Balta homers twice, drives in three
TCU sweeps through Bracket 2
Shepherd and Rizer homer for TCU
All three seniors drive in a run in their final home game.
WVU scores eighth inning run to take the win
Photos from the the 2018 Big 12 Championship between TCU and Baylor from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Photos from TCU's semifinal game against West Virginia on May 26, 2018 from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
TCU vs West Virginia - Game 3
Photos from TCU's game vs. Lamar on May 5, 2018 at Lupton Stadium.
TCU vs UC Irvine - Game 1
Ranked third on the team with 23 appearances out of the bullpen... paced the team with a 1.59 ERA in 22 2/3 pitched... record 22 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .210 batting average... team posted a 14-9 record in games he pitched... held opponents scoreless in 19 of 23 appearances... allowed just 10 of 26 inherited runners to score... made his collegiate debut on Feb. 19 against Penn State... started a string of 10 consecutive scoreless outings on Feb. 24 against Arizona State... the streak spanned 8 2/3 innings in which he allowed just six hits and struck out 11... pitched scoreless frames against Rice (Feb. 28), at UC Irvine (March 10), vs. UTRGV (March 28), at Kansas State (April 2), Murray State (April 9) and vs. Baylor (April 22)... longest outing in that stretch was 1 1/3 scoreless frames against Baylor (April 21)... allowed three runs (two earned) in his next two appearances against Stephen F. Austin (April 25) and at Texas Tech (April 30)... struck out the side and earned his first career victory against Texas on May 5... recorded the final out against the Longhorns on May 6... surrendered his last run of the season May 13 at Oklahoma... turned in six scoreless outings to end the season... fanned six over 7 1/3 innings of work... tossed two scoreless innings at Cal on May 19... held Kansas off the board in his lone inning of work in the Big 12 Tournament (May 24)... retired all three batters he faced against Central Connecticut State (June 3) in his only appearance in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional... pitched two scoreless innings in the opening game of the College World Series against Florida (June 18)... registered two outs in his final appearance of the season against Louisville (June 22).
Earned three letters at Lake Forest High School... ranked as the No. 14 top prospect in the state of Illinois by Baseball America... named the Team MVP as a senior... was a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game 3rd-team All-American... first Team USA Today All-USA Illinois team... also earned all-area MVP as well as All-Area and All-Conference accolades as a senior... twice named a PG Underclass All-American... tabbed an All-Area performer as a junior... earned honorable mention All-Area honors as a sophomore... hit .431 with three home runs and 25 RBIs as a senior... posted a 2.31 ERA in 61 innings pitched with 93 strikeouts.
Parents are Rich and Colleen... has a sister, Cassidy and a brother, Cade... father, Rich, played baseball at Sam Houston State as well as in the Houston Astros organization... uncle, Mike, was a bullpen pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
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