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   # 1 - Amanda Harrington
Amanda Harrington
Ferris State
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Joseph, Mich.

High School:
Stevensville-Lakeshore

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

Height:
5-4

Position:
Second Base/Utility


Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2008 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics.

2007 Season (Freshman): Started in all 45 contests played in exclusively at second base . . . Posted a .276 batting average (40-145) and her 40 base hits were the fifth most on the team . . . Ranked second on the squad in runs scored (31), fourth in home runs (four), sixth in RBI (18), seventh in slugging percentage (.421), and ninth in doubles (five) . . . Hit .274 (17-62) in 20 conference encounters while racking up four home runs, 11 RBI, 16 runs scored, and a .484 slugging percentage . . . Had a team fifth-best 10 multiple-hit games, including six two-hit game outings and four three-hit contests . . . Produced a personal single-season best six-game hitting streak twice -- (3/4-7) and (4/1-16) . . . Hit safely in 26 contests, which included tallying at least a hit in eight of her final 12 games . . . Batted .500 (10-20) in first six-game (3/4-7) hitting string with two triples, four RBI, five runs scored, a .700 slugging percentage, and a .545 on-base percentage . . . Went on another six-game (4/1-16) hitting tear by batting .476 (10-21) with four homers, nine RBI, a 1.095 slugging percentage, and a .542 on-base percentage . . . Clubed four homers in a three-game (4/15-16) stretch . . . Belted a pair of leadoff solo home runs in the second and fifth innings in a 10-0 five-inning league home triumph over Findlay (4/15) . . . Cleared the home fences with a first-inning solo shot in a 5-3 game-one league triumph versus Ashland (4/16) and then connected in the twinbill's second game with a two-run third-inning blast in leading FSU to a 10-2 six-inning win over the Eagles (4/16) . . . Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a RBI, and a triple against Northern Kentucky (3/7) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament and another 3-of-3 hitting performance versus Findlay (3/25) at Wayne State Invitational to go with three runs scored and a RBI.

High School: Three-time (2004-06) all-state performer at Stevensville (Mich.)-Lakeshore High School . . . A 2006 graduate . . . Coached by Denny Dock . . . Concluded four-year prep career with a .368 batting average (178-484) and 46 RBIs . . . Hit for a .455 average with 60 hits in 132 official plate appearances during senior year . . . Scored 44 runs to go with 12 doubles, nine triples, 19 RBIs, five stolen bases, and a .971 fielding percentage as a senior as SLHS advanced to the state quarterfinals . . . Had 46 hits in 129 at bats for a .357 hitting average in junior season while scoring 37 runs and posting 14 RBI . . . Paced the 2005 squad in stolen bases with 22 and produced a .961 fielding percentage as team won a district title . . . As a sophomore in 2004, batted .331 with 43 hits in 130 at bats as team captured the state championship title . . . Tallied 31 runs, three doubles, seven RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and had a .966 fielding percentage . . . Participated four years in basketball . . . Involved in young life program for four years.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Theresa Harrington . . . Born 7/15/87 in St. Joseph, Mich. . . . Has two older brothers . . . Nickname is "Harr" . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Majoring in business.

Coach Becker on Harrington: "This left-handed hitter will break the opponent's heart as well. She will drop it, slap it or rip it over the fence. Defensively, opponents should forget hitting the ball to the right side of the field. There are few balls she can't get to."

 

Harrington's Career Hitting Stats
Year G-GS Avg AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB Slg % BB HP SO OB% SF SH SB-SBA PO A E Fld%
2007 45-45 .276 145 31 40 5 2 4 18 61 .421 13 2 21 .344 0 8 6-6 94 86 5 .973
Totals 45-45 .276 145 31 40 5 2 4 18 61 .421 13 2 21 .344 0 8 6-6 94 86 5 .973

On Deck With Harrington:
Why I chose Ferris State: Seemed like a good fit
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: the people
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make the games longer
My favorite movie: Nothing To Lose
My worst fear: losing and spiders
My pregame ritual is: visualize
My Favorite music group: Rascal Flatts
My role model is: My brother
The motto I live by: Everything happens for a reason
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Visiting Mexico
My first softball memory is: playing on the Lakeshore's All-Star Team

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