Jessica Balch begins her sophomore year finding a home behind the plate in 2008. Balch saw limited playing time as a freshman. When she did play, she went 4-for-8 with three runs scored and three RBI in five games. Behind the plate, Balch does a nice job of blocking balls in the dirt and working with the pitching staff. She is a hard worker that is very coachable as she has made significant improvements during the fall season.