All-AAC catcher Levi Borders out for the year
USF senior C Levi Borders, a unanimous first-team All-American Athletic Conference pick a year ago, will miss the rest of the season with a bacterial infection, the school confirmed Friday.
Borders, who has played in only 16 games this season, is eligible for an NCAA hardship waiver because he will not have played in more than 30 percent of the Bulls' contests. USF has 56 games not counting the conference tournament.
Borders, son of former big-league C Pat Borders, was hitting .241 with three home runs and 10 RBIs before being shelved.
In 2015, he started all 61 games behind the plate, throwing out 26 base runners and hitting .291 with nine homers and 45 RBIs. A Johnny Bench Award semifinalist, he ranked second in the AAC in baserunners thrown out, fifth in homers, eighth in RBIs and third in hit by pitches (15).
Borders' brother Luke, a junior designated hitter, remains day-to-day with a hand injury.