Softball

2003 FERRIS STATE SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,074
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Field/Capacity: FSU Varsity Softball Field/250
Surface: Natural Grass
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
President: Dr. William A. Sederburg (Minnesota State, Mankato 1969)
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic (Ferris State, 1977)
E-Mail Address: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
E-Mail Address: keglerb@ferris.edu
Coordinator of Records and NCAA: Carma Burcham
Faculty Representative: Mark Kosciuszko
Team Physician: Dr. Melissa Stephens, 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: 540-503-1 (.518)
Conference All-Time Record: 185-182 (.504)
Number of Years in NCAA 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: Three/1999
Result: Won 5-1 vs. Ashland (5/15/99 at Allendale, Mich.)

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Sports Information Director (Softball Contact): Joe Gorby
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
E-Mail Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications Director: Rob Bentley
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
E-Mail Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Softball Press Box Phone: TBA
Mailing Address: 330 Oak Street, West Bldg. 025, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2031
Athletics Website: http://www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Keri Becker (Saginaw Valley State, 1995)
Record at FSU/Years: 201-125 (6 yrs.)
Career Record: 201-125 (6 yrs.)
Office Phone: (231) 591-3512
E-Mail Address: beckerk@ferris.edu
Best Time to Reach Coach: 10 am-12 pm (ET)
Assistant Coach: Lesa Bickley (Ashland, 1991)
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
2002 Overall Record: 16-29 (4-6 home; 3-12 away; 9-11 neutral)
2002 GLIAC Final Placing: 6th
2002 GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 7-13/9th
2002 GLIAC Tournament Record/Placing: 4-2/4th
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/5
Position Players Returning/Lost: 10/4
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 3/1

Starters Returning (R) and Lost (L)
R/L Pos. Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs Avg./HR/RBI other
(R) C Melissa Worsley 5-2 So. R/R 42-40 .246/0/9 31 hits, 6 doubles, 15 runs, .991 Fld.%
(L) 1B Casey Scully 5-10   R/R 41-41 .280/0/7 35 hits, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 15 runs, .963 Fld.%
(R) 2B Carrie Shine 5-6 So. R/R 33-24 .258/0/5 .933 Fld.%, .310 on-base%
(R) SS Nicki Merchant 5-8 Jr. R/R 41-41 .272/1/16 37 hits, 7 doubles, .360 Slug.%
(R) 3B Dana Peuler 5-8 Jr. R/R 44-44 .261/0/12 31 hits, 11 doubles, .954 Fld.%
(R) OF Stefanie Keenan 5-8 So. R/R 42-42 .250/0/0  
(R) OF Navreet Gill 5-4 So. R/R 42-33 .174/0/6 3 doubles, 12 runs, .921 Fld.%
(L) OF Megan Riggs 5-2   R/R 37-30 .143/0/4 .922 Fld.%


Pitchers (4+ 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) Amanda Opbroek 5-6 Sr. R/R 27-25 10-14 169.0 117/34 34 1.41
(L) Jennifer Colvin 5-11   R/R 18-11 4-9 86.1 51/32 41 3.32
(R) Stefanie Keenan 5-8 So. R/R 10-8 1-6 43.2 24/17 21 3.37

MEDIA INFORMATION
Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact: Sandy Gholston
Address: 502 North State St.
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Office Phone/FAX: (231) 592-8363/796-1152
Radio Station: WBRN - 100.9 FM
Contact: Bill Beckwith/Scott Roman
Address: 13574 Northland Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Office Phone/FAX: (231) 796-7684/796-6227

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