Bowling Green has won the MAC title two out of the last three years, and Coach McCoy thinks Bien will easily make the transition to the college level of play.

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