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#21 Hailey Balk
Position: Infield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'4"
Year: Junior
Hometown: West Covina, Calif.
High School: West Covina H.S.
Major: Communications

2014 Season: Appeared in 54 games, starting every game ... led team with 19 multi-hit games ... led team with .366 batting average and 67 hits ... set career-highs with two homeruns and 30 RBIs ... went four-for-four with three RBIs and three runs scored against Quinnipiac ... tied single-game school record with five hits against Delaware in the second game of a doubleheader ... had three RBIs against Lafayette on two separate occasions ... scored 34 runs and added 11 doubles ... was a perfect eight-for-eight in stolen bases.

2013 Season: Appeared in 54 games, starting 53 times ...settled in at the top of the Tiger lineup ... hit first career home run in a victory over George Washington ... finished the season with a .297 batting average, second-highest on the team  ... had 12 multi-hit performances ... had hits in 11 straight games during the month of March ... drove in 15 runs and scored 28 runs ... stole seven bases in eight attempts.

2012 Season: Played in 51 games and started 49 times at shortstop ... voted the 2012 Towson Female Rookie of the Year ... finished third in the Colonial Athletic Association with a .350 batting average ... second-team All-CAA selection ... fourth in the CAA with 57 hits ... tied for the league lead with 15 doubles ... had an 18-game hitting streak, the second-longest streak in Towson history ... had 26 runs batted in and scored 24 times ... had 17 multi-hit games ... season-high four hits in four at-bats against Howard ... set season-highs with three RBI's and two doubles against George Mason ... had first career stolen base against Fairfield.

 Background: Hit .370 as a sophomore for Coach Dan Woodward at West Covina High School … helped Bulldogs to two San Antonio League championships … two-time San Antonio League all-league selection.

Personal: Enjoys reading books from the “Harry Potter” series … favorite baseball player is Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants …aspires to be a softball coach ... favorite teams are Los Angeles' Dodgers, Lakers ansd Kings ... lists favorite athlete as former Tiger pitcher Nik Nowottnick ... favorite meal is chicken parmesan ... most admires her parents, sister and grandmother … favorite television show is “The Colbert Report” … enjoys cooking ... favorite musical group is Tegan and Sara ... favorite actress is Helena Bonham Carter ... daughter of William and Sonya Balk … born on May 21, 1993 in Pasadena, Cal. … major is communications.

Year GP-GS AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-SBA B.A. PO A E Fielding Percentage
2012 51-49 163 24 57 15 1 0 26 8 26 1-2 .350 76 59 11 .925
2013 54-53 175 28 52 8 0 1 15 5 23 7-8 .297 76 86 17 .905
2014 54-54 183 34 67 11 1 2 30 6 19 8-8 .366 108 104 16 .930
Total 159-156 521 86 176 34 2 3 71 19 68 16-18 .338 260 249 44 .920

 

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