2008: Proved to be the ThunderWolves' most consistent player in 2008, recovering from what seemed to be a career-ending arm injury to move to shortstop and become the Pack's everday starter ... Threw 16 innings as the number-two starter in the rotation, going 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA, which ended up being the team's best ERA at the end of the season ... Hit .337 in 36 games, starting 28 games at short ... Had a .929 fielding percentage at shortstop ... Had an 11-game hit-streak from Mar. 29 to Apr. 13, raising his average from .200 to .419 during the span ... Went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI in the Pack's victory over Division I New Mexico State Apr. 2.
2007: Was one of the ThunderWolves' top relievers in 2007, seeing appearances in 22 games ... Pitched three innings of lights out baseball in mopup duty, allowing no earned runs, during a 15-12 victory over Central Washington Feb. 19 ... Earned the win after allowing three hits in 3-1/3 innings in a 17-9 win over Regis Mar. 18 ... Finished the season second on the team with a 4.06 ERA.
At Ohlone CC: Played multiple positions, as
well as seeing time in relief for the Renegades ... Recorded two
saves in 15 innings of work in 2006.
High School: 3-time All-Conference team as a pitcher and infielder at Newark Memorial High School ... 2004 Athlete of the Year ... Also was a 2-time All-Conference team as a quarter back ... Was team captain of both teams ... Posted a 2.8 GPA.
Personal: Son of Ed and Donna Balentine ... Has three siblings, Eddie, Kayla, Tatum ... Currently majoring in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology ... Enjoys playing football, basketball, video games and skim boarding during is free time.