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Larry Balkwill   19
Larry Balkwill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chatham Ontario, Canada

High School:
Ursuline Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R


07/17/2013

123 Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Nearly 42% of Siena's Student Athletes Posted Cumulative GPA's of 3.20 or Better

05/26/2013

Heartbreak

Canisius Walks Off With First MAAC Title

05/25/2013

Never Say Die

Improbable Comeback Sends Saints to MAAC Championship Round

05/24/2013

Siena Stumbles in Tourney Opener

Rider Shuts Down Saints

05/22/2013

Fish Reels in MAAC Player of the Year

Fellow Local Product Gage Also Named to First Team

07/11/2013

2013 MAAC Baseball Championship Game

2013 MAAC Baseball Championship Game

05/26/2013

MAAC Baseball Championship Game

Siena loses 12-11 heartbreaker to Canisius in MAAC title game (May 26, 2013)

05/25/2013

Siena vs. Rider - MAAC Baseball Tournament

Siena vs. Rider - MAAC Baseball Tournament

05/17/2013

Baseball Senior Day (5/17/13)

Baseball Senior Day (5/17/13)

04/26/2013

Baseball vs Marist

3/28/2013

GENERAL:Was drafted in the 41st round by the Detroit Tigers out of high school...A consistent presence in the middle of the lineup and a sure-handed catcher...The top power hitter and run-producer on the team...Should once again compete for time behind the plate, at first base and as a designated hitter...Enjoyed a strong summer in Canada, earning First Team All-Star honors on the Canadian Baseball Network all-Canadian team.

AS A JUNIOR:MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Started 52 of 54 games, batting .281 (47-167) with a team-best six home runs and 29 RBI...Also tops on team with .449 slugging percentage, .381 on-base percentage and 10 doubles...Posted 12 multi-hit games...Hit .313 (25-for-80) in 24 MAAC games with three home runs and 14 RBI...Posted three-hit games at Brown (4/4), at Marist (4/15) and at Manhattan (5/17)...Went 2-for-4 with home run at national power Vanderbilt (3/13).

AS A SOPHOMORE:Appeared in 41 games, making 39 starts...Hit .233, with one home run, 13 RBI, and 13 runs scored...Drove in a season-high two runs against Fairleigh Dickinson (3/13), also going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks...Hit his first collegiate home run during a 3-for-3 performance against Brown (4/6)...A MAAC All-Academic Team selection.

AS A FRESHMAN:Appeared in 45 games, with 42 starts, splitting time between catcher and designated hitter...Batted .265, with 23 RBI and 22 runs scored...Had two or more hits in six straight games against Georgia, Holy Cross, NYIT, and Radford, going 15-for-26 in that span (3/14-3/27)...Recorded three hits in five different games...Committed just two errors all season, with 138 putouts and 17 assists.

BEFORE SIENA:Selected in the 41st Round (1,230 overall) by the Detroit Tigers out of high school...Named Windsor/Essex county Male Athlete of the year...Member of the Canadian U18 national team...Four year letter winner in Volleyball during high school.

ROSSI ON BALKWILL: "Larry struggled the first part of the season offensively last year, but came on at the end to finish up strong. He's coming off a fine offensive summer in the Virginia Valley League where he hit 10 homeruns and led the team in RBI. He will be counted on heavily to finish up with a strong senior season, and provide leadership to a young pitching staff."

GETTING TO KNOW LARRY BALKWILL:

Major: History

Minor: English

My favorite class at Siena is: Finite Math

Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Golf, Tennis, Soccer.

If I didn't play baseball, I would: Play hockey.

My hobbies are: Reading, video games, movies.

The best piece of advice I have gotten is: If it doesn't happen, tip your cap.

My Favorites:

Professional Athlete: Victor Martinez

Pro sports team: Toronto Maple Leafs

TV Show: Big Bang Theory

Song: Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

Book: Game of Thrones

Balkwill Career Bests
First Hit: Stetson (2-21-10)
At-Bats: 6 - Four times
Hits: 3 - Nine times
RBI: 3 - Twice
Runs: 2 - Nine times

BALKWILL'S CAREER STATS

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