South Dakota native drafted by the New York Yankees

Sports StaffJuly 13, 2021Sports
Cooper Bowman Drafted by Yankees

RAPID CITY, S.D. –Former Rapid City Post 22 standout Cooper Bowman is headed to the major league’s.

In Monday’s Major League Baseball draft, Cooper Bowman was selected by the New York Yankees with the 122nd pick.

Bowman played two years at shortstop for Iowa Western Community College, batting .418 with 44 steals in 84 games.

He also helped Iowa Western finish runner-up at the 2019 Junior College World Series.

Bowman then transferred to the University of Louisville and played second base.

He competed in 48 games last season and hit .293 with eight home runs and 22 RBIs.

Bowman, who graduated from Rapid City Stevens, was selected 49 picks higher than he was projected.