James was brought in at mid-semester from Colby Community College to add more quality depth to the pitching staff... The coaches expect him to serve as a set-up man with the versatility to go longer if necessary... He adds a new dimension to the staff with his side-arm submarine delivery... He is a player who is very eager to learn with three solid pitches to his credit... A tough player who competes well and will be very difficult on right-handed batters.
at colby c.c. (2000-2001)
Spent two years as a relief pitcher at Colby Community College in Colby, Kan. ... Considered the top reliever out of the bullpen, as he holds the school records for appearances in a career (46) and single-season (29)... Posted a 6-4 record and 4.60 ERA in 29 relief appearances from the mound with four saves... In all, he pitched 41.0 innings with 42 strikeouts... Coached by Ryan Carter.
at sutherland high school
High school did not sponsor baseball, but was a two-year starter and letterwinner as a pitcher for his legion team in Sutherland, Neb. ... Lettered four years in football and wrestling and three years in track at Sutherland High School in Sutherland, Neb. ... Coached by John Myer and Ryan Jones.
(Full name: James Robert Allen) was born Dec. 29, 1980, in Modesto, Calif. … He is the son of Randy Allen... The second oldest of three children, James has a brother, Chris (22), and a sister, Samantha (15)... Brother, Chris, played baseball at Doane (Neb.) College, while his uncle, Tyler Herrick, played football at University of Nebraska... Is planning a major in elementary education.