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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Micah Owings throws against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on April 4, 2008. Owings threw nine strikeouts in 6.2 innings. The defending National League champion Colorado Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks for their home opener. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Micah Burton Owings (born September 28, 1982 in Cumming, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher currently pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

A breakout star in the 2007 season, Owings finished the season with a memorable performance in his home state, a complete game shutout, and an impressive batting record, which earned him the 2007 Silver Slugger Award for excellence at the plate.

Owings holds Georgia's high school home run record with 69, fourth in the nation only to Drew Henson, Jeff Clement, and James Peterson. As a sophomore, he hit .630 with 21 homers; as a senior he hit .448 with 25 home runs while going 12-1 on the mound with a 1.03 ERA, 121 strikeouts, and 3 walks in 75 innings. Owings played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Forsyth Central High School in Cumming and transferred to Gainesville High School as a junior.

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