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    Jacob Ball
    Jacob Ball

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Northridge, Calif.

    High School:
    Chatsworth HS

    Last College:
    LA Pierce College

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 190

    Position:
    Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    11/05/1981

    Bats/Throws:
    Left/Left

    Fresno State: (2004) Tied for seventh in the WAC with 23 appearances (all in relief) ... pitched a scoreless inning against Rice (May 22) ... made two appearances in the Pepsi/Johnny Quik Classic including a career high 2.1 innings against BYU March 10 (2.1 IP, 3 H, R, ER, 1 K) ... struck out a career high two batters in a scoreless inning of relief at UCSB (2/29) ... pitched a perfect ninth inning against Cal (2/22) ... struck out UCLA first baseman Wes Whisler in his first career appearance (2/15).

    LA Pierce College: Two-year letterwinner as a first baseman and pitcher under head coach Bob Lofrano ... led squad to 29-14 record as the squad's closer his sophomore season ... tallied a conference record 11 saves and 1.00 ERA to earn first-team all-conference honors ...appeared in 22 games while throwing 36.0 innings ... posted a 4-1 record with 32 strikeouts ... scattered eight earned runs on 27 hits and 14 walks.

    Chatsworth High School: Two-year letterwinner as a pitcher and first baseman under head coach Tom Meusborn ... team amassed a 52-5-1 record during his two seasons ... batted .376 with four homers and 32 RBI in 28 games his senior year to garner first-team all-conference honors ... Bernie Milligan All-Star.

    Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1981, in Cleveland, Ohio ... son of Christine and Daniel Disimile ... mother is a homemaker and father is an insurance salesman ... has one brother, Frank, and one sister, Mischelle ... majoring in psychology ... contemplated profession is sports psychology ... enjoys chess, dirt bike riding and camping ... favorite athlete is Bob Gibson because he never gave into a hitter ... admires Lance Armstrong for his desire to succeed and never giving up ... teammates at Chatsworth High, Gregg Wallis and Matt Fisher, play at UC Irvine ... biggest athletic thrill was playing in the first round of the Southern California regional tournament with LA Pierce College last year ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the great baseball environment, the tradition, facilities and coaching staff.

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