February 17, 2014
Men's Student-Athlete of the Week: Brett Balkan, Baseball
Senior shortstop Brett Balkan drove in a pair of runs in CSUN’s opening series at Bethune-Cookman to help the Matadors win two out of three games. He hit an RBI double in a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon and had two hits and an RBI in the 2-0 victory on Sunday. In addition, Balkan recorded seven assists in the field over the three games and did not commit an error as the Matadors limited Bethune-Cookman to just three runs scored.
In the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday’s series finale, the Wildcats attempted to score on a well hit ball to the left center field gap. However, Balkan played the throw in perfectly and relayed it home to get the runner in time and preserve the lead. On the season, he is hitting .231 with a pair of RBIs in three games.