Sam Börjes

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sam Börjes is the son of Håkan Börjes and followed his father to the Swedish national team.

He made his Elitserien debut in 2019, going 1 for 4 for the Rättvik Butchers. In 2020, he hit .214/.353/.429 for the Butchers and allowed one unearned run in three innings. During 2021, the 18-year-old became a regular; he produced at a .286/.391/.321 clip and was 3-0 with a 3.07 ERA, fanning 31 in 29 1/3 IP. He tied Julius Hopkins, another second-generation player, for 7th in the Elitserien in wins. Like Hopkins, he debuted for Sweden in the 2021 European Championship. In his lone game, he relieved August Mattsson in the 4th with a 9-5 deficit against the champion Dutch national team. He began by retiring Denzel Richardson. Sharlon Schoop walked and Dashenko Ricardo singled but he recovered to get Junior Martina on a liner and John Polonius on a fly. In the 5th, he retired Julian Rip, fanned Calten Daal, hit Roger Bernadina and got Ray-Patrick Didder on a grounder. He let two on in the sixth but tossed a third straight shutout frame against the powerful Dutch before allowing three in the seventh, then Per Sjörs relieved. He was easily Sweden's best hurler of the day.