Softball

2005 FERRIS STATE SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,803
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: 582-553-3 (.513)
Conference All-Time Record: 205-198 (.509)
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: 225-146-1 (7 yrs.)
Career Record: 225-146-1 (7 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
Student Assistant Coach: Nicki Merchant
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
2004 Overall Record: 24-21-1 (12-6-0 home; 8-3-1 away; 4-12-0 neutral)
2004 GLIAC Final Placing: 3rd
2004 GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 14-6/3rd
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/5
Position Players Returning/Lost: 8/5
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 3/0
Newcomers: 7
Top Returning Players:
Emily McLean . . . . 2004 All-GLIAC Second Team
Rachel Chartier . . . . 2004 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention

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 Sr. R/R 36-30 .240/1/16 25 hits, 6 doubles, 16 runs, 1.000 Fld.%
(L) 1B Nicki Merchant 5-8 R/R 46-46 .340/3/25 53 hits, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 23 runs, .993 Fld.%
(R) 2B Lindsay Riskovitch 5-6 Jr. R/R 46-46 .241/1/14 32 hits, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 16 runs, .948 Fld.%
(R) SS Navreet Gill 5-4 Sr. R/R 46-46 .254/0/12 34 hits, 4 doubles, 1 triples, 18 runs, .913 Fld.%
(L) 3B Dana Conklin 5-8 R/R 46-43 .301/1/18 40 hits, 7 doubles, 0 triples, 20 runs, .932 Fld.%
(R) OF Jessica Jaroniewski 5-3 Jr. L/R 44-44 .239/0/3 28 hits, 0 doubles, 0 triples, 15 runs, .970 Fld.%
(R) OF Emily McLean 5-5 Jr. R/R 38-36 .308/1/19 36 hits, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 15 runs, .946 Fld.%
(L) OF Jessie Wright 5-5 R/R 40-38 .315/0/9 41 hits, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 21 runs, .960 Fld.%
(L) DP Danielle Maxwell 5-4 L/R 38-32 .422/0/20 43 hits, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 9 runs, .569 Slg.%


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) Rachel Chartier 5-8 Sr. R/R 27-21 11-7 (1) 141.0 46/45 36 1.79
(R) Carissa Quider 5-4 Jr. R/R 17-13 6-6 69.0 11/24 24 2.43
(R) Jenna Thiede 5-5 So. R/R 27-12 7-8 (5) 113.0 45/32 46 2.85

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/1460 AM
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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