Balta tallies lone hit of the game
TCU has won five of the last six games.
Frogs lead wire-to-wire
All three games will be available on ESPN3
Baker hits seventh home run of the season
TCU vs Kansas State - Game 2
TCU vs UC Irvine - Game 2
Photos from TCU's 8-3 win over Long Beach State on February 24 at 5:30 PM.
TCU topped Louisville, 4-3, in an elimination game at the 2017 College World Series on Thursday, June 22.
TCU baseball topped Texas A&M, 4-1, at the 2017 College World Series on Tuesday, June 20.
• 2017 Baseball America second-team Freshman All-American
• 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
• 2017 Second-team All-Big 12 Conference
• 2017 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team
• 2017 Big 12 All-Freshman team
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (April 2, 2016)
Started 15 games as part of 17 appearances on the season... posted a 5-1 record with a 4.35 ERA in 78 2/3 innings pitched... tallied 72 strikeouts while issuing just 28 walks... TCU was 14-3 in games he pitched, including a 13-2 mark as a starter... held opponents scoreless in his two relief outings... allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven in five innings of work in his collegiate debut on Feb. 18 against Penn State... improved to 2-0 after allowing just one earned run and picking up six Ks over five innings against Arizona State (Feb. 25)... suffered lone defeat of the season at UC Irvine on March 11 after allowing four runs on three hits over five frames... rebounded with a strong outing against Kansas (March 17)... allowed just one run and struck out five over 5 2/3 innings of work... fanned six in a no-decision against Oklahoma State (March 25)... tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out four at Kansas State (April 1)... improved to 3-1 despite allowing six runs on nine hits over five innings against Murray State (April 8)... picked up win No. 4 with six strong innings against Baylor (April 21)... was brilliant in eight innings of work at Texas Tech (April 28)... allowed a run on four hits and struck out four... fanned a career-high eight batters over a four-inning start against Texas (May 5)... allowed four runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings of work at Oklahoma (May 12) in a no-decision... made first career relief appearance, tossing three scoreless innings at Cal (May 18)... went seven innings, allowing a trio of runs in the Big 12 Tournament opener against Kansas (May 24)... tossed a scoreless inning of relief against Florida in the College World Series opener (June 18)... allowed three runs on five hits in four innings of work against Louisville (June 22) in the College World Series.
Earned three letters at Damien High School... selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 41st overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft... was the highest unsigned draft pick in 2016... earned first-team Rawlings-Perfect Game All-American honors as a senior... also earned first-team All-California Region honors... ranked by Baseball America as the 13th best prospect in California and 78th nationally... ranked by D1Baseball.com as the 77th top prospect in the 2016 draft... selected to the 2015 Milwuakee Brewers Area Code team... ranked by Perfect Game as the No. 1 left-hander in California... earned All-Inland Valley Baseball Player of the Year as a senior... named first-team Max Preps All-State honors... also tabbed all-area... named the MVP of the San Gabriel Valley All-Star game... two-time Baseline league first-team selection.
Parents are Tom and Dana... has a brother, Chris, who sam at Concordia University-Irvine... cousin, Vinni, played tennis at Air Force.
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