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

Hometown:
St. Joseph, Mich.

High School:
Stevensville-Lakeshore

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

Height:
5-4

Position:
Second Base


Bulldog Career: Career Statistics

2008 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A second-team All-GLIAC selection . . . Made 50 starts at second base in 51 games played . . . Finished tied for second on team in batting average (.325) and on-base percentage (.430) while placing third in doubles (12), sacrifice hits (seven), and slugging percentage (.470) . . . Ranked fourth among squad's leaders in base hits (49) and runs scored (29) while her 15 RBIs marked the fifth highest output . . . Totaled a team second-best tying five stolen bases . . . Chalked up a team fourth-place 13 multiple-hit game performances, which included 12 two-hit contests . . . Placed 60th among the nation's statistical leaders in walks with a 0.55 per game average . . . Recorded a squad-leading 12-game hitting streak and batted .455 (15-33) during that period with an .879 slugging percentage (six doubles, one triple, and two home runs) . . . Began the campaign by hitting safely in 15 of her initial 21 contests for a .365 average (23-63) . . . Produced at least a hit in 35 games . . . Went 3-for-3 with a run scored against nationally-ranked Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (3/13) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tournament contest . . . Turned in a 2-of-3 hitting effort at Tiffin (4/20) in nightcap with three RBI and two runs scored, highlighted by a three-run third-inning double in a 16-3 game-two conference victory . . . Recorded two hits, including a triple, in four official at-bats in season opener versus St. Joseph's, Ind. (3/8) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tourney . . . Collected two hits in five at bats in a 1-0 15-inning win over Lewis (5/9) at the NCAA-II Great Lakes Region Tournament . . . Smacked a leadoff solo homer in opening tilt of a GLIAC doubleheader at Tiffin (4/20) and second roundtripper of the season was also a leadoff solo shot at Northwood (4/22) in game one of conference twinbill . . . Notched a season-high five putouts with three assists against Upper Iowa (3/10) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Generated a .379 hitting average (22-58) in 20 GLIAC encounters with nine doubles, one triple, nine RBIs, 17 runs scored, a .569 slugging percentage, and a .748 on-base percentage . . . Hit for a .345 average (20-58) in 19 March outings and batted .373 in (22-59) in 20 April encounters.

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: Two . . . Majoring in social work.

Coach Becker on Harrington: "Hitters need not hit the ball to the area between first and second base. It just won't get through to the outfield. Harrington blesses the infield with a huge range and a phenomenal glove. Offensively, she will keep the defense on her heels with quick slaps and gap power."

 

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
2008 51-50 .325 151 29 49 12 2 2 19 71 .470 28 0 21 .430 0 7 5-8 99 102 9 .957
Totals 96-95 .301 296 60 89 17 4 6 37 132 .446 41 2 42 .389 0 15 11-14 193 188 14 .965

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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