USF Baseball BIO
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Luke Borders
Player Profile:
Luke Borders 1783242
Position: Outfielder
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 211
Year: Senior
Hometown: Winter Haven, Fla.
High School: Winter Haven HS

Career Stats

Major: Health Science

2017 All-American Athletic Conference First Team 
2017 American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (3/21, 4/10, 4/24)
2016 American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (5/16)
2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team
2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

 

AS A SENIOR (2017): Appeared in and started all 61 games at designated hitter...Batted a career-best .338 to finish second on the team…Hit 12 doubles, three triples and seven home runs…Scored 45 runs and led the team with 53 run batted in...Placed second in conference play in slugging percentage (.640) and total bases (48), third in home runs (six), fourth in on-base percentage (.415) and RBIs (14)… Named to The American Honor Roll three times and was named to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team...Set single-game career highs for runs scored and walks (3) in a 15-10 win at then-No. 5 Florida on May 9…Hit three of his four career triples this season…Hit a career high two doubles on Jacksonville on May 16…Strung together a career-long 13 game hitting streak at one point during the year and a team-long 21 game on base streak…Finishes his career with a .290 average, 113 runs, 221 hits, 37 doubles, 16 homer and 146 RBI. 

AS A JUNIOR (2016): Appeared in 43 games, starting 38 at designated hitter...Batted .267 with six home runs and 25 runs batted in...Placed second in conference play in slugging percentage (.640) and total bases (48), third in home runs (six), fourth in on-base percentage (.415) and RBIs (14)...Led the team in RBIs and second in home runs...All six home runs were hit in conference action...The American Player of the Week (5/16)...Began the season with a two RBI night in the 11-10 Opening Day victory over Liberty (2/19)...Hit safely in seven straight games (3/8 to 4/3)...Hit a three-run, inside the park home run in the 7-5 win over Memphis (4/10)...Hit safely in another seven consecutive games (4/23 to 5/6)...Crushed a game-winning, three-run home run in the 4-1 at Houston (4/23)...Compiled seven hits, seven RBIs, five runs and three home runs in a series win at No. 21 East Carolina (5/13 to 5/15)...Notched three hits, two RBIs and a run in The American Conference Tournament game against Memphis (5/27). 

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015): AAC All-Academic Team…Started all 61 games (designated hitter)…Hit .266 with 14 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 46 runs batted in…Ranked fourth in the AAC in RBIs…Placed seventh in AAC conference play in runs scored (16)…Tallied 16 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI games…Tied for the team-high in doubles…Drove in both of the team's runs in a 2-1, season-opening win over No. 17 Cal State Fullerton (2/13)…Plated three runs in the 12-4 win against Alabama State (2/15)…Hit safely in five straight games, totaling 10 RBIs (2/15 to 2/22)…Tallied three RBIs in the 12-6 series sweep versus Seton Hall (3/8)…Compiled three hits, including two doubles, and also scored two runs in the 4-1 win against FAMU (3/14)… Set career-high with four hits, adding two RBI in the 8-5 road win at No. 18 Illinois (3/22)…Hit his first career grand slam, while also going 3-for-3, in the 11-9 win over Stetson (4/15)…Collected three hits and three runs scored in first game of the doubleheader, a 6-2 win over Memphis (4/17)…Ended the season with a six-game hitting streak (5/19-5/31).

AS A FRESHMAN (2014): AAC All-Academic Team…Played in 47 games, making 42 starts (designated hitter, right field)…Hit .272 with six doubles, a home run and 22 runs batted in…Tied for second on the team in RBIs…Tallied 12 multi-hit and four multi-RBI games…Recorded season-high seven game hitting streak (4/2 to 4/15)…Made collegiate debut with a two hit night in the 2-1 season-opening win over Liberty (2/15)…Set career-high with two runs scored and recorded first career RBI in 12-1 win against North Florida (2/16)…Posted first career multi-RBI game with two in the 11-7 win over Penn State (2/22)…Compiled two hits and two RBIs against Rhode Island (3/16)…Set career-best with three RBIs in the 13-6 win at Temple (4/11)…Tallied personal best three hits against Memphis (4/27).

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letter winner for head coach Pat Borders at Winter Haven Sr. HS… Registered a .388 career batting average...Tallied 96 career hits...Competed in the Florida All-Star Game as a junior…All-County First Team as a sophomore…All-county second-team as a freshman…Also lettered in football...Was captain his senior year and named to the all-county second-team for football. 

PERSONAL: Born Luke Alan Borders on March 11, 1994 in Winter Haven, Fla. … Parents are Pat and Kathy...Has two brothers, Luke and Lance, and six sisters, Lindsay, Laura-Beth, Leah, Lily, Livia and Landry Kate...Brother, Levi, is a senior on the team...Father, Pat, played baseball for 17 years at the Major League baseball level (1988-2005), winning two World Series championships with the Toronto Blue Jays (1992, 1993) and was named the World Series MVP (1992).

BORDERS' CAREER HIGHS (as of 6/4/16)
At Bats: 6, 2x, last, vs. Holy Cross (3/11/16)
Runs Scored: 3, 3x, last vs. Florida (5/9/17)
Hits: 4, at Illinois (3/22/15)
RBI: 5, vs. Stetson (5/15/15)
Doubles: 2, 2x, last at Jacksonville (5/16/17)
Triples: 1, 4x, last at North Florda (4/19/17)
Home Runs: 2 vs. Cincinnati (4/19/17)
Walks: 3 at Florida (5/9/17)
Stolen Bases: 1, 13x, last vs. Bethune-Cookman (6/2/17)

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