Three-run first lifts Spartans past Chippewas
10-run inning propels Paladins past Spartans.
Three-Run First Inning Powers Spartans
VanVossen goes 6.2 innings and strikes out two.
Spartans set to take on Houston Baptist, UT Arlington and Southeastern Louisiana.
2014 (FRESHMAN): Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on March 3 after earning his first collegiate win against Eastern Illinois (3/2) ... finished the season 1-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 13 appearances ... made three starts during his freshman season ... made five appearances, totaling 6.2 innings, before giving up his first run ... struck out a season-high four batters in a win over Eastern Illinois (3/2) to earn his first collegiate win ... allowed just three extra-base hits in a total of 25.1 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner under Coach Matt Bocian at Traverse City West Senior High School . . . ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Michigan by MichiganBaseballProspects.org and No. 15 by Perfect Game . . . was selected to play in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) East-West All-Star Game at Comerica Park . . . earned Division I second-team all-state honors by MHSBCA as a senior in 2013 . . . helped lead Traverse City West to a school-record 26 wins his junior season . . . struck out 38 batters in 50 2/3 innings and compiled a 2.35 ERA with a 5-3 record and one save as a junior . . . played summer ball for the Grand Rapids Diamonds; went 4-0 with an ERA under 1.00 as the Diamonds posted a 38-5 record . . . led the Grand Rapid Diamonds to two consecutive Black Swamp Summer championships . . . during his senior campaign he led his team in RBIs, home runs, wins, and career ERA . . . finished with an 8-2 record along with two home runs and 32 RBIs as the team finished 24-5.
PERSONAL: Son of Michael and Jennifer Borkovich . . . born July 3, 1995 . . . plans to major in supply chain management . . . four-year academic award winner and owns a 3.83 GPA . . . also lettered in basketball as a junior . . . his sister Ressa is a sophomore forward on the Coastal Carolina University women's basketball team . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Michigan, Purdue, Ball State, Indiana State, Central Michigan and Holy Cross.