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  Brandice Balschmiter
Brandice Balschmiter

Hometown:
Newark, N.Y.

High School:
Newark

Height:
6-1

Position:
Student Assistant

Birthdate:
12/11/1986


05/07/2009

Massachusetts vs. Fordham :: May 7, 2009

Massachusetts vs. Fordham :: May 7, 2009

4/16/09 - Balschmiter After Breaking Career Wins Record
1/21/09 - Balschmiter & Mollica Recap First Week Of Practice

  • Balschmiter Wants To Leave Mark In UMass History Books With Her Pitching (Daily Hampshire Gazette 5/8/08)
  • Balschmiter's Repertoire Critical For UMass: Ace Uses Location, Movement & Velocity (Daily Hampshire Gazette 5/19/07)
  • Big Game Matches Big Name; Balschmiter Boosts UMass (Boston Globe 5/19/06)
  • UMass Pitcher Likes Big Games (Daily Hampshire Gazette 5/10/06)

    As A Senior in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
    NFCA All-Northeast Region for the fourth time ... Named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year for the fourth time ... Three times named UMass/Dinn Bros. Athlete of the Week (2/9, 2/23, 5/4) and six times named A-10 Pitcher of the Week (2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4) ... Pitched in 42 games, started in 40 ... Had a 34-6 record with a 0.96 ERA, one save, and 344 strikeouts in 270 1/3 innings ... Threw 33 complete games with 22 shutouts ... 34 wins broke her own school single-season record ... Threw 243 pitches in a 15-inning classic in the NCAA Tournament vs. Washington (5/17), allowing just one run through 14 innings before falling 6-1 ... Defeated Washington (5/17), 5-1, allowing just three hits and force a second game in the NCAA Regional Finals ... Threw the third perfect game and 10th no-hitter of her career, striking out six in five innings and sending UMass to the NCAA Regional Finals vs. Sacred Heart (5/16) ... Tossed a four-hit, nin-strikeout shutout in the NCAA Regionals vs. Cornell (5/15) ... Allowed just one run in 19 innings, striking out 21 over three games, finished off with a one-hitter in the finals and becoming the 26th pitcher in NCAA history to record 1200 strikeouts at the A-10 Championship (5/7-9) ... Threw a 13-K one-hit shutout vs. Fordham (5/3) ... Struck out 11 in six shutout innings of relief in game two vs. Fordham (5/3) ... In 13 total innings vs. La Salle (5/1-2), pitched two shutouts, one being the ninth no-hitter of her career, with 23 total strikeouts ... Threw a five-inning shutout vs. UConn (4/30) ... Went four innings in each end of a doubleheader sweep, not allowing a run or walking a batter while striking out 13 at Rhode Island (4/28) ... Threw a complete game four-hit shutout at Charlotte (4/26) ... Pitched six two-hit shutout innings with 10 strikeouts vs. George Washington (4/18) ... Struck out a school-record 19 batters with no walks in an eight-inning 3-2 win vs. George Washington (4/17) ... Struck out 11 batters while allowing just three hits in a shutout win vs. Boston University (4/15) ... Became the winningest pitcher in UMass history with a 109th victory and her eighth no-hitter, walking two and striking out six vs. Providence (4/14) ... Got the win in 4-3 10-inning game at Saint Joseph's (4/10), recording the 108th victory of her career, tying her with Danielle Henderson for winningest pitcher in UMass history ... Tossed a perfect seventh inning for her first save of the season vs. Saint Louis (4/5) ... Pitched her third-straight game of 12 or more K's with a dozen in a two-hit shutout vs. Saint Louis (4/5) ... Struck out 12 batters and recorded the 1,000th strikeout of her career, becoming just the second UMass pitcher to reach the milestone (Danielle Henderson - 1,343), in 6-0 win vs. Vermont (4/2) ... Threw a one-hitter and struck out 13 vs. Dartmouth (4/1) ... Fanned nine batters in a 4-0 complete game shutout vs. St. Bonaventure (2/27) ... Threw three one-hit shutout innings to get the win in game one at Dayton (2/22) ... Tossed a three-hit, eight-strikeout shutout vs. Loyola Marymount (3/14) ... Threw her fourth-straight shutout, striking a season-high 12 batters vs. Central Michigan (3/13) to win the 100th game of her career ... No-hit #13 DePaul (2/28) for 6 2/3 innings before allowing an infield single while striking out seven in 2-0 win ... Scattered four hits and struck out six in 3-0 shutout vs. Nebraska (2/27) ... Held defending national champion Arizona State (2/22) to two hits and no runs while striking out eight to lead UMass to a 1-0 win ... Threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout vs. N.C. State (2/20) ... ESPN Preseason All-American Second Team ... Shutout #5 Michigan, 1-0, scattering six hits and striking out six ... Tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and struck out six in a win vs. Long Island (2/7) ... Struck out eight to earn the 8-3 win in the season-opener vs. Maryland (2/6).

