3 Sam Balke
3 - Sam Balke
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Junior
Hometown: Newaygo, Michigan
High School: Forest Hills Eastern
Position: P
Major: Communication
app 18
gs 0
w 3
l 1
sv 1
ip 33.1
era 4.59
k 24

GET TO KNOW
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? DeVos Fieldhouse. 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 4 Adrian W, 4-3
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 18 15
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 18 15
Games started 0 0
Wins 3 2
Losses 1 1
Saves 1 0
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 33.1 25.0
Hits 27 18
Runs 18 14
Earned Runs 17 14
Walks 18 13
Strikeouts 24 19
Strikeouts per Game 6.48 6.84
Doubles Allowed 6 4
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows 2 2
At Bats Against 117 88
Batting Average Against .231 .205
Earned Run Average 4.59 5.04
Wild pitches 5 3
Hit Batters 3 3
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed 2 1
Sacrifice Hits Allowed 1 1
Total Chances 8 8
Put Outs 2 2
Assists 6 6
Errors 0 0
Fielding Percentage 1.000 1.000
Double Plays 1 1
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing 5 4
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage 1.000 1.000
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 0 0 0 1 3.2 3 1 1 2.45 3 1 -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 0 1 0 0 3.0 5 3 2 6.00 2 4 -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 0 0 0 0 1.0 - - - 0.00 1 - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 0 0 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 1 1 4.50 - 2 -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 0 1 0 0 5.1 6 1 1 1.69 3 2 -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 1.0 - 1 1 9.00 - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 0 0 0 0 2.1 - 1 1 3.86 2 - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 1 1 6.75 1 - 1
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 0 0 1 0 1.1 2 3 3 20.25 1 2 -
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 0 0 0 0 2.2 - - - 0.00 - 6 -
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 0 1 0 0 1.2 - - - 0.00 1 2 -
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 - - 0.00 - - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 4.50 3 3 -
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 3 3 INF 1 - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 0 0 0 0 3.0 - - - 0.00 - 2 -
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 0 0 0 0 0.2 2 2 2 27.00 - - 1
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 - - 0.00 - - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Mar 15 vs. Clarkson W, 11-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 14-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. Lawrence W, 9-8 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. McDaniel W, 8-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 12-5 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Thomas (ME) W, 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 6-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Minn.-Morris W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin W, 15-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 25 Calvin L, 8-3 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - 1 1.000 - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 14-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 26 at Calvin W, 12-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 7-1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet W, 9-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 10-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 1 at Olivet W, 18-10 1 0 1 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 8-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 5 Kalamazoo W, 15-5 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 6-4 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 6 at Kalamazoo W, 10-9 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 9 at Cornerstone W, 4-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 13 Alma W, 7-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 16 at Aquinas W, 11-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 5-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 19 Trine W, 4-3 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 9-7 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 22 at Alma L, 11-9 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Apr 23 at Trine L, 8-3 2 1 1 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Apr 23 at Trine W, 12-9 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 25 at Albion L, 7-5 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
Apr 25 at Albion W, 8-6 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion W, 7-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 26 Albion L, 16-10 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 5-2 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 3 at Adrian L, 10-6 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian W, 4-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 4 Adrian L, 13-9 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
May 8 vs. Albion W, 7-5 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 9 at Adrian L, 5-3 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 1.000 - -
May 10 vs. Alma W, 6-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
May 10 at Adrian L, 2-0 - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 18 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Conference 15 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Away 10 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral 2 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Losses 9 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
-
March 4 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
April 11 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
May 3 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 18 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Conference 15 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Away 10 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 2 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Wins 9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Losses 9 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
March 4 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
April 11 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
May 3 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 18 0 3 1 1 - 33.1 27 18 17 18 24 6.48 2 4.59
Conference 15 0 2 1 0 - 25.0 18 14 14 13 19 6.84 2 5.04
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home 6 0 1 0 0 - 10.1 9 8 8 7 2 1.74 1 6.97
Away 10 0 1 1 0 - 16.1 10 6 6 6 17 9.37 1 3.31
Neutral 2 0 1 0 1 - 6.2 8 4 3 5 5 6.75 - 4.05
-
Wins 9 0 3 0 1 - 21.1 19 9 8 14 14 5.91 - 3.38
Losses 9 0 0 1 0 - 12.0 8 9 9 4 10 7.50 2 6.75
-
March 4 0 1 0 1 - 8.0 8 4 3 6 5 5.63 - 3.38
April 11 0 2 1 0 - 20.0 16 12 12 12 17 7.65 1 5.40
May 3 0 0 0 0 - 5.1 3 2 2 - 2 3.38 1 3.38
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 18 8 2 6 0 1.000 1 - 5 1.000 - -
Conference 15 8 2 6 0 1.000 1 - 4 1.000 - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 4 0 4 0 1.000 - - 2 1.000 - -
Away 10 4 2 2 0 1.000 1 - 3 1.000 - -
Neutral 2 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 4 0 4 0 1.000 1 - - - - -
Losses 9 4 2 2 0 1.000 - - 5 1.000 - -
-
March 4 1 0 1 0 1.000 - - 1 1.000 - -
April 11 6 1 5 0 1.000 1 - 2 1.000 - -
May 3 1 1 0 0 1.000 - - 2 1.000 - -