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Walter Borkovich
Walter  Borkovich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Traverse City, Mich.

High School:
West Senior

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 217

Position:
RHP

Experience:
2L


05/31/2017

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2017 Spring Season

In total, 141 Spartans earn a 3.0 GPA or higher.

06/03/2016

Spartans in Collegiate Summer Leagues

Spartans will be playing in leagues around the country.

06/01/2016

Academic All-Big Ten Honors Announced for the 2016 Spring Season

In all, 96 Spartans were recognized for having a 3.0 or higher GPA.

05/28/2016

Spartans Fall to OSU, 3-2, in Extra Innings

MSU plays OSU again Sunday morning with the winner advancing to the championship game.

05/23/2016

Spartans Face Nebraska in Big Ten Tournament First Round

No. 7 MSU takes on No. 2 Nebraska in tournament opener.

05/02/2015

Spartan Baseball Military Appreciation Day

Michigan State 10, Purdue 7 May 2, 2015 McLane Baseball Stadium

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

CAREER: Made 89 career appearances with 128 career strikeouts in 200.2 IP, posting career record of 12-8 with a 3.05 ERA.

2017 (SENIOR): Led the B1G in conference only stats with a 0.64 ERA in B1G games ... Also led B1G in both fewest earned runs allowed with just 13 and fewest overall runs allowed with just 18 ... Made 27 appearances, ranking second on MSU and tied for third in B1G, as well as tied for 79th in the NCAA ... Tied for fourth in B1G with 26 games in relief ... Posted a 2.01 ERA for the season, ranking second in the B1G in overall stats ... Ranked tied for ninth in B1G with a .242 opposing batting average overall, as well as tied for third in B1G only stats with a .213 average against ... Made first start of season against No. 15 Michigan on Senior Day on May 20, and pitched a career-long 9.0 inning gem, firing career-high tying six strikeouts while allowing one earned run, and also had a streak of retiring 10 in a row ... Over final 20 appearances of the season, allowed just seven earned runs over span of 45.1 innings of work ... Tied for second on the team with four wins, including earning win in back-to-back appearances on March 18 at Richmond and March 21 vs. Central Michigan ... Posted 4-3 record in 58.1 IP ... Fired 36 strikeouts with just 14 walks ... Tallied four punchouts at UNC Greensboro on Feb. 26.

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Tied the MSU single-season record with a team-leading 30 appearances ... Went 3-0 with a 2.73 ERA, recording 39 Ks in 52.2 IP ... Led the team with a .185 opponent batting average ... Struck out a season-high six batters in 4.1 innings of relief, allowing one run off two hits to improve to 2-0 in the Spartans' 9-6 extra-innings win over Notre Dame ... Had four strikeouts in 2.1 innings vs. New Mexico (2/13) to earn his first win of the season ... Threw a career-high 6.1 innings, allowing just two hits in a Big Ten Tournament loss to top-seeded Illinois ... Allowed just five earned runs off 10 hits in the month of April -- 11 appearances, 19.1 IP ... Didn't allow an earned run in 18 of his 30 appearances, including each of his last five.

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.

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