Softball

2008 FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
softballbanner Enrollment: 13,087
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Field/Capacity: FSU Varsity Softball Field/250
Pressbox Phone: (231) 250-2677
Dimensions: (Left Field)200 - (Center Field)210 - (Right Field) 200
Surface: Natural Grass
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler (Michigan, 1972)
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic (Ferris State, 1977)
E-Mail: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director: TBD
Senior Women's Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm (Alma, 1990)
Coordinator of Records and NCAA: Carma Burcham
Athletics Faculty Representative: Dr. Terry Nerbonne
Team Physician: Dr. Melissa DeNiel, M.D.
Athletics Department Phone: (231) 591-2860/2861
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

HISTORY
First Year of Softball: 1973
Overall All-Time Record: 670-616-3 (.521)
Conference All-Time Record: 242-221 (.523)
Number of Years in NCAA National Championships/Last: Two/1999
Last Post-Season Opponent: North Dakota State (5/21/99)
Result: Lost 4-3
Number of Years in NCAA Regionals/Last: Five/2007
Result: Won 6-1 vs. Gannon (5/10/07 at Romeoville, Ill.), Won 12-4 vs. Missouri-Rolla (5/11/07 at Romeoville, Ill.), Lost 6-4 vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (5/12/05 at Romeoville, Ill.), Lost 6-4 vs. Grand Valley State (5/13/07 at Romeoville, Ill.)

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director (Softball Contact): Joe Gorby
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
E-Mail: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications Director: Rob Bentley
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
E-Mail: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, Sports Complex 002, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Athletics Website: http://www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Keri Becker (Saginaw Valley State, 1995)
Record at FSU/Years: 313-209-1 (10 yrs.)
Career Record: 313-209-1 (10 yrs.)
Office Phone: (231) 591-3512
E-Mail Address: beckerk@ferris.edu
Best Time to Reach Coach: 10 am-12 pm (ET)
Assistant Coaches: Lesa Bickley (Ashland, 1991); Chad Haberland
Athletics Trainer (Softball): Tim Glover, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
E-Mail Address: glovert@ferris.edu
Equipment Manager (Softball): Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.
Office Phone: (231) 591-5592/2870
E-Mail Address: mumahb@ferris.edu

TEAM INFORMATION
2007 Overall Record: 31-17-0 (9-1-0 home; 6-6-0 away; 16-10-0 neutral)
2007 GLIAC Final Placing: 4th
2007 GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 14-6-0/2nd
2007 NFCA Division II Final Poll Placing: 22nd (35 pts.)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4
Starters Returning/Lost: 7/3
Position Players Returning/Lost: 8/4
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 4/2
All-GLIAC Selections Returning/Lost: 4/1
Newcomers: 4
Top Returning Players:
Sarah Mueller . . . . 2007 Daktronics All-America Third Team, 2006 Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region First Team, 2006 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team, 2007 All-GLIAC First Team
Amanda Jager . . . . 2007 All-GLIAC Second Team
Krystle Bailey . . . . 2007 All-GLIAC Second Team
Holly Bruntjens . . . . 2007 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team
Katie Kraai . . . . 2007 NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional All-Tournament Team

Starters Returning (R) and Lost (L)
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R/L Pos. Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs Avg./HR/RBI Other
(R) C Krystle Bailey5-4 Jr. R/R 45-45 .336/3/17 48 hits, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 24 runs, .497 Slg.%, .411 On-Base%, .979 Fld.%
(L) 1B Laura Crower 5-9 R/R 48-48 .288/3/22 36 hits, 9 doubles, 20 runs, .432 Slg.%, .417 On-Base%, .976 Fld.%
(R) 2B Amanda Harrington 5-4 So. L/R 45-45 .276/4/18 40 hits, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 31 runs, 6 stolen bases, .421 slg%, .344 On-Base%, .973 Fld.%
(R) SS McKenzie West 5-9 Jr. R/R 47-47 .285/3/21 41 hits, 10 doubles, 23 runs, .417 slg%, .327 On-Base%, .876 Fld.%
(R) 3B Katie Kraai 5-9 Sr. R/R 48-48 .286/6/40 44 hits, 14 doubles, 1 triple, 27 runs, .506 slg%, .329 On-Base%, .908 Fld.%
(L) CF Megan Brink 5-6 R/R 48-48 .135/0/7 10 hits, 8 runs, .135 slg%, .247 On-Base%, .922 Fld.%
(R) LF Amanda Jager 5-7 Jr. R/R 41-40 .296/5/26 34 hits, 8 doubles, 3 triples, 25 runs, .548 slg%, .410 On-Base%, .870 Fld.%
(L) RF Ashley Nieman 5-5 R/R 45-43 .273/1/11 24 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 20 runs, .420 slg%, .360 On-Base%, .932 Fld.%
(R) DP Sarah Mueller 5-5 Jr. L/R 48-48 .342/5/31 54 hits, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 34 runs, .563 Slg.%, .423 On-Base%, .959 Fld.%


Pitchers (3+ decisions or saves) Returning (R) and Lost (L)
R/L Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs W-L (S) IP K/BB ER ERA
(R) Sarah Mueller 5-5 Jr. L/R 23/18 12-8 (1) 121.2 21/68 28 1.61
(R) Holly Bruntjens 5-3 Jr. R/R 26/20 14-6 138.2 125/31 23 1.16
(R) Amanda Jager 5-7 Jr. R/R 4/3 3-0 18.1 14/5 4 1.53
(L) Jenna Thiede 5-5 R/R 6/6 2-3 28.0 15/11 9 2.25
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