Balfour throws season-high eight innings to earn first win as a Spartan.
Spartans move ahead of UNLV to sixth in the Mountain West conference standings.
The SAMMYS were handed out for academic, athletics and community service excellence.
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 first season with the Spartans after transferring from Lane Community College.
2017: Appeared in all 55 games, starting in 54 in his first season with the Spartans... All 54 starts were at centerfield... Had a 16-game hitting streak (2/23 - 3/21) going 26-for-71 (.366) in the span... Led the Mountain West conference in steals with 18... Had three multi steal games including a season-high three steals versus New Mexico (3/11)... Led the team in runs (36) and walks (29)... Scored season-high three runs against Nevada (3/17) and UNLV (5/20)... Second on the team in on-base percentage (.384)... Tied for second on the team with 15 multi-hit games (12 two-hit games and 3 three-hit games)... Committed just one error out of 138 chances at centerfield.
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Redshirted the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate of Sheldon High School in Eugene, Ore. ... Lettered in baseball, basketball and football at Sheldon High… Named The Oregonian/OregonLive Athlete of the Year during his senior year… In his junior and senior years, batted .424 in 144 at-bats over 45 games… Posted a .536 career on-base percentage... Collected 61 hits including 19 extra base hits… Scored 57 runs….Stole 31 bases in 32 attempts… In his senior year, led team to Class 6A championship… Two-time Class 6A all-state selection as well as all-Mid West League… Holds five school season records in football including: total yards rushing, 1669; most points scored, 208; most touchdowns, 33; most rushing touchdowns, 26; and average yards per rush, 9.7… In his senior season, named Class 6A offensive player of the year playing quarterback… Captain of the basketball team during his senior year that reached the second round of the state playoffs.
MORE ON KELLEN: Plans to major in economics… Parents are Curt and Kim Strahm… Curt was an All-American wrestler at Oregon… Kim Manning Strahm was a softball player at Oregon and inducted to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame…Has an older brother, Connor who plays football at Montana University… Enjoys skiing and hanging out with family in his free time… Native of Eugene, Ore.