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Brian Bormaster

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellaire, Texas

High School:
Bellaire

Last College:
Rice Univ.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 193

Position:
C/INF

Birthdate:
10/19/1981

Experience:
2L

Major:
Business Psychology

Brian Bormaster

2003: Played in all 63 games as a junior, including 57 starts behind the plate and five starts at third base...named to the preliminary Johnny Bench Award watch list as the nation's best catcher, and earned the Jim and Joan LeBreton Award as the team's Most Inspirational Player...earned first-team All-Louisiana honors after leading the team in walks (36), sacrifice bunts (6) and sacrifice flies (5) while ranking third on the team in on-base percentage (.407), sixth in batting average (.294) and slugging percentage (.376)...claimed Conference USA All-Tournament Team recognition after leading the field with a .692 batting average (9-for-13) with a double, a home run and nine RBI...finished the regular season with a modest .257 batting average, but hit .538 (14-for-26) in the postseason to raise his batting average nearly 50 points...made his presence felt behind the plate where he helped mold a pitching staff that featured eight newcomers, including seven freshmen...threw out nine would-be base stealers, including a career-high four against UNO (5/13)...had 13 multiple-hit games, including a season-best three hits on four occasions...also had seven multiple-RBI contests, including three RBI against South Florida (5/21) and a season-best four against Southern Miss in the C-USA Championship game (5/25)...closed out the year with a career-best eight-game hitting streak when he hit .571 (16-for-28) with a home run, two doubles and 11 RBI.

2002: Played in 50 games as a sophomore, including 36 starts behind the plate...earned team Outstanding Defensive Player honors after making a successful transition from middle infielder to catcher during the preseason...helped the Green Wave staff go 24-12 with a 4.59 team ERA as a starter...threw out seven base-runners among his 21 assists...led the team with six sacrifice bunts...at the plate, tallied eight multiple-hit games, including a 3-for-4 outing vs. TCU (4/20), and six multiple-RBI outings, including three-RBI performances at UAB (4/13) and at South Florida (5/12)...had a six-game hitting streak from April 13-21 when he hit .524 (11-for-21) with two doubles and nine RBI...belted his first career home run in his first at-bat with Tulane in a game against Pepperdine (2/9).

Prior to Tulane: Played freshman season at Rice University, seeing time at second base, third base, left field and designated hitter...saw action in 31 games as a true freshman, including 16 starts...hit .243 (18-for-74) with two doubles and eight RBI...helped the Owls finish 47-20, win the Western Athletic Conference title and Rice Regional Championship, and gain a bid into the NCAA Super Regionals...had a five-game hitting streak with four multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI contests...had a career-high three hits vs. San Jose State (4/6)...missed more than two weeks with an injured right hand...led all middle infielders with a .973 fielding percentage...off the diamond, earned President's Honor Roll recognition with a 3.6 GPA...earned WAC Scholar-Athlete honors and was a Sports Psychology Lecture Series coordinator.

High School: Three-year starter at Bellaire High for coach Rocky Manuel where he played second base, third base and pitched...earned first-team All-District 17-5A honors all three seasons, and was named All-Greater Houston and first-team all-state as a senior...helped the Cardinals go a combined 97-10 with three playoff appearances, including the Texas 5A and USA Today National Championship as a junior...as a senior, hit .417 with six home runs, 33 RBI and a team-best nine doubles...set school records as a junior, breaking Major League Baseball standout Chuck Knoblauch's runs scored mark (48) with 57, and hitting .667 in the state playoffs to lead the team to the state and national titles...off the field, was a member of the National Honor Society and Bellaire Hebrew Club...earned Who's Who Among American High School Students honors, served as the president of the Future Homemakers of America and tallied a 3.9 GPA.

Personal: Full name is Brian Jeffrey Bormaster...born Oct. 19, 1981 in Houston, Texas...son of Scott and Leslie Bormaster...has three sisters: Allison, Kelly and Kimberly...majoring in psychology.

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