February 22, 2013
North Central Missouri College student/athlete James Ball has signed with William Woods University in Fulton to continue his education and play baseball this fall. A sophomore from House Springs, Missouri (near St. Louis) Ball currently pitches for the NCMC Pirates. He is on the Dean’s list and will graduate this May with an Associate Degree. Head Pirates Coach Donnie Hillerman said, “James has already pitched 8 innings this season and gave up only 3 runs. His record is 1-0 thus far this spring.”
Pictured seated: James Ball flanked by his parents, Daryl and Nancy Ball. In the back row from left are: North Central Missouri College Coach Donnie Hillerman, William Woods University Assistant Baseball Coach Chris Fletcher and North Central Missouri College Assistant Baseball Coach Ryan Suttenfield.