Frogs spread out over three leagues
Balta homers twice, drives in three
TCU moves to 2-0 in the tournament
TCU run-rules Texas Tech to advance in winner’s bracket
Frogs score four in the ninth
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.
Photos from TCU's game vs. West Virginia in round 2 of the Big 12 tournament on May 24, 2018.
Photos from the first round of the Big 12 tournament between TCU and Texas Tech on May 24, 2018.
TCU vs West Virginia - Game 3
• 2017 Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team
Started 27 games as part of 33 appearances on the season... also appeared in five games as a defensive replacement and one as a pinch hitter.. made 11 starts as the catcher and 16 as the designated hitter... tallied a hit in 19 games and reached base safely in 26... posted seven multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests... hit .267 with 19 RBIs, three double, two triples and two home runs on the season... tallied five two-out RBIs... was 3-for-4 in stolen bases... had two RBIs and scored a run in his collegiate debut on Feb. 18 against Penn State... first career hit was an RBI-double at UT Arlington (21)... tallied two RBIs in the contest... went 2-for-4 against Arizona State (Feb. 26)... had an RBI single in a start against Ole Miss (March 5)... hit his first home run as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate against UTRGV (March 29)... totaled three RBIs in the game... went 1-for-2 with three runs scored in a start against Murray State (April 9)... started two games in the series at Oklahoma (May 13-14)... doubled and homered in the series finale against the Sooners (May 14)... moved into the starting lineup full-time on May 20 at Cal... went 2-for-5 in the contest... tallied five RBIs in the Big 12 Tournament... also collected a pair of triples in the five games played... went 1-for-4 in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional opener against Central Connecticut State (June 3)... drove in two runs in the win over Virginia (June 4)... was 2-for-4 with two walks and two runs scored in the Regional championship game against Dallas Baptist (June 5)... went 3-for-5 with two runs scored against Missouri State in Game 2 of the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional (Jun 11)... hit safely in three games at the College World Series... had two RBIs in the win over Florida (June 23).
Earned four varsity letters at Midlothian High School... earned all-state honors as a catcher his senior year... named the DFW SportsDay Offensive Player of the Year as a senior... earned Perfect Game Preseason All-American and All-Region honors as a senior... named a earned all-state honors as a sophomore... participated in the 15U and 16U WWBA National Championships, earning all-tournament accolades in both... hit .515 with 38 walks as a senior.
Parents are Mike and Dawn... has two brothers, Alec and Nathan... father, Mike, played baseball at Texas Tech and professionally for four years with the San Diego Padres and New York Yankees... brother, Alec, played baseball at Texas Tech and Tarleton State.
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