JONESBORO, Ark. -- Arkansas State head baseball coach Keith Kessinger announced the signing of Missouri native Jordan Kimball to a national letter of intent on Wednesday afternoon during the early signing period.
"Jordan is an outstanding high school shortstop and pitcher who we are excited about his future here at ASU," Kessinger said. "Jordan is a true shortstop with all the arm strength, hands, feet, and mental awareness to be able and ready to compete very early in his college career. He also may be able to help us on the mound in short relief."
Kimball, a 5-11 shortstop from Cape Girardeau, has been a starter for New Madrid County Central High School since his freshman season.
He has also seen action on the mound in high school as a right hander. He has been named first team all-conference and second seam all-district the past two seasons as well as earning second team all-conference as a freshman.
During his three interscholastic seasons, Kimball is a career .395 hitter including a stellar .486 batting average as a sophomore. He has tallied 10 home runs, 10 doubles, three triples and has scored 42 runs in his career at New Madrid County Central.
Kimball is expected to be the final player to sign with the Tribe during the early signing period as he joins Jacob Maggard of Monticello, Ark., Aaron Ferguson of Paragould, Ark., Brad Mountjoy of Blue Springs, Mo., Cody Pace of Jonesboro, Ark. and Will Dowdy of Athens, Tenn.