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Amy Balich
Amy  Balich

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Palos Park, Ill.

High School:
Mother McAuley

Height:
5-8

Position:
SS/2B

09/30/2017

Stellar Pitching, Hot Bats Drive Ohio State's 10-0 Triumph

Buckeyes tallied 11 hits and eight RBI

02/01/2017

2017 Season Preview

Buckeyes hoping to build on last year's NCAA Tournament berth

10/09/2016

Buckeyes Finish Off Fall Season With a Sunday Sweep

Clark, White combine for eight hits, five RBI

09/25/2016

Buckeyes Win Twice on Sunday to Close 2016 Charity Classic

Springer, Ray combine to toss 11 hitless innings

09/15/2016

Buckeyes Talk Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic

Annual event occurs Sept. 24-25

CAREER HONORS
• OSU Scholar-Athlete

AS A FRESHMAN (2017)
• Started 10 of the 21 games that she’s played in, all at second base or shortstop.
• Had a .970 fielding percentage with 19 putouts, 13 assists and just one error.
• Scored two runs.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
• Selected to the PGF Central All-America Team.
• Girls Catholic League Player of the Year and team captain.
• Illinois Coaches Association second team all-state (2015).
• Three-time all-conference selection.
• Also a three-time academic all-conference honoree.
• Played club ball for the Beverly Bandits.
• The Bandits placed second at PGF Nationals in 2014 and seventh in 2015.
• Lists her greatest sports thrill as beating rival Sandburg in the 2015 sectional semifinals with a three-run rally in the seventh inning.

PERSONAL
• Daughter of Bob and Nancy Balich.
• Has an uncle, Jim Balich, who played football at Washington State.
• Brother, Paul, wrestles at Milwaukee School of Engineering and cousin, Tom Zale, plays football at Illinois Wesleyan.
• Also played basketball at Mother McAuley.
• Vice president of the student council.
• Member of the National Honor Society.
• Would like to be an engineer following graduation.

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