The tall righthanded pitcher was a top hurler for Ewing Jewlers (G-H) teams; State Champion Rempel Deegee (Pony) teams; American Legion Post 209 championship teams; and helped lead East High to City or district titles in 1955-57. Bill was selected All-Ohio in 1957 and played in the East-West All-Star Series that summer in Columbus. He went on to letter four years at the College of Wooster where he won All-Ohio Conference first team honors for the 1960 champion Scots. In AA action, Bill toiled for Krispy Kreme ('56-61, two titles) and was selected for the 1960 Akron-Canton All-Star team. A very consistent performer on the mound, he led most of the teams he pitched for with most wins, most strikeouts, and best ERA.