Frogs have five total draft picks in 2018
Frogs have three players drafted in first 116 picks
Balta homers twice, drives in three
TCU moves to 2-0 in the tournament
Frogs leave 10 runners on base
Photos from TCU's game vs. West Virginia in round 2 of the Big 12 tournament on May 24, 2018.
TCU vs West Virginia - Game 3
TCU vs Texas Tech - Game 1
TCU vs Kansas State - Game 3
• Member of the 2017 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
• 2017 Second-team All-Big 12 Conference
• 2017 First-team Academic All-Big 12
• 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic All-Tournament team
Led the team with 30 appearances out of the bullpen... posted a 6-4 record with two saves to go along with a 2.10 ERA... fanned 66 batters in 55 2/3 innings pitched... limited opponents to a .182 batting average... team posted a 23-7 record in games he pitched... held opponents scoreless in 19 of 30 appearances... allowed just six of 22 inherited runners to score... opened the season with five straight scoreless outings spanning 10 1/3 innings... tossed two scoreless innings in the season-opener against Penn State (Feb. 17)... struck out the side at UT Arlington (Feb. 21)... earned his first save of the season, retiring all four batters he face against Arizona State (Feb. 25)... struck out nine of the 15 batters faced in five innings of work against Texas A&M (March 4)... surrendered his first run of the season in an appearance at UC Irvine (March 12)... picked up his first win of the season against Kansas (March 17) after holding the Jayhawks scoreless for 2 1/3 innings... fell to 1-1 after giving up a run in an inning of work against Kansas (March 19)... struck out the side in his lone inning of work against UTRGV (March 28)... move to 2-1on the year after tossing two scoreless frame at Kansas State (March 31)... struck out five in two innings at UT Arlington (April 4)... suffered his second defeat of the season after allowing a run on a hit in 2/3 of an inning at West Virginia (April 14)... responded with four straight scoreless outings spanning 8.0 innings... appearances came at West Virginia (April 16), vs. Baylor (April 23), at Texas Tech (April 29) and against Texas (May 5)... improved to 3-2 on the year after allowing just an unearned run on five hits over 4 1/3 innings against Texas (May 7)... went 1-1 in two appearances at Oklahoma (Mary 12, 14)... tossed two perfect innings at Cal on May 18... allowed a run on two hits and struck out three in 2 1/3 innings against Dallas Baptist in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional (June 5)... retired all 10 batters he faced in two combined appearances in the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional against Missouri State (June 10-11)... tallied five strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings of work... retired all six batters he faced, striking out two, in two innings of work against Texas A&M in the College World Series to earn his second save of the year (June 20)... allowed just two hits and struck out five in 4 1/3 innings of work to pick up the win in relief against Louisville (June 22).
Made two starts as part of 16 appearances on the mound... posted a 3-0 record to go along with 39 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched... team was 10-6 in games he pitched and 1-1 in games he started... held opponents scoreless in eight of 14 relief appearances... started his career with 10 shutout innings over six appearances... struck out two in his collegiate debut against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 24)... turned in two shutout innings in appearances against USC (March 13), West Virginia (March 18) and at UT Arlington (March 29)... fanned five in the appearance against UTA... picked up his first career win in the West Virginia game... retired all three batters he faced at Wichita State (April 3)... tossed two scoreless innings and struck out five in his first career start April 6 vs. UT Arlington... made second start of the season at Kansas on April 10... returned to the bullpen and tossed three scoreless frames against Oklahoma on April 15 to earn his lone save of the season... tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings against Texas Tech (May 1)... improved to 2-0 on the season with four shutout innings against Kansas State (May 19)... struck out a career-high six batters in the game... tallied win No. 3 vs. Baylor (May 25) in the Big 12 Championships... final appearance of the season was a two inning stint at Texas A&M in the NCAA Super Regional on June 11.
Earned four varsity letters at Flower Mound High School... was the District 6-6A MVP as a senior... earned Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American honors as a senior... participated in the 2015 THSAA All-Star game... named to USA Today's All-USA Texas team... was a member of the 2014 Texas Rangers Area Code team... tabbed a Perfect Game Underclass honorable mention All-American... ranked as the 81st top prospect in the state of Texas by Baseball America... played select baseball for D-Bat... helped his 17U team win the 18U Connie Mack World Series.
Parents are Andrew and Sylvia... has a brother, Michael.
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