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Amy Balich
Amy  Balich

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Palos Park, Ill.

High School:
Mother McAuley

Height:
5-8

Position:
SS/2B

05/18/2018

Buckeyes Defeat USF, 3-1, in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

Taylor Stevens drove in three runs on a double

04/28/2018

Ohio State Downs Maryland, 9-5

The Buckeyes host the series finale tomorrow at noon

04/08/2018

Five Home Runs Powers 10-3 Triumph at Rutgers

Ohio State swept Rutgers for the third straight year

03/13/2018

Buckeyes Sweep Doubleheader at Loyola Marymount

Ohio State has won its last three games

02/11/2018

Hot Bats, Stellar Pitching Lead Buckeyes to Victory

Pitchers Shelby McCombs and Morgan Ray each had a career-high 12 strikeouts

CAREER HONORS
• OSU Scholar-Athlete

AS A SOPHOMORE (2018)
• Connected on the first hit of her career at Loyola Marymount (3/13).

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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