Baseball senior pitcher Carson Borges will be continuing his baseball career and attending Regis University.
“I love the location in Colorado and it is 10 minutes from Denver,” said Borges. “I like the weather and the campus is beautiful. I feel I was more interested in a smaller college that fits what I want and it is a good program.”
Borges will play for Head Coach Pat Jolley, who was named the head coach last spring after helping the team advance to its first RMAC Tournament championship game since 2012 as the team’s hitting coach and recruiting coordinator. The team set program records for runs scored, runs batted in while posting top-five marks for hits, on-base percentage and stolen bases.
“I love playing baseball,” said Borges. “It is great to be able to play as long as I can.”
Borges values his baseball path more than most because he has had to overcome setbacks to get to this position.
“Carson sitting up here today is one of the best stories our baseball program has had,” said Head Coach Josh Garcia ‘07. “As a freshman, Carson was left off the spring roster. After tryouts, Carson met with the coaches, asked what he needed to do to make the team the following year, and made it his mission to make the JV team. At the time, Carson thought he was a third baseman who could also pitch, then soon realized he was a much better pitcher than a hitter. In January of his sophomore year, the JV coaches were raving about Carson’s curveball after he threw a bullpen. Carson earned a spot on the JV team and from there, he’s shown that he’s one of our most competitive pitchers.”
Borges saw in seven games with four starts for the Broncos as a junior, throwing 18.1 innings with a 4.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts.
“Last spring, Carson’s role on varsity was unknown so he had planned on pitching some games for JV,” said Garcia. “Midway through the season, Carson became a varsity starter including starting our final game of the season vs #1 ranked Hamilton. Carson’s baseball career started off having to face some adversity but since then, Carson has overcome every obstacle that has come his way and his competitive makeup is second to none.”
He is looking forward to his senior season.
“I am looking forward to seeing how my work will pay off,” said Borges. “I have got a lot better since I was cut freshman year. I went from being cut to going to college to play baseball. It was a lot of work. It has been fun. I have increased every stat I can think of.”
Borges is one of seven seniors who have committed to play college baseball including teammate and fellow Regis commit George Smith.
“It is great knowing someone when going to college and to be on the same team,” said Borges. “He will be my middle infielder and we will have that connection from our experience together.”
Borges enjoys scuba diving in his free time. He has been certified since he was 10 and has made dives in Lake Mohave, Cancun, the Cayman Islands, and Hawaii.
Borges will participate in the Brophy Collegiate Signing Day celebration on Nov. 8.