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Jailyn Ford (SRM) Throws Perfect Game

Jailyn Ford Pitching for JMU 2015

GREENVILLE, N.C. – History was made for the James Madison softball team as junior Jailyn Ford (SRM Major) threw the program's first-ever perfect game while also breaking the career strikeout record to cap off a doubleheader sweep against East Carolina on Wednesday at the ECU Softball Stadium.

The No. 23/24 Dukes stretched their program-record win streak to 25 games after downing the Pirates by 6-1 and 13-0 scores, improving to 34-6 on the season. ECU fell for the fifth and sixth straight games to drop to 11-34 on the year.
Ford went the distance in game two, striking out 13 ECU batters without allowing a single player on base for the first time in the team's 14-year history. It was also the third time ever that JMU held an opponent without a hit.
Needing just 11 strikeouts to make individual history, Ford also surpassed former JMU great Meredith Felts (2006-09) to become the all-time strikeouts leader at JMU, with 584, besting Felts' 581 career K's.

Published: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Last Updated: Saturday, February 10, 2018

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