Jude Ard is a right-handed pitcher playing in his first season with the Lightning who features a fastball in the low-90s.
During his first season with Tallahassee Community College, Ard got the opportunity to show his stuff both on the mound and at the plate.
In 8 appearances (4 starts) as a pitcher, Jude posted a 4-2 record with a 2.49 ERA while striking out 30 batters in 25.1 innings. In the batter’s box, he put up a respectable .250 batting average in his 12 at-bats, while knocking in a pair of runs.
Ard, brings both a solid arm and flexibility to the Lightning’s 2020 squad.