April 7, 2014
By: Matt Burkholder
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West conference announced on Monday that it has named Fresno State sophomore pitcher Tim Borst its MW Baseball Co-Pitcher of the Week for games played March 31-April 6. Borst shares the distinction with UNLV's Bryan Bonnell. The MW weekly award is the second for Borst this season and second career.
Behind a complete game shutout, Borst dominated the mound Saturday night (April 5) to will Fresno State to a 2-0 win against No. 25 UNLV. The nine-inning outing was the longest of Borst's career and he did so without issuing a single walk. He struck out five.
Borst surrendered just five hits to the Rebels in Saturday's game, all singles, and did not allow a base runner past second base for the entirely of the game. After letting two on base in the second inning off a pair of singles, Borst did not allow another hit until the eighth inning. In that time, he sat down 15 of 16 batters, with the one Rebel to reach coming on a fielding error in that almost perfect stretch through the middle innings.
The Mountain West named Borst its Pitcher of the Week earlier this season for games played Feb. 24-March 2. In that performance he worked a then-career high eight innings of scoreless baseball against then-ranked No. 18 Texas A&M, leading Fresno State to a 1-0 shutout win. He finished the game with a career-high 11 strikeouts, allowing only three hits and did not walk a batter.
Bonnell, Borst's counterpart to the co-MW Pitcher of Week, worked a complete game shutout of his own. Returning the favor Sunday afternoon after Borst did the same to the Rebels the night before. Bonnell also allowed just five hits. In contrast, he registered 11 strikeouts against one walk en route to earning the win.
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