Mortensen, a 22-year-old senior, finished the 2007 season leading the Bulldogs with a 9-2 record, 3.92 earned run average and 122 strikeouts. In 16 starts, the Rexburg, Idaho native threw six complete games and one shutout.
Mortensen finished West Coast Conference play with an ERA of 1.60 and an unblemished 6-0 record en route to being named the WCC Pitcher of the Year. For his efforts, he was also named a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-America by Collegiate Baseball.
The 6-foot-4, 190 pounder joined the Zags for the 2006 season after two years at Treasure Valley Community College, where he posted a combined 13-7 record with a sub 2.50 ERA.
I caught up with Mortensen on Thursday night to get his thoughts on being drafted by the Cardinals and much more.
The audio follows.
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