Balfour throws season-high eight innings to earn first win as a Spartan.
Timmons belts his 10th home run of the season.
Spartans move ahead of UNLV to sixth in the Mountain West conference standings.
Spartans finish over .500 at home for the first time since the 2011 season.
SJSU starter Jake Swiech allows just two runs in 7.0 innings.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his second season and stint with the Spartans… Played at SJSU during the 2015 season and at San Joaquin Delta College in 2016 before returning to San José State.
2017: Played in 48 games, starting in 47... Started 44 games at right field and three as the designated hitter... First on the team in doubles (11)... Second on the team in batting average (.298), slugging percentage (.427) and home run (4)... Three of his home runs either put the Spartans ahead or tied the game and all three came in the seventh inning or later... Hit five consecutive hits in the San Diego State series from 3/31 to 4/1... Had 14 multi hit games, including 5 three-hit games... Season-high nine game hitting streak (4/28-5/10).
SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE (2016): Played one season at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. … Coached by Reed Peters… Lead the team in home runs with seven while hitting .322 in 143 at-bats… 16 of his 46 hits were for extra bases… Had a .450 on-base percentage and stole 12 bases.
2015: Started in 48 of the 53 games… 47 of his starts were a first base and one as designated hitter… Batted .242 in 182 at-bats with seven extra base hits including two home runs… Finished the season with a 13 game bases reached streak… 10 multiple hit games including a three hit game against New Mexico (5/9)… Hit a home run against Pac-12 foes Oregon State (5/25) and Washington State (4/18)… Season-high 14 putouts against Northern Colorado (2/21) and Santa Clara (5/12).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. …Lettered twice in both baseball and football…Quarterbacked the Spartans to a 15-0 record and CIF Open Division State Championship victory over Centennial in 2012 and 14-1 record and CIF Open Division State Championship berth in 2013…Threw for 2,772 yards, rushed for another 874 and accounted for 53 total touchdowns in his career…Enjoyed a standout junior year on the baseball field, posting a .424 batting average with six doubles, three home runs and 28 RBIs…As a senior in 2014, hit a team-high .398 with nine doubles, a home run and 14 RBIs…Earned second-team All-East Bay Athletic League recognition as a senior and third team honors as a junior.
MORE ON CHRIS: Mother is Shelley Williams… Older brother, Anthony, played wide receiver at UNLV… Enjoys fishing in his free time... Native of Bakersfield, Calif. … Now calls Antioch, Calif., his hometown.