Name: Jailyn Ford
Position: Pitcher
Hometown: Hot Springs
College: James Madison - 2016
World Championship Experience
  • 2022 World Games Gold Medalist; Saved a game with a 1-0 record and 5 strikeouts in 3 innings pitched
  • 2013 Junior Women's World Championship silver medalist
Other Career Highlights
  • 2022 Canada Cup Champion; Saved 2 games with a 1.40 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched


2016: NFCA First Team All American, CAA Player of the Year, CAA Tournament Most Outanding Player and All-Tournament Team, ASA/USA Softball and NFCA National Pitcher of the Week, Broke JMU all-time career records for appearances, innings pitched and batters faced

2015: NFCA Third Team All American, CAA Player of the Year, Started all 58 games, Set four JMU career records for wins, shutouts, strikeouts and complete games, tosses JMU's first-ever perfect game on April 15 in a 13-0 win at East Carolina

2014: CAA Pitcher of the Year, Five-time CAA Pitcher of the Week, NFCA Second Team All-American, Set or tied program records for wins, strikeouts, starts, innings pitched, appearances and shutouts

2013: Part of Jr. National Team as the ISF Junior World Championships, NFCA First Team All-Region, Threw 23 complete games, nine shoutouts and one save

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- Earned the lowest ERA of Japanese Softball League in 2019 and 2020, posting a 0.72 ERA during the 2020 season with Honda Reverta

- Was drafted third overall by the Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch in 2016


Favorite food: Watermelon

Favorite Movie: The Lion King

Favorite hobbies away from softball: Fishing, kayaking, anything outdoors

Favorite TV show: Parks and Rec