19 Sam Balke
19 - Sam Balke
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
High School: Forest Hills Eastern
Position: P
Major: Undeclared
app 10
gs 7
w 4
l 1
sv 0
ip 32.0
era 6.75
k 25

Why did you choose to attend Hope College? Best fit academically and socially.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. 1 Samuel 2:2; Reminds me that there is no one like our God.

What is your favorite memory from a community service project you’ve been involved at Hope? Coloring paper bags for Kids Food Basket on the bus on our way to an away game. 

Where is your favorite place on campus? Why? DeVos, always getting better and having fun during team workouts and I love to watch Hope basketball.

What is your favorite pre-game music? Zac Brown Band or The Beatles.

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be and why? Basketball, the environment in DeVos for home basketball games is incredible.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret. 

 

Recent Games
May 5 Adrian W, 11-9
May 5 Adrian W, 17-12
May 9 at Alma L, 10-8
May 10 vs. Calvin W, 5-4
May 10 vs. Alma W, 5-3
May 11 at Adrian L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 10 8
Plate appearances 0 0
At Bats 0 0
Runs 0 0
Hits 0 0
Doubles - -
Triples - -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 0 0
Total bases 0 0
Walks - -
Hit by pitch - -
Strikeouts - -
Sacrifice Flies - -
Sacrifice Hits - -
Hit into double play - -
Stolen Bases - -
Caught Stealing - -
Batting Average - -
On Base Percentage - -
Slugging Percentage - -
Appearances 10 8
Games started 7 6
Wins 4 3
Losses 1 1
Saves 0 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 32.0 25.1
Hits 43 39
Runs 28 27
Earned Runs 24 24
Walks 12 10
Strikeouts 25 15
Strikeouts per Game 7.03 5.33
Doubles Allowed 6 6
Triples Allowed 1 1
Home Runs Allows 3 3
At Bats Against 139 113
Batting Average Against .309 .345
Earned Run Average 6.75 8.53
Wild pitches 4 2
Hit Batters 6 5
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 2 2
Total Chances 2 2
Put Outs 0 0
Assists 1 1
Errors 1 1
Fielding Percentage .500 .500
Double Plays - -
Stolen Bases Allowed 5 5
Runners Caught Stealing 2 2
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage .286 .286
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Mar 10 vs. Hanover L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Hanover W, 12-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Westfield St. L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 at Elmhurst L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 13-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 vs. Wis.-Whitewater L, 11-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin W, 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin L, 3-1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 10-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet W, 9-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo L, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo W, 9-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 7-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 21 Trine L, 10-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Trine L, 23-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 6-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 4 at Adrian L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Adrian L, 11-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 11-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 17-12 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 9 at Alma L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Calvin W, 5-4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Adrian L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Mar 10 vs. Hanover L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Hanover W, 12-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Westfield St. L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 at Elmhurst L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 13-1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 vs. Wis.-Whitewater L, 11-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin W, 1-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin L, 3-1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 10-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet W, 9-2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 2 Olivet W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo L, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo W, 9-4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 20 at Trine L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 7-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 21 Trine L, 10-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Trine L, 23-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 6-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 26 Albion W, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 4 at Adrian L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Adrian L, 11-8 - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 11-9 - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 17-12 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 9 at Alma L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Calvin W, 5-4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 10 vs. Alma W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Adrian L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Mar 10 vs. Hanover L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Hanover W, 12-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Westfield St. L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 at Elmhurst L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 13-1 1 1 0 0 5.2 2 1 0 0.00 2 8 -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 vs. Wis.-Whitewater L, 11-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin W, 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin L, 3-1 1 0 1 0 4.0 6 3 3 6.75 0 3 -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 10-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet W, 9-2 1 1 0 0 5.1 4 2 1 1.69 2 5 -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo L, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo W, 9-4 1 1 0 0 6.1 6 2 2 2.84 1 3 -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-2 0 1 0 0 1.2 2 1 1 5.40 3 2 -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 7-6 1 0 0 0 4.0 7 4 4 9.00 1 1 -
