Balfour throws season-high eight innings to earn first win as a Spartan.
Position players Jack Veasey and Michael Breen pitch in the loss.
Five seniors were honored during pre-game ceremonies.
SJSU loses for the first time in extra innings this season.
Spartans are 6-4-1 at home against conference opponents.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his fourth season with the Spartans… One of five seniors on the team... Three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honoree… Two-time Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar award recipient… Named 2016 fall ball MVP by the coaching staff.
2016: Played in 10 games, starting in 2 as the designated hitter… Hit .143 in 14 at-bats… Picked up an RBI against Fresno State (3/24) and Nevada (5/7)… Hit a double against Nevada in the same game.
2015: Appeared 27 times and made 19 starts (18 C, 1 1B)…Split time as the starting catcher early in the season…Hit .143 in 56 at-bats…Scored three runs and drove in four…Walked five times and was hit by two pitches…Went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored in the season opener at LMU (2/13)… Recorded a base hit and sac bunt at UC Irvine (3/13)… First career RBI came on a single to left versus Saint Mary's (3/17)… Drove in a run at Washington State (4/17)… Collected a season-high two hits and career-high two RBIs at New Mexico (5/9).
2014: Played in 14 games and made five starts as the designated hitter and catcher…Batted .167 with five runs scored in 24 at-bats...Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in a win at New Mexico (3/22)…Hit by a pitch and scored a run against No. 1 Cal Poly (4/22)...1-for-4 with a run scored in a win over Saint Mary's College at home (3/4).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif. …A three-year letterwinner in baseball…Helped lead the Dons to a third straight NCS Division III title in June of 2013…A second-team All-Diablo Foothill League catcher as a junior and received first-team honors as a senior.
MORE ON JACK: An international business major… Aspires to work internationally for Major League Baseball… Enjoys sailing and listening to music…Given name is John…Born in Concord, Calif. …Now calls Martinez, Calif., his hometown.