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   # 7 - Sarah Mueller
Sarah Mueller
Ferris State
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Clarita, Calif.

High School:
Valencia

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

Height:
5-5

Position:
Pitcher/Utility

Bulldog Career: Career Statistics.

2008 Season (Junior): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Great Lakes Region Second-Team pick . . . Named to the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional All-Tournament Team . . . A two-time (2007 and 2008) All-GLIAC First-Teamer . . . Earned GLIAC All-Academic Team plaudits . . . Chosen as a NFCA Scholar-Athlete . . . Ranked 30th among the final national statistical leaders in doubles per game (0.32 avg.), 68th in earned run average (1.75), and 74th in victories (16 total) . . . Team leader in base hits (54), runs scored (36), at bats (166), and triples (six) . . . Placed second on the squad with a .518 slugging percentage, third in both RBIs (29) and on-base percentage (.396), and fourth in doubles (11) . . . Started in all 51 games played, including 28 as a centerfielder and 23 as a designated player . . . Registered a team-high 17 multiple-RBI contests while five multi-RBI outings was fourth most on the squad . . . Generated at least a hit in 34 games and had a season-best five-game hitting string (3/14-29), batting .500 (9-18) during that span with four two-hit game performances . . . Batted a .393 average (24-61) in GLIAC contests only with five doubles, two triples, 13 RBIs, 16 runs scored, a .541 slugging percentage, and a .449 on-base percentage . . . In seven NCAA-II Tournament outings, she hit for a team-high .375 average (9-24) and had a squad-best .542 slugging percentage . . . Hit .358 (24-67) in 20 April outings with five doubles, two triples, one homer, 14 RBIs, and a .537 slugging percentage . . . Tallied a triple and a two-run homer in three at bats versus American International (3/12) in a Florida tilt . . . Delivered a career-high five RBIs on two hits in 16-3 game-two decision at Tiffin (4/20) with a three-run triple and a two-run dinger . . . Went 3-for-3 in the hitting department with a RBI and two runs scored in a 5-0 league home decision over Hillsdale (4/26) . . . Concluded the campaign hitting safely in six of the Bulldogs' last seven outings while totaling a .375 average (9-24) and a .542 slugging percentage . . . Tossed a two-hit complete-game shutout with four strikeouts in 5-0 home conference win over Gannon (3/29) and then registered a complete-game win on a four-hitter versus Mercyhurst (3/30) in her next appearance . . . Fanned a season-high nine batters in her season debut versus St. Joseph's, Ind. (3/8) at Florida Rebel Spring Tourney . . . Netted at least four strikeouts in a contest on nine occasions . . . Threw a four-hit complete-game shutout in 5-0 conference triumph against Hillsdale (4/26) . . . Went 8-2 in April games with a 1.35 earned run average and 25 strikeouts in 57.0 innings for 10 appearances . . . Pitched all 15 innings while allowing six hits and totaling five strikeouts in a 1-0 victory against Lewis (5/9) at NCAA-II Great Lakes Regionals . . . Posted a 5-3 mark in the circle with a 1.86 earned run average and fanned 27 batters in 52.2 innings for eight March encounters . . . Was 2-1 in the circle in three NCAA-II Tourney appearances while notching a 0.48 earned run average and 13 strikeouts in 29.0 innings.

2007 Season (Sophomore): Named to the 2007 Daktronics, Inc. All-America Third Team . . . A Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region First-Team pick . . . Earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Second-Team plaudits . . . Attained first-team All-GLIAC honors . . . Paced Ferris State in batting with a .342 average in 48 contests . . . Registered team highs in base hits (54), at bats (158), runs scored (34), doubles (16), slugging percentage (.563), stolen bases (13), and on-base percentage (.423) . . . Compiled a squad and career season-best 15 multiple hit game performances, which included nine two-hit single-game efforts . . . Her nine multi-RBI game outings was the second highest on the team . . . Placed 47th nationally in earned run average (1.61) and 48th in doubles (0.33) . . . Selected as the GLIAC Softball Player of the Week (3/26) . . . Landed a spot on the Wayne State Invitational All-Tourney Team . . . Batted .323 (20-62) with six doubles, one triple, three homers, and 10 RBI in 20 GLIAC games . . . Posted a 7-4 mark in the pitching circle in GLIAC action with a 1.35 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 67.1 innings . . . Twirled a complete-game one-hit shutout in 4-0 non-league win at Wayne State (3/24) in a Wayne State Invite contest . . . Fanned 10 batters in four innings at Aquinas (4/18) and recorded nine strikeouts in a two-hit complete-game shutout win versus Indianapolis (3/10) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Finished the season winning six of her final nine decisions . . . Didn't allow an earned run in a combined 32.2 innings over a five-game (4/27-5/4) span . . . Threw a complete-game four-hitter in a 6-1 victory over Gannon (5/10) in the Bulldogs' NCAA-II Great Lakes Regional Tournament opener . . . Generated at least a base hit in 31 outings and produced a team-high tying 10-game hitting streak . . . Hit for a .543 average (19-35) during the 10-game hit string with 11 RBI and an .800 slugging percentage . . . Turned in a five-for-five hitting effort against Findlay (3/24) which featured a double and a triple to go with two RBI and three runs scored . . . Racked up three hits in a contest on five occasions -- vs. Findlay (3/25) at Wayne State Invitational, vs. Lake Superior State (4/1), at Hilldale (4/17), at Aquinas (4/18), and against Missouri-Rolla (5/11) in a NCAA Tourney tilt . . . Went 3-of-4 at the plate with four RBI versus Missouri-Rolla (5/11), highlighted by a first-inning three-run home run.

