Balfour throws season-high eight innings to earn first win as a Spartan.
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.
Five seniors were honored during pre-game ceremonies.
SJSU loses for the first time in extra innings this season.
AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: Completed his second season with the Spartans… One of five seniors on the 2017 squad... Joined the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2015… 2016 Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
2017: Appeared in 30 games out of the bullpen with a new sidearm motion... Tied for sixth in appearances in the Mountain West conference... Picked up first win as a Spartan against San Francisco (5/15) in his final home game... Picked up first save as a Spartan versus Fresno State (4/28), pitching two scoreless innings... Pitched a season-high 3.2 innings against Nevada (3/19).
2016: Appeared in 15 games out of the bullpen… Posted a 0-2 record with a 6.17 ERA… Pitched a season-high four innings against Air Force (4/9), striking out a season-high four batters… Had three consecutive scoreless appearances against Stanford (4/12), New Mexico (4/16) and San Francisco (4/19) spanning 5.2 innings.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Bakersfield (Calif.) College…As a sophomore in 2015, hit .358 with 14 doubles, a home run and a team-best 28 RBIs…Second in the Western State South Conference with a .423 average in conference games…A second-team all-conference selection.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, Calif. …Lettered three times for head coach Dan Lemon…As a senior in 2013, hit .393 with eight doubles, three home runs and 32 RBIs…Went 2-2 on the mound with a 4.42 ERA in 25.1 innings of work…An All-Southwest Yosemite League (SWYL) performer as junior and senior.
MORE ON ZACH: Majoring in geology and minoring in business… Aspires to be a hydro geologist after graduation… Parents are Jon and Julie Tanner…Has an older sister, Cali…Enjoys fishing, hiking and running in his free time…Nickname is “Big Z”…Born in Bakersfield, Calif.