Balfour throws season-high eight innings to earn first win as a Spartan.
Timmons belts his 10th home run of the season.
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 Joseph Balfour pitched a season-high 6.0 innings.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his playing career with the Spartans…Versatile player that started games at second base, third base, shortstop, right field, left field and designated hitter in his Spartan career… Named 2016 fall ball Comeback Player of the Year by the coaching staff… 2015 and 2016 Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2017: Appeared in 44 games, making 34 starts (17 3B, 10 2B, 4 DH, 2 LF, 1 RF)... Only Spartan to start in four different positions on the field... In his final game as a Spartan (against UNLV on 5/20), belted his first career home run and drove in a career-high four runs... Recorded six multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games... The six multi-RBI games were second most on the team... Hit first career triple against Santa Clara (4/4)... Pitched a scoreless inning against USF (5/12) striking out two... Topped out at 85 mph on the mound.
2016: Appeared in 45 games, making 43 starts (25 3B, 18 SS)… Hit .299 in 154 at-bats… Fourth on the team with 46 hits… Second on the team with five stolen bases… Recorded 10 multi-hit games, including 7 two-hit games and 3 three-hit games… Back to back three-hit games against Fresno State on 4/23 and 4/24… Had an 11 game hitting streak, the second longest on the team during the season… Season-high two steals against Grand Canyon (5/4)… Recorded season-high five assists in five games.
2015: Appeared in 31 games, making 16 starts (7 3B, 5 SS, 4 2B)…Hit .246 in 57 at-bats…Scored five runs, drove in five, walked three times and was hit by four pitches…Finished second on the team with eight sacrifice bunts…Went 2-for-3 with an RBI and walk in the season opener at LMU (2/13)…Hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to walk off against Nevada (3/27)… Tied a season high with two hits at Air Force (4/4)…Set a new career high with three hits, including his first double, at Nevada (4/25).
2014: Played in 14 games and made four starts at shortstop…All three of his hits came in conference play against the New Mexico Lobos…Notched a hit, RBI and run scored in the March 23 contest at New Mexico…Went 2-for-2 day at home against the Lobos on April 18…Recorded a perfect fielding percentage in 31 chances…Appeared as a reserve third baseman and recorded a putout at the MW Championship tournament against San Diego State (5/22).
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended San Benito High School in Hollister, Calif. …A three-time letterwinner in both baseball and basketball for the Haybalers…Was the team captain and Monterey Bay Gabilan honorable mention during his senior year in 2013…Named to San Benito's All-Academic team and was a three-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner…A second-team All-Monterey Bay League selection as a junior, when San Benito was crowned league champion.
MORE ON MICHAEL: A business marketing major… Plans to be a college baseball coach after graduation… Enjoys fishing, music and playing basketball during his free time… Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Member of the Federation of Christian Athletes…Native of Hollister, Calif.