2006 Season (Freshman): Led Ferris State in seven pitching statistical categories - appearances (24), starts (23), victories (12), innings pitched (147.2), strikeouts (87), shutouts (five), and complete games (19) . . . Posted a 12-12 overall record in the circle with a 2.09 ERA . . . Her 12 wins tied for the 14th-best single-season total in Ferris history . . . Recorded 87 strikeouts which is ninth among the Bulldogs' all-time single-season leaders and 19 complete games ranks tied for seventh . . . Batted a squad seventh-best .270 with 34 hits in 126 at bats . . . Was 5-5 with a 1.68 ERA in 10 GLIAC appearances and batted .317 (20-63) with seven RBIs . . . Twirled a complete-game two-hitter with six strikeouts in 1-0 non-league triumph over Wisconsin-Parkside (3/10) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Picked up first collegiate win in 16-0 shutout decision versus Philadelphia College (3/5) in Florida by scattering two hits with four strikeouts in five innings . . . Struck out a season-high eight hitters in as many innings against St. Cloud State (3/6) at Florida Rebel Tourney . . . Amassed seven strikeouts over 6.1 innings in game one 12-5 conference win at Findlay (4/21) . . . Compiled six doubles, one triple, one home run and 14 RBIs to go along with a .357 slugging percentage . . . Produced seven multi-hit games, including six two-hit single-game performances, to rank sixth highest on the team . . . Registered three multiple-RBI outings which featured a pair of two RBI contests . . . Put together a six-game (4/21-28) hitting string and batted .318 (7-22) during that span . . . Had three consecutive multi-hit games (4/1-2) to begin a five-game hitting string (4/1-9) and hit for a .450 average (9-20) in those five contests . . . Scored four runs in 14-4 league home win over Wayne State (4/28) . . . Cracked her first collegiate home run at Saginaw Valley State (4/2) in a game one 8-1 conference victory with a two-run roundtripper in the second inning . . . Collected three RBIs in 9-8 non-league win over South Dakota (3/9) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament, including two on a double . . . Went 2-3 with two runs scored in second game of a home GLIAC twinbill versus Gannon (4/14) . . . Had a combined three hits, including two in the opener, in two-game league series at Findlay (4/21) . . . Lined a two-RBI triple to right field in sixth frame of a 12-5 opening-game decision over Findlay (4/21) . . . Earned a .944 fielding percentage with 16 putouts and 52 assists.

2005: Sidelined the entire season due to an injury and received a medical redshirt as a result.

High School: Spent senior season at Valencia High School . . . A 2004 graduate . . . Coached by Bill McKellar and Donna Lee . . . Competed three seasons (2000-02) in basketball and two years (2003-04) in powerpuff football . . . Member of school choir and sang the national anthem for athletic events from 2000-04.

Personal: Daughter of Paul and Barbara Mueller . . . Born 1/21/86 in Independence, Mo. . . . Father is U.S. Secret Service agent . . . Likes sports, music and shopping . . . Eldest of four children . . . Has met five U.S. Presidents . . . Nickname is "Mules" . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Majoring in dental hygiene.

Coach Becker on Mueller: "After an excellent season as part of the 1-2 punch on the mound, Sarah is driven to help take her team all the way. When she's not pitching, Sarah will be in the outfield as she is a player the Bulldogs can't afford not to have in the lineup."

 

Mueller's Career Pitching Stats

Year W-L ERA App GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2006 12-12 2.09 24 23 19 5 0 147.2 145 67 44 29 87
2007 12-8 1.61 23 18 13 5 1 121.2 106 38 28 21 68
2008 16-7 1.75 23 22 16 5 0 147.2 130 56 37 22 69
Totals 40-27 1.83 70 63 48 15 1 417.0 381 161 109 72 224

 

Mueller'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 41-38 .270 126 26 34 6 1 1 14 45 .357 13 1 11 .343 0 3 5-5 16 52 4 .944
2007 48-48 .342 158 34 54 16 2 5 31 89 .563 22 1 18 .423 1 3 13-14 20 51 3 .959
2008 51-51 .325 166 36 54 11 6 3 29 86 .518 19 1 28 .396 1 5 4-6 30 49 2 .975
Totals 140-137 .316 450 96 142 33 9 9 74 220 .489 54 3 57 .391 2 11 22-25 66 152 9 .960

On Deck With Mueller:
Why I chose Ferris State: The school has my major field of study and it's not big like a Division I school
The motto I live by: Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching. Live life to the fullest. Have no regrets.
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Being there for the birth of my youngest brother
Something unusual about me is that: I'm part maltese which I always thought was a dog but later found out there is a small island called Malta.
When I step on the field I think: about doing my best and remembering all the fundamentals
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: The girls. It doesn't matter who comes or goes, these girls are my best friends and will be for the rest of my life
My worst fear is: losing a member of my family
My favorite movie is: A League of Their Own
My favorite music group is: Brad Paisley and country music. I also love contemporary christian music.
My pre-game ritual is: listen to pump-up music and visualize myself doing all the fundamentals
My role model is: my parents because I look up to them the most. So many people have helped me become the person I am today.
My best non-athletic talent is: singing as I've been in choir ever since I can remember
Advice to youngsters: Do well in school and learn as much as possible. Also learn how to be organized and try your best in everything you do
I can't live without: my family

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