17 Brett Balkan
17 Brett Balkan
Height: 5-10
Weight: 182
Year: Junior
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Position: INF
Major: Communications
Bats/Throws: R/R
Previous School: San Diego Mesa College


Brett Balkan went 2-for-3 with two RBI including the game winner in the ninth inning in the Opening Day win at Sacramento State and also recorded six assists from third base on the day. He went 1-for-4 and scored a run in the home opener vs. #22 UCLA. Balkan drove in two runs with a single against Washington and had two RBI in the series sweep of Northwestern. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI at San Diego State on Mar. 4. Balkan went 2-for-3 at the plate and was hit by a pitch in the series finale against Indiana (3/11). He drove in a run with his first double of the year against Rhode Island (3/14). Balkan went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI at LMU (3/20) and he came on as a pinch hitter, walked twice and scored a run against the Lions on April 3. He came in as a defensive replacement at CSU?Bakersfield (5/22) and drew a walk in his only plate appearance.


Balkan played two seasons for the Olympians in 2010-11 as an infielder. In his final season at San Diego Mesa, he was named a 1st Team All-American by the California Community College Athletic Association for the Southern California All-American Team. He also was awarded with a Gold Glove for his work at shortstop by the Northwest Association of Community Colleges.


Balkan was a two-sport athlete for the Lancers, also competing in soccer as a midfielder and forward. He earned numerous honors in both sports, bringing home 1st Team All-League and MVP accolades in 2008 and 2nd Team All-League and Best Offensive Player in 2009 as a soccer player. On the diamond, he earned a Gold Glove as the best defensive player in both 2008 and 2009. Balkan graduated in 2009 with a 3.4 GPA.


2012 32-26 82
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 1 3  1-2.195

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