23 Cassidi Hardy
Hardy Radio Interviews:
BU All-Access Radio Show Interview - March 28, 2009
AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and was crowned the Most Valuable Player of the America East Championship, after pitching every single inning during the tournament, amassing a 1.27 ERA, striking out 10 batters and allowing just four earned runs in three games ... Was stellar in the NCAA Regionals, pitching 25.1 of the 26 innings the Terriers played in, carrying them through their first two NCAA wins in 13 years ... Struck out 19 batters in four NCAA Regional games, with a 3.04 ERA and one shutout against Auburn ... In all, appeared in 37 games, starting 33 ... Ended the season with a 27-7 record, a 1.58 ERA and 190 strikeouts ... Pitched 29 complete games with opponents batting only .195 ... First pitcher to throw three no hitters since Audrey West accomplished the feat in 1994 ... The first no-no came against Western Michigan (March 6), which was only two walks away from a perfect game ... Threw her other two no-hitters against Columbia (March 21) and UMBC (April 4), each recording seven strikeouts ... Had a season-high 12 strikeouts against George Washington on March 15 in only 5.1 innings, helping the Terriers to a 6-5 victory.
AS A SOPHOMORE 2008: Earned America East All-Conference Second Team honors ... Amassed 14 wins in the circle and owned a 3.17 ERA ... Struck out 130 batters in 27 appearances while holding opponents to a .206 batting average ... Had six shutouts in the season ... Earned America East Pitcher of the Week honors ... In a 5-0 win over Maine (April 9), struck out six and walked just one batter ... In the first game of a doubleheader against Hartford on April 12, won a 1-0 pitchers' duel with Hartford's Brittany Stratton, striking out nine over seven frames ... Was almost impossible to hit against for right-handed hitters, who were held to a .202 average and was equally effective against batters with runners on - holding them to a .178 average.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Red-shirted the season, following a season-ending injury.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Selected as an America East All-Conference Second Team honoree... Led the Terriers with 18 wins (18-12) and a 2.95 ERA ... In 39 appearances, pitched 204.1 innings and recorded five shutouts, striking out 196 and holding batters to a .218 average ... Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against George Mason on Feb. 25 ... Allowed two runs on three hits in the inning, but held on for the victory, striking out 12 ... Tossed a complete-game one-hitter and struck out eight batters in a 1-0 win over Holy Cross on March 26 ... In four complete-game starts between March 25 and April 1, did not allow a single run ... Pitched 26 innings of shutout ball over this stretch, striking out 25 batters ... Shutout streak was snapped in the fourth inning of the next start, when Vermont scored two runs in the second game of a doubleheader on April 1 ... In BU's first America East tournament game, struck out 10 batters and allowed only one hit in an 11-1 win over Maine on May 11 ... Struck out a season-high 13 batters in a 2-1 win over UMBC in the America East tournament on May 12.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Four-year letter winner for coach Rick Williams at Jupiter HS ... Career prep stats were 34-3 with a 0.43 ERA and 378 strikeouts ... Threw six no-hitters ... Struck out 21 (in 12 innings) in one game ... Pitched an 11-inning, 1-0 shutout over 6A (large school) state champs Palm Beach Gardens ... First team All-Area and All-State Third Team as a senior ... Team MVP as a senior as well ... Named All-Conference First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Second team All-Conference as a freshman ... Second team All-Area as a junior ... Played summer ball for Davie Power Black under coach Steve Nicastro.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 29, 1986 in Plantation, Fla. ... Daughter of Jeffrey and Pamela Hardy ... Enrolled in the School of Education as an English education major.