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   # 3 - Amanda Jager
Amanda Jager
Ferris State
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kalamazoo, Mich.

High School:
Comstock

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Height:
5-7

Position:
Pitcher/First Base

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2008 Season (Junior): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Enters the 2008 campaign tied for seventh among Ferris State's all-time leaders with eight home runs . . . Her 83 career strikeouts ranks 18th best on Bulldog's pitching leaders list.

2007 Season (Sophomore): GLIAC All-Academic Team selection . . . Started in all but one of 40 contests . . . Produced the team's fifth-highest batting average of .296 and placed seventh on the squad with 34 base hits . . . Paced the Bulldogs with three triples while her 26 RBI was third most on the team . . . Compiled six multiple-hit games and produced eight multi-RBI game performances to rank third on the squad . . . Recorded at least one base hit in 28 contests . . . Started out the season hitting safely in initial six outings . . . Posted a season-best four RBIs on two hits in an 8-0 six-inning non-league win at Aquinas (4/18), which included a three-run home run . . . Batted .500 (8-16) with two roundtrippers, seven RBI, and a .938 slugging percentage during a five-game stretch (4/1-16) . . . Collected two hits in four official plate appearances with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 12-4 six-inning victory over Missouri-Rolla (5/11) in a NCAA Divison II Great Lakes Region Tournament encounter . . . Hit for a .286 average (16-56) in 20 GLIAC games to go with two doubles, one triple, two homers, 12 RBIs and a .464 slugging percentage . . . Made four appearances in the pitching circle, starting in three of those outings . . . Went 3-0 with a 1.53 earned run average in 18.1 innings . . . Picked up initial win of the season by scattering six hits and striking out two batters in a 12-3 six-inning decision against Georgian Court (N.J.) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament (3/4) . . . Threw a complete-game seven-hitter and fanned four in a 3-1 decision over West Virgina Wesleyan (3/7) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Struck out a season-high six batters as a starter in four innings of work against Northern State (S.D.) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tourney tilt (3/9).

2006 Season (Freshman): Played 40 games and had 36 starts, predominately as a designated player . . . Made 16 starting assignments in the pitching circle and was 5-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 20 appearances . . . Threw a second team-best 93 innings and her 69 strikeouts was also second highest on the Bulldog pitching staff . . . Notched first collegiate win by going seven innings in an 8-4 non-league decision over Wayne (Neb.) State (3/9) at Florida Rebel Spring Tourney . . . Hurled a three-hitter in a seven-inning 5-0 game-one home win versus Aquinas (4/11) . . . Fanned a season-high 10 batters in 6.1 innings of work in season-finale 5-4 loss to Hillsdale (5/5) at GLIAC Tournament . . . Struck out eight hitters in a game twice both at home - vs. Aquinas (4/11) and Wayne State (4/28) . . . Tossed four innings of one-hit relief with three strikeouts in debut against St. Joseph's, Ind. (2/24) at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougar Classic . . . Hit .301 (25-83) for the third highest among the team's regular batters . . . Had four doubles, three home runs, 11 RBIs, 15 runs scored, and a .458 slugging percentage . . . Registered a squad second-best .443 on-base percentage . . . Posted five multiple-hit game performances, which included going four-of-four at the plate with two RBIs and three runs scored in game one of a GLIAC twinbill at Findlay (4/21) . . . Batted .857 (6-7) with four RBIs in a league doubleheader sweep at Findlay (4/21) . . . Collected two hits at Northwood (4/1) in game two, highlighted by a solo homer . . . Scored three times and had a base hit in 8-0 non-league decision over Findlay (3/26) at Wayne State Invitational . . . Generated three multi-RBI game efforts, including two RBIs apiece in back-to-back games at Findlay (4/21) . . . Went 2-2 on two occasions both against Hillsdale (3/26 and 4/29) . . . Batted a team-best .410 average (16-39) with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBIs, and a .692 slugging percentage in 16 GLIAC contests . . . Put together a season-high four-game (4/22-29) hitting streak . . . Recorded a .963 fielding percentage with seven putouts and 45 assists.

High School: Two-time honorable mention all-state selection at Comstock High School under coach Heather Frederick . . . A 2005 graduate . . . Garnered all-conference accolades all four years, which included two seasons as a honorable mention honoree . . . Twice named to all-district and all-region squads . . . Played an integral role in leading CHS to one state championship appearance along with four Wolverine Conference and district championship titles . . . Went 12-0 in the pitching circle as a senior with a 0.94 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 74 innings of work . . . Hurled seven shutouts while only allowing seven earned runs in 12 contests in 2005 season . . . Batted .395 with 27 hits in 42 at bats to go along with 19 RBIs, six doubles, two triples and one home run . . . Registered a .978 fielding percentage and a .500 on-base percentage in final prep campaign . . . Competed four years in volleyball and was an all-conference pick two years.

Personal: Daughter of Brian Jager and Sue Sarters . . . Born 5/18/87 in Lapeer, Mich. . . . Her mother's occupation is an engineer . . . Has two sisters, one older (Adrienne) and one younger (Alexis) . . . Adrienne played volleyball (2002) and softball (2003) at Ferris State . . . Nickname is "Jags" . . . Interests include art and the outdoors . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Computer Information Systems major.

Coach Becker on Jager: "Amanda will come back to the infield this year at first base when she isn't pitching. Due to an injury last season, she was unable to pitch. This season, she has elevated her pitching game and will be a tough competitor in the circle again. Additionally, she provides us with another powerful bat who will always find a place in the lineup."

 

Jager's Career Pitching Stats

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2006 5-11 3.54 20 16 7 1 0 93.0 116 68 47 37 69
2007 3-0 1.53 4 3 1 0 0 18.1 14 4 4 5 14
Totals 8-11 3.21 24 19 8 1 0 111.1 130 72 51 42 83

 

Jager'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%
2006 40-36 .301 83 15 25 4 0 3 11 38 .458 18 4 21 .443 1 4 0-0 7 45 2 .963
2007 41-40 .296 115 25 34 8 3 5 26 63 .548 16 7 19 .410 1 4 0-0 15 5 3 .870
Totals 81-76 .298 198 40 59 12 3 8 37 101 .510 34 11 40 .424 2 8 0-0 22 50 5 .935

On Deck With Jager:
Why I chose Ferris State: strong Allied Health program and I loved the campus. I knew it was a good fit for me after I met the coach and the team
My role model is: my sisters
My favorite music group: anything country
I can't live without: ice cream
The motto I live by: Don't sweat the little things as they're all little things
My pregame ritual is: to focus
What has been the most thrilling sports moment of your life?: Winning a world championship in 2004
Something unusual about me is: I love to camp and fish
My advice to youngsters is: to practice, practice, and practice
When I step on the field I think: play hard
I can't live without: ice cream
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: eliminate change-ups!
My best non-athletic talent is: singing in the shower and drawing

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