16 - Justen Gorski
Justen Gorski
Birth Date: 08/06/1990
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Position: RHP
Bats/Throws: R/R
EXP: 2V
Previous School: Moorpark HS

2011

Justen Gorski finished his junior season at Northridge with a 3-5 record and a 6.10 ERA in 16 appearances (nine starts), earned one save and striking out 34 while walking 19 hitters in 48.2 innings. He threw 7.0 innings and set a career high in strikeouts (8) while only allowing 3 hits in an Opening Day victory vs. Seattle University (2/18) and came on in relief and threw 2.1 scoreless innings against Valparaiso (2/28) to earn his second win of the season. Gorski threw 1.2 innings to earn his first save of the season in the victory at Lamar (3/6), pitched 7.0 innings and struck out four to earn his third win on 3/19 vs. Sacramento State, and tossed a scoreless inning with one strikeout against UC Riverside (5/14).

2010

In his 21 appearances this season, Justen Gorski finished with a 5-3 record, 5.37 ERA, one save, and started five games. In his 57.0 innings pitched, the right-hander struckout 31 batters, allowing only 17 walks and picked-off three runners, tying Bryan Longpre for the best mark on the team and third-highest total in the conference. He struck out two batters in 3.1 IP vs. Southern (2/20), pitched 5.0 scoreless innings and earned his first win of the season at San Diego (2/23), and struck out two batters vs. Connecticut (3/5). Gorski earned his second win of the season vs. Connecticut (3/8), threw 2.0 innings and struckout two at Seattle (3/19), and threw another 2.1 innings and struckout another batter at Seattle (3/21). He struckout a season-high four batters in 2.0 innings vs. Sacramento State (3/26), threw one inning of shutout baseball vs. UC Irvine (4/1), allowed only one run and one hit vs. UC Irvine (4/3) and pitched two shutout innings for his first career save vs. Cal State Bakersfield (4/11). Gorski threw two innings, gave up zero runs and fanned one against SDSU (4/13), threw 3.0 innings and allowed only three runs vs. UC Davis, and allowed just four hits and tied a season high with four strikeouts at UC Santa Barbara (5/8). He pitched 4.1 innings and struckout one batter at UC Riverside (5/15), set a new career high with his seven innings pitched against Long Beach State, striking out three batters as well (5/22), and threw 1.0 inning vs. UC  Riverside (5/25).

2009

Gorski made his Northridge debut by pitching 1.1 innings, striking out one batter at Nebraska (3/6). He pitched 3.2 innings and struck out four batters in the Matadors' 10-7 victory in the second game of a doubleheader vs. Columbia (3/21) and allowed only one hit and zero runs in 2.0 innings vs. UNLV (3/31). He pitched 2.2 innings and struckout one batter at Cal Poly (4/3), pitched 1.2 innings, gave up zero hits, and struck out another batter at Cal Poly (4/5), and pitched another 1.0 inning of no-hit ball and struck out another batter at USC (4/7). Gorski struck out a season-high five batters vs. Cal State Fullerton (4/11) and allowed only one earned run in 4.0 innings pitched vs. Long Beach State (4/18).

MOORPARK HIGH SCHOOL

Gorski was a four-year letterman as a pitcher for coach Scott Fullerton and the baseball team at Moorpark High School. He was named All-League Hitter of the Year in 2007.

MATADOR MEMO

Parents are Jayne and Joel Gorski ... Lists Josh Beckett as his favorite athlete and cheers for the Los Angeles Angels ... Heath Ledger and Jessica Alba are his favorite actor and actress ... Favorite television show is "SportsCenter" ... Lists "The Dark Knight" as his favorite film ... Loves to eat chicken parmesan ... Was recruited by UNLV, Fresno State, and Oregon State, but chose CSUN due to their interest in his talents, skills, and abilities ... Greatest sports moment took place when he pitched a no-hitter ... Feels the best thing about being an athlete is "being in shape all year round" ... Does not step on baselines as a baseball superstition ... Lists Miley Cyrus as the most famous person he ever met ... His advice to young people would be "do work" ... Majoring in kinesiology.

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