Apr 21 Trine L, 10-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Trine L, 23-10 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 1.0 - 1 - 0.00 1 - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-7 1 0 0 0 1.2 6 6 6 32.40 1 1 -
May 4 at Adrian L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Adrian L, 11-8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 11-9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 17-12 1 0 0 0 1.1 8 8 7 47.25 1 0 3
May 9 at Alma L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Calvin W, 5-4 0 0 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0.00 0 2 -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Adrian L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Mar 10 vs. Hanover L, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Hanover W, 12-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Westfield St. L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. Babson L, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 at Elmhurst L, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 13-1 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-7 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Hamilton L, 11-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 21 vs. Wis.-Whitewater L, 11-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin W, 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 24 Calvin L, 3-1 0 0 0 0 - - 3 - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 10-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin L, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet L, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 30 at Olivet W, 9-2 0 0 0 0 - - 1 - - - -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 4-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 2 Olivet W, 7-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo L, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 Kalamazoo W, 9-4 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Kalamazoo L, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 12 Alma W, 6-2 1 0 0 1 .000 - 1 - - - -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 5-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 20 at Trine L, 7-6 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 21 Trine L, 10-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Trine L, 23-10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Alma L, 6-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 17-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 27 at Albion W, 8-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 4 at Adrian L, 9-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 at Adrian L, 11-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 11-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 5 Adrian W, 17-12 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
May 9 at Alma L, 10-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Calvin W, 5-4 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 5-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 11 at Adrian L, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
2016-17 6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2017-18 10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2018-19 18 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
2019-20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 34 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
2016-17 6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2017-18 10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2018-19 18 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
2019-20 - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Total 34 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
2016-17 6 3 0 1 0 - 19.0 35 17 13 13 10 4.74 - 6.16
2017-18 10 7 4 1 0 - 32.0 43 28 24 12 25 7.03 3 6.75
2018-19 18 0 3 1 1 - 33.1 27 18 17 18 24 6.48 2 4.59
2019-20 - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Total 34 10 7 3 1 - 84.1 105 63 54 43 59 6.30 5 5.76
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
2016-17 6 4 0 3 1 .750 1 5 - - - -
2017-18 10 2 0 1 1 .500 - 5 2 .286 - -
2018-19 18 8 2 6 0 1.000 1 - 5 1.000 - -
2019-20 - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 34 14 2 10 2 .857 2 10 7 .412 - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Away 4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral 2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
March 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
April 5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
May 2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Away 4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
March 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
April 5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 10 7 4 1 0 - 32.0 43 28 24 12 25 7.03 3 6.75
Conference 8 6 3 1 0 - 25.1 39 27 24 10 15 5.33 3 8.53
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 4 3 2 1 0 - 13.1 22 14 13 5 8 5.40 3 8.78
Away 4 3 1 0 0 - 12.0 17 13 11 5 7 5.25 - 8.25
Neutral 2 1 1 0 0 - 6.2 4 1 0 2 10 13.50 - 0.00
-
Wins 7 5 4 0 0 - 23.0 30 20 17 10 21 8.22 3 6.65
Losses 3 2 0 1 0 - 9.0 13 8 7 2 4 4.00 - 7.00
-
March 3 3 2 1 0 - 15.0 12 6 4 4 16 9.60 - 2.40
April 5 3 2 0 0 - 14.2 21 14 13 7 7 4.30 - 7.98
May 2 1 0 0 0 - 2.1 10 8 7 1 2 7.71 3 27.00
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 10 2 0 1 1 .500 - 5 2 .286 - -
Conference 8 2 0 1 1 .500 - 5 2 .286 - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 4 1 0 0 1 .000 - 4 2 .333 - -
Away 4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 1 - - - -
Neutral 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 1 0 0 1 .000 - 2 2 .500 - -
Losses 3 1 0 1 0 1.000 - 3 - - - -
-
March 3 0 0 0 0 - - 4 - - - -
April 5 2 0 1 1 .500 - 1 1 .500 - -
May 2 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -