Joe Borchard And Justin Wayne Make Major League Debuts

Sept. 4, 2002

Stanford, Calif. - Former Stanford Baseball outfielder Joe Borchard and right-handed pitcher Justin Wayne, both first round draft picks in June of 2000, made their Major League Baseball debuts for the Chicago White Sox and the Florida Marlins this week. Both players made two trips with the Cardinal to the College World Series and were members of the 1998, 1999 and 2000 Stanford baseball teams.

Borchard hit a two-home run in his second Major League at bat to help the White Sox to a 5-3 win at Toronto and finished 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in his first MLB game on Monday, September 2. Borchard was a career .346 hitter in three seasons at Stanford with 40 homers, 187 RBI and 14 stolen bases.

Wayne made his MLB debut as the Florida Marlins' starter in the second game of a doubleheader versus the New York Mets on Tuesday, September 3, 2002. Wayne was charged with the loss in an 11-5 Mets' victory at Shea Stadium, allowing five runs and seven hits with one strikeout in 4.0 innings. Wayne finished his three-year Stanford career with a 31-5 record, 3.94 ERA and 363 strikeouts in 342.1 innings.

Stanford now has placed 59 players into Major League Baseball.

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