Sophomore pitcher Jordan Gard wrapped up an impressive week for the Saints as he pitched his first complete game of the season against No. 18 ranked Judson (Ill.) in the home opener. After suffering an eight-game losing skid, it was the strong performance by Gard that led the Saints to their first-ever win over an NAIA top-25 opponent.
Gard pitched all seven innings against the defending CCAC champions and allowed just five hits and one run, while striking out three batters.
For his efforts, Gard was named CCAC Pitcher of the Week. He currently holds a record of 2-1 with an ERA of 3.76.
The Saints sit at 5-18 overall and 1-1 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). They will return to Four Winds Field this weekend for a trio of games against Trinity Christian College beginning on Friday, March 28.