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Derek Balbierz
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Derek Balbierz 2611343
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Somerset, N.J.
High School: Franklin

2017: Went 1-1 with a 19.80 ERA, three strikeouts, and five walks in 5.0 innings over seven appearances, including one start... Made only start of the season at Brown (3/21)... Made season debut at Longwood (2/26)

2016: Made 17 appearances on the mound for the Great Danes as their right-handed pitcher ... Finished with a 5.40 ERA in 21.2 innings of work ... Totaled 12 strike outs with a season high of 3 against Binghamton ...  2015/16 America East Commissioner's Honor Roll

HIGH SCHOOL: Three Year Baseball Varsity letter winner at Franklin High School ... Senior Captain as a member of the Warriors ... One Year Varsity Letter winner on the football team as a Quarterback ... In his Senior Year he pitched a 1.97 ERA with 42 K's and maintained a 1.12 WHIP ... Part of Second Team All-Skyland Conference his Junior Year ... Following his Senior Season he was a member of the First Team All-Skyland Conference ... Was a Honorable Mention All-Somerset County ... A Skyland Conference Scholar Athlete in 2015 ... Awarded the 2015 team MVP ... Member of National Honor Society, Captains Leadership Council and Ultimate Warriors.

PERSONAL: Intended Major is Political Science ... Son of Robert Balbierz Jr. and Beth Balbierz ... Brother of Samantha, who plays soccer at UMass Lowell. 

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