Jaguar’s Beard Named SBC Pitcher Of The Week

February 12, 2013 · By · Filed Under Softball, Sun Belt Conference 


The Sun Belt Conference announced Monday that Jaguar Sophomore pitcher Farish Beard was named the Pitcher of the Week for the opening-week of the season. She is the first Jaguar pitcher to earn this honor since Beth Pilgrim back on May 10, 2010.

Beard went 2-0 in three appearances in South Alabama’s opening weekend at the Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Starkville, Mississippi. She notched 16 strikeouts and only allowed two runs to earn an ERA of 1.02 in 13.2 innings pitched.

She pitched over five innings of hitless ball in six innings against Georgia State. She pitched 3 2/3rds innings in relief for the Jags against Tennessee State, holding them to no hits and struck out five as the Jags rallied to score eight successive runs following her entry into the game. She was also voted a member of the All-Tournament team for her effort over the weekend.

With her help, the Jags have started the season 3-1, the Jags final game of the Classic against Mississippi State, that was scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled due to weather.

Beard hails from Fairhope, Alabama.

The Jags were scheduled to play the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa today, but the game has been postponed due to weather. The next game the Jags are scheduled to play is on Friday, February 15 against Central Arkansas in the Mardi Gras Invitational here in Mobile, Alabama. The Invitational runs through Sunday.


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