    As a Junior in 2008: Second Team Easton All-American ... ECAC Pitcher of the Year and first team All-Star ... NFCA All-Northeast Region first team ... Named A-10 Pitcher of the Year for the third straight year, A-10 All-Conference first team honors, A-10 All-Tournament Team honors as well as Most Outstanding Player of the tournament ... Named A-10 Pitcher of the Week 9 times (2/18, 3/3, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5) including seven-consecutive times, which are both A-10 records ... Named To USA Softball Pre-season Player Of The Year Watch List ... Made 43 appearances with 37 starts ... finished with a 31-8 record, a 0.66 ERA, and two saves ... threw 33 complete games with 18 shutouts ... Struckout 309 batters in 267.0 innings pitched, leading the A-10 in both categories ... Held opponents to a .150 batting average, allowing just two home runs on the year ... Threw five no-hitters including two perfect games, which put her one short of tying the UMass all-time record for perfect games ... Held the nation's longest consecutive scoreless innings streak at 78 innings, which is the 10th longest scoreless innings streak in NCAA history ... Also held the nation's longest winning streak at 23 games, which is tied for the 11th longest winning streak in NCAA history ... In the A-10 Tournament Championship against Charlotte (5/10) pitched 7 innings and struck out 10 for her 28th win of the season ... Pitched 9 innings striking out 11 for the victory against Charlotte (5/9) in the A-10 Tournament ... Pitched 7 innings while allowing no runs and striking out 3 against Fordham (5/8) in the A-10 Tournament for her 26th victory of the season ... Pitched fourth no-hitter of the season with eight strikeouts at Boston College (4/30) ... After four innings pitched and allowing no runs she recorded her 23rd win of the season in game two of a doubleheader at St. Louis (4/26) ... Threw her third no-hitter of the season while striking out seven at UConn (4/23) ... Recorded her 20th win of the season by pitching a perfect game with 12 strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against Dayton (4/20) ... Pitched seven shutout innings giving up only three hits while striking out 10 at Boston University (4/17) ... Pitched seven shutout innings only allowing one hit while striking out nine in the first game of a doubleheader against Rhode Island (4/15) ... Pitched five innings allowing no runs and only one hit while striking out 14 in the first game of a doubleheader against Temple (4/13) ... Pitched nine scoreless innings only allowing three hits while striking out 16 against Saint Joseph's (4/11-4/12) ... Recorded her 14th win of the season by pitching five scoreless innings only allowing one hit against Boston College (4/9) ... Pitched her first career perfect game while striking out 13 in game one of a doubleheader at George Washington (4/4) ... Pitched 12.2 innings and recorded two wins in a doubleheader against Dartmouth (3/26), allowing no earned runs and only four hits while striking out 20 ... Recorded her fourth straight victory by pitching a one hit shutout against La Salle (3/22) ... Pitched a complete game shutout against USF giving up three hits and striking out 11 (3/17) ... Pitched 22 innings giving up nine hits and one run while striking out 16 in the USF Under Armour Classic (3/14-3/16) ... Went 1-2 in the NFCA Leadoff Classic (2/29-3/2) pitching 26.2 innings and allowing only six earned runs and 24 hits with 23 strikeouts ... Went 1-2 in the Palm Springs Classic (2/22-2/24) including a 13 inning stint against Arizona with a 1.35 ERA ... Went 2-1 at the FAU Kick-Off Classic, throwing a complete game shutout against South Carolina ... Maintained a 0.33 ERA, striking out 23 while only walking one in the three-day tournament.

