McOwen, an American import, played for the Adelaide Bite in the inaugural ABL season, and was the 2010-11 Silver Slugger award winner. He also led the league in Home Runs. His defection from Adelaide to the champion Perth Heat for the 2011-12 season was seen as a recruiting coup. Whilst he failed to reclaim his batting title, he still put up good numbers and helped the Heat to their second successive title.
In 2012 he is playing for the Long Island Ducks in the independent Atlantic League.