Balta homers twice, drives in three
TCU moves to 2-0 in the tournament
Frogs leave 10 runners on base
Balta hits fifth home run of the season
TCU closes out the regular season on the road.
Photos from the the 2018 Big 12 Championship between TCU and Baylor from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Photos from TCU vs. West Virginia on May 12 at Lupton Stadium
Photos from TCU's game vs. Lamar on May 5, 2018 at Lupton Stadium.
TCU vs Texas Tech - Game 3
TCU vs UTRGV
• 2017 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team
Ranked fifth on the team with 18 appearances on the year... made one start... fanned 38 batters in 37 2/3 innings pitched... went 4-0 on the year... team boasted a 12-6 record in games he pitched... held opponents scoreless in seven of 17 relief appearances... allowed seven of 13 inherited runners to score... made his collegiate debut with two scoreless innings of work against Penn State (Feb. 19)... captured his first career win on Feb. 21 at UT Arlington with 1 1/3 scoreless innings... improved to 2-0 after allowing a run on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief against Rice (Feb. 28)... struck out a career-high eight in 4 1/3 innings against Texas A&M (March 4)... tossed a career-high five innings, allowing three runs on five hits at UC Irvine (March 10)... tallied win No. 3 with three shutout innings against Abilene Christian (March 21)... earned his first career save with a scoreless inning of work against Oklahoma State (March 26)... allowed just one run on six hits over four innings in his first career start to improve to 4-0 on the year... tossed two scoreless innings against Murray State (April 8)... recorded six strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of work against Stephen F. Austin (April 25)... made two appearances in the Big 12 Tournament (vs. Oklahoma May 25; vs. Texas May 27)... picked up two outs in TCU's win over Central Connecticut State in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional on June 3.
Earned three varsity letters at Thunder Ridge High School... ranked as the No. 12 top prospect in the state of Colorado by Baseball America... named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American... earned first-team All-West Region honors... named the Colorado 5A Baseball Player of the Year as a senior... was a three-time academic All-State performer... participated in the USA Baseball NHSI tournament... named to the All-USA Colorado Baseball Team as a senior... tabbed a three-time All-State performer as both a pitcher and an infielder... twice honored as a Perfect Game Underclass All-American... produced a 1.28 ERA in 60.1 innings pitched with 81 strikeouts as a senior.
Parents are Charlie and Kim... is an only child.
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