    As a Sophomore in 2007: Second Team Easton All-American ... First Team NFCA All-Region ... Named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year for the second straight season ... First Team NFCA All-Northeast Region ... Twice named UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athlete of the Week (5/8, 4/2) ... Named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week on five occasions (5/7, 4/23, 4/2, 4/9, 2/19) ... USA Softball Preseason Player of the Year Watch List ... Made 44 appearances, 38 of them starts ... Finished with a 29-10 record, 1.39 ERA, and two saves ... Threw 34 complete games, 14 of them shutouts ... Struck out 269 batters in 262.1 innings pitched to lead the A-10 in both categories ... Held opponents to an A-10 leading .189 batting average ... Led the conference in wins (29), appearances (44), and starts (38) ... Won 21 straight starts (3/19-5/18) ... Tossed a no-hitter, while striking out 11 vs. Dartmouth (3/28) ... Threw her second no-hitter of the season, missing a perfect game by virtue of an error, vs. Fordham (5/4), then came back to throw two shutout innings of relief to earn the save in game two of the doubleheader... Struck out a season-high 16 batters, while walking none, in a two hit shutout vs. LaSalle (5/6) ... Pitched nine innings without allowing an earned run while striking out 13 in a victory vs. Long Island (5/18) in the NCAA Regional ... Pitched 12 shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out 19 to get both wins in a doubleheader sweep vs. Saint Louis (4/8) ... Did not allow a run in five straight starts, earning the victory in each (5/1-11) ... Tossed a two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks vs. Rhode Island (4/3) ... Struck out 13 batters while going the distance to win the A-10 Championship game vs. Saint Louis (5/12) ... Pitched a shutout, allowing four hits and striking out eight vs. Fordham (5/11) ... Threw a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts vs. Boston College (5/1) ... Tossed five innings of one-hit ball to earn the victory at Dayton (3/30) ... Pitched a three-hit, seven strikeout shutout vs. Rutgers (3/16) ... Went the distance for a shutout, allowing three hits and striking out six vs. Northern Illinois (3/10) ... Went all seven innings without allowing a run and struck out six vs. California (2/10) ... Tossed a complete-game shutout at Florida Atlantic (3/19) ... Didn't allow a run in five innings of three-hit ball with seven strikeouts to earn the victory vs. Temple (3/10) ... Struck out 11 batters in a complete game win vs. George Washington (4/29) ... Pitched 1.2 perfect innings of relief to earn the save at Temple (4/21) ... Scattered three hits in five innings in a win vs. Illinois-Chicago (3/9).

