Beard Earns First Career No-Hitter To Defeat Troy 9-0

April 25, 2013 · By · Filed Under Softball 
Sophomore Farish Beard tossed her first-career no-hitter against Troy. She struck out 10 of 17 batters she faced on Wednesday. | Photo usajaguars.com

Sophomore Farish Beard tossed her first-career no-hitter against Troy. She struck out 10 of 17 batters she faced on Wednesday. | Photo usajaguars.com

South Alabama’s Farish Beard struck out 10 of the 17 batters she faced on Wednesday with only two walks to toss her first career no-hitter as the #18 Jaguars defeated Troy at Jaguar field for her 20th win of the season.

Eight Jaguar batters recorded hits on the way to South Alabama’s 9-0 mercy-rule victory over Troy. Beard recorded her 169th strikeout of the season, currently fifth most in Jaguar single-season history.

South Alabama finishes the regular season home schedule with a 17-3 record.

Beard is holding opponent batters to a .148 average with an ERA of 1.89 on the season. She is holding opposing batters to a .109 average with two outs and runners in scoring position with 1/3 of them striking out against her.

The Lady Jaguars will travel to Troy on May 4th for a series-deciding doubleheader ahead of the Sun Belt Conference tournament being hosted at the Troy Softball Complex.

The Jags continue to hold onto first place in the Conference with a 17-3 league record ahead of 15-3 record of Western Kentucky. The Jags overall record this season is 41-7 with two games to go before the conference tournament.

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