Game was called after seven innings due to rain accumulating on field
Blazers hit road for first time in league play
UAB scored in each of the first three innings to cruise past Troy
Blazers face Bulldogs on Saturday at 3 p.m. CT
Blazers improve to 4-3 on the season
JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
One of three players to play and start all 56 games ... recorded a .277 batting average on 57 hits ... led the club in home runs (4), multiple RBI games (8), RBI (29), sacrifice flies (6), slugging percentage (.379), and total bases (78) ... registered an 11-game hitting streak, the longest by a Blazer in 2014 ... ranked fifth in Conference USA in sacrifice flies and 12th in walks (28) ... matched a career-best with three RBI on a three-hit day against Tulane (May 10) ... smashed a two-run home run and lined an RBI single at Louisiana Tech (April 4) .. hit the first home run by a collegiate baseball player at Regions Field against UT-Martin (Feb. 16) ... helped UAB to a victory against No. 9 Alabama, throwing out a runner at home from right field (April 9) ... recorded home runs at Old Dominion (March 15) and against Southern Miss (April 13) ... had his second career triple against Arkansas State (March 2)
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Made 54 appearances and 47 starts, primarily in right field ... posted a .220 (38-173) batting average with 16 runs and 14 RBI ... stole three bases in four attempts ... recorded four doubles, one triple, and one home run on the year ... had a career-high four hits on 4 at bats against Southern Miss (April 27) ... contributed two runs and two RBI against Marshall (March 30) ... his is home run came against Southern Illinois (Feb. 17) ... played summer baseball for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Named to the 2012 Conference USA All-Freshman Team and Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... appeared in 60 games, making 57 total starts, 48 in right field, six at designated hitter, and three at first base ... finished with a .279 (61-for-219) batting average with three homers, nine doubles, and 24 RBI ... registered an on-base percentage of .376 and tied for team-high honors with 33 walks ... posted 18 multi-hit games, including six three-hit contests ... reached base in 19 straight games (March 21-April 21) ... went 6-for-14 (.429) one home run, three runs scored, and four RBI in three-game series at UCF (April 6-8) ... roped two doubles, scored twice and collected two RBI versus Gardner-Webb (April 20) ... posted a 3-for-5 day with two runs, two RBI and a home run against Houston (April 28) ... crushed a two-run home run and a run-scoring double as part of a career-best three RBI day versus Memphis in the Conference USA Championship (May 27) ... played summer baseball for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks of the Cape Cod League
Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 46th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft ... a three-year varsity player at Wheaton North HS for head coach Dan Schoessling ... a three-time All-Conference selection and named All-Area as a senior ... earned 2011 DuPage Valley Conference Player of the Year ... collected three home runs, 25 RBI, and hit .358 in his final season ... holds Wheaton North HS records in career home runs (17) and RBI (100) ... hit better than .340 and roped 25 or more RBI in each season at Wheaton North HS.
Jeffrey Craig Schalk ... born July 19, 1992 ... son of Jim and Pat Schalk ... has one brother ... majoring in business management.