    As A Freshman In 2006: Named a third-team Easton-Bell All-American, first-team NFCA All-Region, MVP of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament team, Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year and first-team Atlantic 10 All-Conference... Went 32-9 with a 0.97 ERA ... Made 49 appearances and 38 starts with 37 complete games, 14 shutouts and one save ... Allowed 73 runs (40 earned), 102 walks and 151 hits in 289.1 innings ... Struck out 296 batters while holding opponents to a .147 batting average ... Ranked fifth in the nation in wins and 11th in ERA ... In A-10 rankings, was first in most major categories including wins, ERA, strikeouts, innings pitched and opposing batting average ... Went 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA at the NCAA Super Regional (May 26-27) ... Went 3-0 with a 0.58 ERA at the NCAA Regional (May 19-21). Allowed seven hits, four runs (two earned) while walking 11 and striking out 20 ... Notched first career no-hitter vs. Albany (5/20) ... 3-0 with a 1.11 ERA at the A-10 Tournament (May 11-13) ... Allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits and 10 walks in 19.0 innings ... Recorded 20 strikeouts and a .132 opponent average ... Picked up a win in relief vs. UConn (May 7) ... Retired all four batters she faced, posting five outs ... Pitched 10 scoreless innings at St. Bonaventure (May 5) ... Had a one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in game one while hurling five scoreless innings of two-hit ball in relief of game two ... Finished the day with two walks and 12 strikeouts ... Threw a two-hit shutout with three walks and seven strikeouts vs. Dayton (April 28) ... Pitched a one-hitter at Central Connecticut (April 26). Allowed three unearned runs and five walks while striking out 10 ... Took a tough loss at Saint Louis (April 23) despite pitching a one-hitter. Allowed just one unearned run and four walks while registering nine strikeouts. Also pitched a scoreless inning of relief in the second game with two strikeouts ... Hurled a one-hit shutout vs. Harvard (April 20). Walked two and struck out five ... Pitched a five-hit shutout at Boston College (April 18) ... Picked up wins in both games of a doubleheader vs. Temple (April 15) ... Had a complete-game victory in game one allowing one run on four hits ... Did not walk a batter and struck out six ... Pitched four scoreless innings of relief in the night cap ... Gave up a hit, two walks and fanned four ... Pitched a one-hit shutout vs. St. Joseph's (April 13) ... The one hit was an infield single in the first inning ... Walked two and struck out 12 ... Picked up the win at UConn (April 12) ... Picked up two wins, one complete game start and one in relief, at Fordham (April 2) ... Allowed one run on six hits and two walks in 11.0 innings ... Had nine strikeouts ... Pitched a one-hit shutout at La Salle (March 31) ... Walked one and struck out 13 ... The 13k's broke the UMass five-inning, single-game record previously held by Danielle Henderson ... Fired a two-hit shutout with three walks and four strikeouts vs. Dartmouth (March 29) ... Pitched a one-hit shutout at George Washington (March 24) ... Walked two and struck out six in 6.0 innings ... Only hit was an infield one and just one ball left the infield all game ... Allowed 12 runs (five earned) on 24 hits and eight walks in 32.1 innings ... Struck out 45 batters ... Went 5-0 with a save and a 0.33 ERA at the adidas Invitational (March 9-12) ... Went 1-2 with a 1.70 ERA at the Campbell/Cartier Classic (Feb. 10-12) ... Allowed 10 runs (six earned) on 19 hits and 11 walks in 24.2 innings ... Fanned 22 batters and held opponents to a .211 batting average ... Was one strike away from a shutout against #8/7 California (Feb. 12) before an error brought the tying runs home.

    Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Newark (N.Y.) High School ... Had a 0.38 ERA as a senior captain with 281 strikeouts, five shutouts and one perfect game ... Strikeout tally was a school single-season record ... Finished high school career with 646 strikeouts, 22 shutouts and a 0.56 ERA, a new school record ... Team won the state championship her sophomore year and the sectional championship during her junior season ... Also named Finger Lakes East Birds Eye Player of the Year as a junior ... Two-time first-team All-State pick as well as a three-time All-League selection ... Named MVP on the sectional tournament her sophomore and junior seasons ... Also played volleyball, basketball and indoor track where she was first-team All-League her senior season and finished eighth in the state in the shot put ... Also holds the school's indoor track shot put record and was an All-League selection in volleyball.

    Personal: Full name is Brandice Diane Balschmiter ... Born December 11, 1986, in Brockport, N.Y. ... Daughter of Bradley and Susan Balschmiter ... Sister of Baylee and Breiten ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

    Brandice Balschmiter's Career Statistics at UMass (Pitching)

    YEAR
    ERA
    W-L
    Saves
    APP
    GS
    CG
    SHO/CBO
    IP
    H
    R
    ER
    BB
    SO
    HRA
    Opp AVG.
    2006
    0.97
    32-9
    1
    49
    38
    37
    14/0
    289.1
    151
    73
    40
    102
    296
    3
    .147
    2007
    1.39
    29-10
    2
    44
    38
    34
    14/0
    262.1
    184
    75
    52
    57
    269
    5
    .189
    2008
    0.66
    31-8
    2
    43
    37
    33
    18/3
    267.0
    139
    41
    25
    42
    309
    2
    .150
    2009
    0.96
    34-6
    1
    42
    40
    33
    22/5
    270.1
    172
    42
    37
    61
    344
    4
    .176
    Career
    0.99
    126-33
    6
    178
    153
    137
    68/8
    1089.0
    646
    231
    154
    262
    1218
    14
    .166
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