Buckeyes tallied 11 hits and eight RBI
Buckeyes hoping to build on last year's NCAA Tournament berth
Clark, White combine for eight hits, five RBI
Springer, Ray combine to toss 11 hitless innings
Annual event occurs Sept. 24-25
• 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.
• 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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