The best of seven series will begin on Oct. 19
Images from the first night of a three game series with Texas State. Beaumont, texas
2010: Made nine starts and 11 relief appearances and compiled 3-4 record with 6.56 earned run average. ... Struck out 30 batters and walked 21 in 46.2 innings. ... Was winning pitcher in 13-7 road decision over ninth-ranked
2009: Made five starts and six relief appearances in his first Cardinal season last spring. ... Posted 1-1 record with 7.65 earned run average. ... Struck out 15 batters and walked seven in 20 innings. ... Hurled three innings of two-hit ball in first major college appearance and was credited with the win in 6-1 decision over Siena. ... Only loss was in 10-9 setback to nationally-ranked Rice University. ... Saw action in one SLC Tournament game - vs. Texas State but had a no-decision.
Junior College: Spent two seasons playing for coach Chris Smith at Northeast Texas CC in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. ... Posted a 7-2 record with a 3.64 ERA and 83 strikeouts as a freshman in 2007. ... Received a medical redshirt in 2008.
High School: Played for coach Clay Berry at Lufkin HS. ... Second Team All-District as a senior after going 6-3 with a 2.81 ERA, while striking out 62 in 85 innings. ... Also hit .380 with two home runs.
Personal: Blake Loyd Ford was born 5/16/88 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Parents are Donna Tucker and Rusty Ford, who played in the San Diego Padres organization for the Double-A Beaumont Golden Gators back in the early 1980s. ... General studies major. ... Enjoys playing golf, fishing and going to the beach.