Fresno State baseball claims eight All-Mountain West student-athletes, MW Co-Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year.
Senior pitcher Tim Borst was one of two MW pitchers named to the NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List.
With the season opener only 17 days away, GoBulldogs.com recently caught up with senior pitcher Tim Borst as he enters his final season at Fresno State.
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Two of the department's 12 winter and spring sports - baseball and women's swimming and diving - scored 17 selections each.
Last Updated: July 16, 2015
2015 (Junior): Borst made 22 appearances, including five starts on the mound... posted a 4-4 overall record with a 4.65 ERA... tossed 50.1 innings on the season... struck out 39 batters with 24 walks... held opponents to a .240 batting average... pitched one inning in a 8-0 shutout win at Sacramento State on Apr. 22... made lone save of the year at UNLV on May 10 pitching the final 1.1 innings... picked up wins against Sacramento State (Mar. 3), at USC (Mar. 17), vs. San Jose State (Mar. 22) and at New Mexico (Mar. 28).... pitched a season-high 6.1 innings allowing six hits, two runs with five strikeouts against Wagner on Mar. 10... Notched a season-high five strikeouts twice against Sacramento State and Wagner.... Named Academic All-MW.
2014 (Sophomore): Two-time Mountain West Pitcher of the Week selection - March 5 (8.0 IP, 0 ER, 3H, 11K, 0 BB - vs. Texas A&M, March 2) and April 7 (9.0 IP, CG, 0 ER, 5H, 5K, 0 BB - vs. UNLV, April 5) ... started in a team-high 15 games (T-No. 6 in MW), appeared in 18 games ... registered a team-high 92.1 inning pitched (No. 8 in MW) ... posted a 4-5 season record ... season ERA of 3.02 ranked sixth-lowest in the Mountain West and second-lowest on the team (min. 50 IP) ... owned a team-high 65 strikeouts (T-7th in the MW) and struck out 16 looking ... one of two pitchers in the conference to not allow a home run all season (min. 1 IP/game) ... .266 opposing batting average ranked 11th lowest in the conference, second-lowest on team (min. 1 IP/game) ... with 11 strikeouts on March 2 vs. Texas A&M, set career-high and team season-high for strikeouts in a single game while leading 'Dogs to a 1-0 win ... threw first career complete game in his longest career outing (9.0 IP) on April 5 vs. UNLV, surrendered five hits, all singles - led 'Dogs to 2-0 shutout win and head coach Mike Batesole's 400th career win at Fresno State ... posted second career complete game on May 22 in the MW tournament vs. UNLV (8.0 IP) ... named Academic All-MW.
2013 (Freshman): Made 22 appearances, earning nine starts ... finished the year with a record of 3-2 with a 4.12 ERA ... led the team with four saves and also led team in runners picked off base with three ... recorded 32 strikeouts to just 21 walks ... named to the 2013 Academic All-MW team ... threw 5.1 innings, giving up just three runs to pick up the win in the series clinching game over USC on March 3.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Tahquitz High School, where he helped lead the team to winning records in each of his four seasons and three consecutive league championships ... a three-time first-team All-CIF Southern Section honoree (2010-12) and a two-time Mountain Pass League Most Valuable Player (2010 & 2012) ... named to North/South Series (2011) and the Riverside County All-Star Game (2012) ... honored as school's Athlete of the Year and Scholar Athlete (2012) ... during his high school career, posted a .406 batting average at the plate, and a 23-6 record, a 2.87 earned run average with 293 strikeouts and 10 saves as a pitcher ... a team captain ... played pitcher, catcher and utility.
Personal: Born in Riverside, Calif. ... hometown is Moreno Valley ... parents are Steve and Cherry Borst ... has two brothers, Danny and Chris, and one sister, Tiffany ... brothers Danny (Penn State) and Chris (Graceland), and cousin and former high school teammate Drew Morovick (Kansas) play collegiate baseball ... enjoys spending time with family, church activities and basketball ... favorite athlete is Derek Jeter for the integrity and respect he plays the game ... biggest athletic thrill is throwing a no-hitter ... most admires his parents for their support and guidance in making him who he is today ... chose to attend Fresno State because he loves the committed atmosphere and wanted to be a part of the winning tradition ... majoring in kinesiology-coaching.
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