Softball

2007 FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 12,578
softballbanner Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Field/Capacity: FSU Varsity Softball Field/250
Pressbox Phone: (231) 250-2677
Dimensions: (Left Field)200 - (Center Field)210 - (Right Field) 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: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director For Advancement: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
E-Mail: keglerb@ferris.edu
Events, Facilities & Marketing Manager: Mike Haggerty (Michigan State, 2000)
E-Mail: haggerm1@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: 639-599-3 (.516)
Conference All-Time Record: 228-215 (.515)
Number of Years in NCAA National 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: Four/2005
Result: Won 2-0 vs. Northwood (5/12/05 at Highland Heights, Ky.), Lost 9-1 at Northern Kentucky (5/12/05 at Highland Heights, Ky.), Lost 8-5 vs. West Virginia Wesleyan (5/13/05 at Highland Heights, Ky.)

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director (Softball Contact): Joe Gorby
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
E-Mail: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications Director: Rob Bentley
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
E-Mail: 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: 282-192-1 (9 yrs.)
Career Record: 282-192-1 (9 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
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Michelle Ignatowski
Student Assistant Coach: Jessica Jaroniewski
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
2006 Overall Record: 26-26-0 (6-6-0 home; 10-8-0 away; 10-12-0 neutral)
2006 GLIAC Final Placing: 7thT
2006 GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 10-10-0/6thT
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/6
Position Players Returning/Lost: 7/5
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 3/1
Newcomers: 9
Top Returning Players:
Laura Crower . . . . 2005 All-GLIAC Second Team
Katie Kraai . . . . 2005 All-NCAA Great Lakes Region Tournament Team

Starters Returning (R) and Lost (L)
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R/L Pos. Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs Avg./HR/RBI Other
(R) C Krystle Bailey5-4 R/R 52-51 .271/1/28 45 hits, 6 doubles, 13 runs, .325 Slg.%, .979 Fld.%
(R) 1B Laura Crower 5-9 Sr. R/R 52-49 .243/3/23 34 hits, 9 doubles, 25 runs, .371 Slg.%, .979 Fld.%
(L) 2B Lindsay Riskovitch 5-6 R/R 52-52 .319/1/25 53 hits, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 31 runs, .416 slg%, .960 Fld.%
(R) SS McKenzie West 5-9 So. R/R 52-52 .294/5/25 45 hits, 13 doubles, 26 runs, .477 slg%, .861 Fld.%
(R) 3B Katie Kraai 5-9 Jr. R/R 52-52 .220/1/16 35 hits, 8 doubles, 16 runs, .289 slg%, .938 Fld.%
(L) CF Jessica Jaroniewski 5-3 L/R 52-52 .248/0/10 36 hits, 1 triple, 28 runs, .262 slg%, .933 Fld.%
(L) LF Emily McLean 5-5 R/R 52-52 .399/7/42 71 hits, 19 doubles, 4 triples, 32 runs, .669 slg%, .978 Fld.%
(R) RF Megan Brink 5-6 Jr. R/R 47-33 .195/0/4 8 hits, 13 runs, .195 slg%, .971 Fld.%
(R) DP Amanda Jager 5-7 So. R/R 40-36 .301/3/11 25 hits, 4 doubles, 15 runs, .458 Slg.%


Pitchers (3+ 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) Carissa Quider 5-4 R/R 22/11 8-1 (1) 84.0 22/18 27 2.25
(R) Sarah Mueller 5-5 So. L/R 24/23 12-12 147.2 87/29 44 2.09
(R) Amanda Jager 5-7 So. R/R 20/16 5-11 93.0 69/37 47 3.54
(R) Jenna Thiede 5-5 Sr. R/R 6/2 1-2 (1) 19.1 9/8 4 1.45
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