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Jailyn Ford
#12

Position: P
Date of Birth: 06/03/1994
Height: 0' 0"   Weight: 0 lbs
Pro Experience: Akron Racers (2016)
Bats: R
Throws: L
Birthplace: Hot Springs, Virginia


Biography:

 

TRANSACTION HISTORY:

  • Drafted 3rd overall by the Akron Racers in the 1st round of the 2016 draft.

 

2017 SEASON (AKRON RACERS):

  • Tied for the team lead with five victories.
  • Accumulated a career-low 2.37 ERA.
  • Made 13 appearances with 9 starts and 41.1 IP.
  • Allowed 43 hits and 13 walks.

 

2016 SEASON (AKRON RACERS):

  • Ford led the NPF with 25 appearances.
  • Led NPF rookies with 98.2 innings pitched, 75 strikeouts, 6 complete games.
  • Ford’s 9 victories tied the best by an NPF rookie since 2009 (Lisa Norris).
  • Made her NPF debut in her first start and earned her first win on 6/8/16.
  • Earned the first save of her career on 6/9/16, tossing two shutout innings.
  • Earned the first complete game victory of her career on 6/21/16.
  • Threw the first shutout of her career on 7/11/16, in a 2-0 win over the Pennsylvania Rebellion.

 

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS (JAMES MADISON):

  • 2016 Senior CLASS Award Finalist
  • 2016 USA Softball Top 25 Player of the Year Finalist
  • 2x CAA Player of the Year
  • 2014 CAA Pitcher of the Year
  • 3x 1st Team All-CAA
  • 2x CAA All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 CAA Rookie of the Year
  • Holds JMU career records for wins (82), appearances (134) and starts (105).
  • Also, career record holder in complete games (70) and strikeouts (807).
  • Holds JMU hitting career records with 46 home runs, 158 runs, 155 RBI and 409 total bases.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Christie and Jeff Ford.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports and Recreation Management at JMU.
  • First female athlete to have her jersey number retired by Bath County H.S.

Career Statistics »

Year League Club W L GP ERA R H BB SO SV ER
2017 NPF Racers 5 4 13 2.37 21 43 13 23 1 3
2016 NPF Racers 9 9 25 3.69 58 95 31 75 2 52

Catchers

# Name POS
13 Griffin Joiner C
15 Hannah Day C
42 Shelby Hiers C

Infielders

# Name POS
1 Ashley Thomas 2B
5 Sami Fagan SS
10 Kelley Montalvo 3B
20 Haley Fagan IF
21 Chandler Rice IF
23 Maddy Grimm IF
29 Nicole Schroeder IF
52 Sam Fischer-Cooke IF

Outfielders

# Name POS
3 Shellie Robinson OF
9 A.J. Andrews OF
11 Kristen Wyckoff OF
14 Megan Geer OF
25 Jennifer Gilbert OF

Pitchers

# Name POS
7 Megan Betsa P
8 Alexis Silkwood P
12 Jailyn Ford P
17 Sara Groenewegen P
33 Emily Weiman P
37 Rachele Fico P
44 Laura Winter P
51 Aimee Creger P

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