Ellard went 2-0 in three appearances last week, pitching 16.1 innings with eight hits allowed and 21 strikeouts. The sophomore from Cary, N.C., did not give up a run for a 0.00 ERA on the week. She opened with a five-hit, complete-game shutout against Belmont Abbey in game one with 10 strikeouts, then had 2.1 innings of scoreless relief in game two. She took a no-hitter into the seventh against Barton, finishing with a two-hit shutout. Ellard is currently third in the PBC in strikeouts and second in complete games and shutouts.
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