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J.R. Ballinger
J.R.  Ballinger

Moss Point, Miss.

High School:
East Central HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185





Baseball vs GA. Tech

Baseball vs GA. Tech


Baseball vs UAB Fri. Nite

Baseball vs UAB Fri. Nite


Baseball vs Rice 3-20-09

Baseball vs Rice3-20-09


Baseball vs UAB

Baseball vs UAB 4-22-07


Baseball vs Rice 3-24-07

Baseball vs Rice Sat. 3-24-07

2008 (sophomore)

  • Posted a 4-0 record with a 5.04 ERA in 20 appearances
  • Pitched 30.1 innings all in relief walking 18 and striking out 17
  • Allowed one run or less in 15 of his 20 outings
  • All four wins were in the month of April
  • Did not allow a hit in three different outings
  • Was 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in six C-USA games
  • Threw a career high three innings picking up the win over Miss. State on Apr. 23

2007 (freshman)

  • Earned C-USA All-Freshman Team Honors
  • Appeared in 22 games working 24.1 innings all in relief
  • Picked up first career win at East Carolina on April 27
  • Did not allow an extra base hit all season

At East Central High School

  • Three year started for coach Gary Long
  • Finished with a 34-4 career record and a 1.20 ERA
  • Hit .380 with five homeruns
  • Named to the all-state team as a senior in 2006
  • Two-time all-district selection
  • Two-time Newton County Pitcher of the Year
  • Participated in the Miss. Association of Coaches All Star Game in 2006
  • Played in the State Games of Miss. in 2005 and 2004
  • Two-time participant in the East-West Whitney Bank Game
  • Names the Marine Corps' Sports' Player of the Year


  • Son of Karen Ballinger
  • Majoring in Criminal Justice
  • Enjoys hunting, fishing and watching movies
  • Born on April 2, 1988

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