Sports Information Director
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference has named Holy Cross College's Jordan Gard (Mishawaka, Ind.) as its Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the seven-day period ending March 23, it was announced by the league office Tuesday morning.
Gard, a sophomore, recorded Holy Cross' first win against a Top 25-ranked club in program history when he went the distance in a 3-1 victory against NAIA No. 18-ranked Judson University on Saturday. Gard (2-1, 3.76 ERA) pitched all seven innings against the defending CCAC champions and allowed just five hits and one run, while striking out three batters in the first game of the doubleheader.
The win, which was the CCAC opener for both clubs, helped Holy Cross snap an eight-game losing streak. The Saints went 2-2 for the week to put their record at 5-18 on the season.
"Jordan did a great job getting ahead in the count which allowed him to use all his pitches effectively," said head coach Brian Blondell. "He continues to get better each start with his command and always gives us a chance to win when he's on the mound."
Gard becomes the first pitcher in the history of Saints baseball to be recognized as CCAC Pitcher of the Week.
Holy Cross (5-18, 1-1 CCAC) will resume conference action this weekend with a trio of games at Four Winds Field against Trinity Christian College. Game one will take place on Friday, March 28 at 4:30 with the final two games taking place on Saturday, March 29 with a doubleheader starting at 2:00 pm.