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#8 Larry Balkwill, C

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Position: C
Date of Birth: 06/28/1991
Height: 6' 4"   Weight: 190 lbs
College Experience: Siena College
Bats: R
Throws: R
Resides: Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Biography:

2018 is Larry Balkwill's fourth year with the ThunderBolts and fifth professionally. He joined Windy City as a free agent on January 27, 2015. After playing part-time for two years, Balkwill enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, setting career highs in every offensive category and leading the team in home runs (20), RBIs (64) and slugging (.521). He was named the starting catcher of the East Division All-Star team. He had been drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 41st round in 2009, but decided to go to Siena College, where he played four years. He appeared in 195 games for the Saints, hitting .264 with a .371 on-base percentage. He smacked 15 homers and drove in 113 runs. Larry attended Ursuline Catholic High School in Chatham, Ontario.

Career Statistics »

Year League Club GP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB SO
2017 Frontier Windy City 88 .268 317 46 85 18 1 20 64 41 2 83
2016 Frontier Windy City 56 .228 158 18 36 13 0 4 17 30 4 48
2015 Frontier Windy City 44 .168 125 13 21 5 0 1 5 17 0 44
2014 CanAm Quebec 14 .205 39 5 8 4 0 0 5 4 0 16
Thunderbolts »
8 Larry Balkwill C
15 Ronnie Healy C
9 Omar Obregon IF
11 Riley Krane IF
12 Tim Zier IF
18 Tyler Straub IF
27 Matt Brown IF
2 Blair Beck OF
6 Terrance Robertson OF
16 Joe Becht OF
29 Derek Bangert OF
33 Axel Johnson OF
10 Patrick Ledet P
14 Braulio Torres-Perez P
17 Drew Peden P
21 Eddie Avila P
22 Jack Andersen P
26 Dan Hlad P
30 Joel Toribio P
31 Connor Bach P
32 Jake Welch P
35 Colton Follett P
0 Alex Raburn IF
14 Kyle Wood IF
4 Will Krug OF
7 David Oppenheim OF
0 Brady Muller P
0 Clay Chapman P
0 John Jaeger P
0 Max Dwyer P
13 Will Landsheft P
25 Steve Heilenbach P

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