Wesley Borden
Wesley Borden

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
State College, Pa.

High School:
State College Area

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
Catcher

Birthdate:
02/20/1987

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

Career: Played in 90 games with 60 starts over three seasons ... Career .267 (58-217) hitter with a .398 on-base percentage and .406 slugging percentage ... Has 12 doubles, six home runs, 30 runs scored and 38 RBI ... Nearly as many walks (38) and hit by pitch (10) as strikeouts (55) ... .976 fielding percentage and has thrown out 12 runners on stolen base attempts.

2008: In his first season as a starter played in 49 games with 48 starts behind the plate ... Batted .270 with 10 doubles, five home runs, 22 RBI and 23 runs scored ... Drew 23 walks and struck out 35 times ... Had one stolen base ... .373 on-base percentage and .428 slugging percentage ... Tied for third on the team in doubles and home runs ... Hit .294 against right-handed pitching and .284 with runners on base ... Collected 12 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... In a win over Pittsburgh on May 4 went 3-for-4 with career-high four runs scored and three RBI ... Homered and stole a base in that game as well ... Also homered and had three RBI in games at Connecticut (3/29) and Louisville (4/18) ... Enjoyed an 18-game stretch from March 29-April 26 during which he batted .393 with six doubles, four home runs and a .714 slugging percentage ... Batted .270 in regular season BIG EAST contests and .286 at the BIG EAST Tournament.

2007: Showed his value as a backup catcher and dangerous bat off the bench ... Appeared in 29 games with eight starts ... Hit .256 (11-for-43) with nine walks ... Hit by a pitch nine times and had a .441 on-base percentage ... Drove in 13 runs, scored four times and had two doubles and a home run ... Went 3-for-11 with a walk, hit by pitch, double and four RBI in pinch-hitting appearances ... .273 average and .385 on-base percentage in those situations ... Delivered a pinch-hit two-run single in eighth inning comeback against Norfolk State in season's opening weekend ... Three games later drilled a two-run double as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning against Alabama.

2006: Played in 12 games and made four starts while serving as a backup at catcher ... Totaled 22 plate appearances and reached base in half of them ... Batted .267 (4-for-15) while drawing six walks and being hit by a pitch ... Had three runs scored and three RBI ... Compiled a .973 fielding percentage behind the plate.

State College Area High School: Three-year letterwinner ... Team co-captain as a senior ... MAC All-Conference selection and CPL Second Team pick ... Recipient of the Ralph Montressor Award ... Preseason All-American selection by the Baseball Factory ... Batted .410 during high school career and set school's record for number of times hit by a pitch ... At the Penn State winter camp ran a 7.3 60-yard dash ... Member of the school's high honor roll every semester ... Faculty scholar.

Personal: Born 2/20/87 in Madison, Wisc. ... Older of two sons of Curtis and Pranom Borden ... Has a younger brother Austin (18) who plays baseball at Lehigh ... Chose Villanova because of its strong academic reputation and strong in-state rivalries ... Sociology major.

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