Softball

2004 FERRIS STATE SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,822
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Field/Capacity: FSU Varsity Softball Field/250
Dimensions: 200-210-200
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 Address: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
E-Mail Address: keglerb@ferris.edu
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: 558-532-2 (.512)
Conference All-Time Record: 191-192 (.499)
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
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: 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 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
2003 Overall Record: 18-29-1 (3-3-1 home; 5-9 away; 10-17 neutral)
2003 GLIAC Final Placing: 10th
2003 GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 6-10/9th
2003 GLIAC Tournament Record/Placing: 1-2/9thT
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/8
Position Players Returning/Lost: 9/7
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 2/3
Newcomers: 5
Top Returning Players:
Nicki Merchant . . . . 2003 All-GLIAC Second Team, 2002 NFCA Scholar-Athlete
Dana Conklin . . . . 2003 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2002 All-GLIAC Second Team

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 Jr. R/R 31-30 .235/0/9 24 hits, 5 doubles, 14 runs, .994 Fld.%
(R) 1B Nicki Merchant 5-8 Sr. R/R 48-48 .286/9/26 42 hits, 9 doubles, 0 triples, 32 runs, .987 Fld.%
(R) 2B Navreet Gill 5-4 Jr. R/R 45-44 .240/0/15 31 hits, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 14 runs, .915 Fld.%
(R) SS Lindsay Riskovitch 5-6 So. R/R 40-40 .200/0/8 19 hits, 2 doubles, 0 triples, 12 runs, .880 Fld.%
(R) 3B Dana Conklin 5-8 Sr. R/R 45-44 .262/1/20 34 hits, 8 doubles, 0 triples, 12 runs, .957 Fld.%
(R) OF Jessica Jaroniewski 5-3 So. L/R 39-30 .300/0/7 30 hits, 0 doubles, 0 triples, 12 runs, .915 Fld.%
(L) OF Stefanie Keenan 5-8   R/R 29-27 .324/0/9 11 hits, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 runs, .925 Fld.%
(R) OF Jessie Wright 5-5 Jr. R/R 32-30 .287/1/7 25 hits, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 13 runs, .943 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
(L) Amanda Opbroek 5-6   R/R 25-23 13-9 157.0 118/69 54 2.41
(R) Carissa Quider 5-4 So. R/R 13-3 2-1 43.0 17/14 15 2.44
(L) Kelly Kryzanowicz 5-11   R/R 13-11 1-11 58.2 27/34 30 3.58
(L) Stefanie Keenan 5-8   R/R 7-6 2-3 34.0 19/18 20 4.12
(R) Rachel Chartier 5-8 Jr. R/R 7-5 0-5 36.2 10/19 26 4.96

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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