3 Sam Balke
3 - Sam Balke
Height: 6-1
Weight: 220
Bats/Throws: R/R
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
High School: Forest Hills Eastern
Position: P
Major: Communication
app 1
gs 0
w 0
l 0
sv 0
ip 1.2
era 5.40
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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
Mar 6 at Franklin W, 15-7
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 10-6
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 8-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 1 -
Plate appearances 0 0
At Bats 0 -
Runs 0 -
Hits 0 -
Doubles - -
Triples - -
Home Runs - -
Runs Batted In 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 1 -
Games started 0 -
Wins 0 -
Losses 0 -
Saves 0 -
Complete Games - -
Shutouts - -
Innings Pitched 1.2 0.0
Hits 3 -
Runs 4 -
Earned Runs 1 -
Walks 3 -
Strikeouts - -
Strikeouts per Game .00 .00
Doubles Allowed - -
Triples Allowed - -
Home Runs Allows - -
At Bats Against 9 -
Batting Average Against .333 -
Earned Run Average 5.40 0.00
Wild pitches - -
Hit Batters 2 -
Balks - -
Sacrifice Flies Allowed - -
Sacrifice Hits Allowed - -
Total Chances 2 0
Put Outs 0 -
Assists 2 -
Errors 0 -
Fielding Percentage 1.000 -
Double Plays - -
Stolen Bases Allowed - -
Runners Caught Stealing - -
Runners Caught Stealing Percentage - -
Passed Balls - -
Catcher's Interference - -
Date Opponent Score ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs
Mar 6 at Franklin W, 15-7 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. St. Norbert   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Clarkson   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Benedictine (IL)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 27 at Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Alma   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at Chicago   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Albion   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Trine   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Mar 6 at Franklin W, 15-7 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. St. Norbert   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Clarkson   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Benedictine (IL)   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 27 at Olivet   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 Adrian   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Alma   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at Chicago   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Calvin   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Albion   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Trine   - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs w l sv ip h r er era bb k hr
Mar 6 at Franklin W, 15-7 0 0 0 0 1.2 3 4 1 5.40 3 - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. St. Norbert   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Clarkson   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Benedictine (IL)   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 27 at Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Alma   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at Chicago   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Albion   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Trine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Mar 6 at Franklin W, 15-7 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 10-6 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 7 at Franklin L, 8-3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 13 vs. Washington (Mo.)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 14 vs. Mount Union   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 16 vs. St. Norbert   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 17 vs. TCNJ   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 18 vs. Clarkson   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 19 vs. Benedictine (IL)   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 20 vs. Ramapo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 27 at Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 28 Olivet   - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 31 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 3 Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 4 at Adrian   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 8 at Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 10 at Alma   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 11 Alma   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 14 Kalamazoo   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 15 at Chicago   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 17 Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 18 at Calvin   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 21 Aquinas   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 23 Albion   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 24 at Albion   - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr 30 at Trine   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - - -
May 1 Trine   - - - - - - - - - - -
  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 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Total 35 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 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Total 35 - - - 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 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.2 3 4 1 3 - .00 - 5.40
Total 35 10 7 3 1 - 86.0 108 67 55 46 59 6.17 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 1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Total 35 16 2 12 2 .875 2 10 7 .412 - -
  g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb k sb cs avg obp slg
Total 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
-
March 1 0 0 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - -
  g hbp sf sh tb xbh hdp go fo go/fo pa
Total 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Conference - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Home - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Away 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
Wins 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
Losses - - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
-
March 1 - - - 0 0 - - - - 0
  app gs w l sv cg ip h r er bb k k/9 hr era
Total 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.2 3 4 1 3 - .00 - 5.40
Conference - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Exhibition - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Home - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
Away 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.2 3 4 1 3 - .00 - 5.40
Neutral - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
Wins 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.2 3 4 1 3 - .00 - 5.40
Losses - - - - - - 0.0 - - - - - .00 - 0.00
-
March 1 0 0 0 0 - 1.2 3 4 1 3 - .00 - 5.40
  g tc po a e fpct dp sba rcs rcs% pb ci
Total 1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Conference - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Away 1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Neutral - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -
Losses - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
-
March 1 2 0 2 0 1.000 - - - - - -