4 - Rhea Flores
Rhea Flores
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Mich.
High School: Southgate Anderson
Position: Pitcher/Utility
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010 Season (Senior):  Career Statistics . . . Ranks tied for ninth place among Ferris State's all-time home runs leaders with nine career roundtrippers.

2009 Season (Junior): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Received All-GLIAC Second-Team recognition . . . Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team . . . Finished campaign leading the Bulldogs in home runs (six) while ranking second on the squad in both base hits (43) and RBIs (25) . . . Tied for team fifth-place honors with 19 runs scored . . . Racked up a team third-most 11 multiple-hit games . . . Produced a squad-high tying five multi-RBI contests . . . Started the season with a team third-best tying six-game hitting string (3/8-12) and batted a .500 average (6-12) with an .833 slugging percentage in those initial six contests . . . Recorded at least a base hit in 30 contests . . . Wrapped up the season hitting safely in eight of FSU's last 10 contests and batted .313 (10-32) with three homers, seven RBIs, and a .656 slugging percentage . . . Totaled three hits in four at bats with a RBI vs. Stonehill (3/8) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tournament tilt . . . Went 3-for-4 in batting with two homers (solo and two-run roundtrippers) and a career game-high five RBIs in game two of a league doubleheader vs. Lake Superior State (4/22) . . . Generated a five-game hitting streak (4/19-5/1) and hit at a .438 clip (7-16) with three home runs and six RBIs in span . . . Turned in a .444 hitting average (8-18) during a five-game period while totaling two hits per outing in four of the five contests . . . Batted for a season-best .333 average (17-51) with three homers, 11 RBIs, and a 529 slugging percentage in 15 March outings . . . Posted a .323 hitting average (21-65) while generating two roundtrippers, 12 RBI, 10 runs score, and a .477 slugging percentage in 20 April encounters . . . Notched a .315 hitting average (23-73) in 22 GLIAC games while chalking up seven extra-base hits, 15 RBIs, 11 runs scored, and a .493 slugging percentage . . . Made four appearances in the pitching circle all in a relief capacity, but didn't register a decision . . . Threw a season-best three innings of relief at Cornerstone (3/26) and fanned one while scattering three hits . . . Stuck out a season-high three batters vs. Fayetteville State (3/10) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tourney encounter.    

2008 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree . . . Started in 24 of 32 contests, all as a designated player . . . Her .288 batting average ranked fifth highest on the squad . . . Ranked ninth among team leaders with four multi-hit game efforts and had two multiple-RBI game performances . . . Turned in a 3-for-3 hitting effort in opener of a GLIAC doubleheader versus Gannon (3/29), which included a double and a run scored . . . Racked up a combined four hits in seven official plate appearances with four RBIs in league twinbill at Northwood (4/5) . . . Belted a two-run homer and had a double in a 14-6 five-inning game-one decision at Northwood (4/5) and then cracked a solo roundtripper in game two of a 9-5 victory over the Timberwolves (4/5) . . . Produced two base hits in as many at bats with a RBI and two runs scored against New Haven (3/15) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Registered at least one base hit in 15 contests and generated a four-game hitting streak (4/19-26) . . . Hit for a .300 average (9-30) and had a .600 slugging percentage in 13 GLIAC contests . . . Generated three doubles, two homers, four RBIs, and six runs scored in those conference matchups . . . Went 2-of-3 against nationally-ranked Wayne State (3/10) in a NCAA Division II Great Lakes Regional contest . . . Singled against St. Edward's, Texas (3/15) for lone hit in the NCAA-II National Championship Tourney . . . Made five pitching appearances while posting a 1-0 mark with a 2.06 earned run average in 17.0 innings . . . Earned first collegiate win in a 13-2 non-league home victory over Cornerstone (4/7), allowing six hits and striking out five in five innings of work . . . Fanned five hitters in three innings of relief at Findlay (4/12) in the opening game of a GLIAC doubleheader . . . Recorded three strikeouts and didn't allow a hit in two-innings of scoreless relief in 10-0 conference home win over Mercyhurst (3/30).

2007 Season (Freshman): Saw action in 20 games with starts in seven . . . Started four contests in right field . . . Placed fourth in team batting with a .318 average (7-22) . . . Went 4-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in an 8-3 win over Hillsdale (3/24) at the Wayne State Invitational . . . Smacked first collegiate home run against Hillsdale (3/24) with a two-run third-inning blast . . . A single versus Lewis, Ill. (3/3) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament represented her initial collegiate base hit . . . Strung together a three-game (3/24) hitting streak all at the Wayne State Invite . . . Recorded a single apiece against Findlay (3/24) and host Wayne State (3/24) . . . Drove in a run in the Bulldogs' 4-0 non-conference triumph over Wayne State (3/24) in a Wayne State Invitational contest . . . Also some playing time as a pitcher . . . Struck out a season-high three in three-innings of one-hit relief versus Northern State, S.D. (3/9) to earn a save in debut . . . Fanned two batters apiece in final three pitching appearances . . . Tossed two-innings of hitless relief against Lake Superior State (4/1) in GLIAC twinbill opener and gave up one hit in two frames versus Findlay (4/15) in opening game of a conference doubleheader . . . Lone start was at Aquinas (4/18) in game two of a non-conference doubleheader and allowed one hit in two innings. 

High School: A three-sport team captain at Southgate (Mich.) Anderson High School and a 2006 graduate . . . Lettered three seasons (2004-06) apiece in softball, basketball, and volleyball . . . Compiled a 3-4 mark in the pitching circle as a senior for head coach Rick Kruger's team to go with a 0.29 ERA in 49.0 innings . . . Recorded 63 strikeouts and three shutouts in seven appearances during senior year . . . Batted .333 with 11 base hits in 33 official plate appearances . . . Posted three doubles, one home run, eight RBIs, and a .486 on-base percentage in final prep campaign . . . Played an integral part in SAHS winning the Division I Mega Red District Championship as a junior . . . Chosen as the Southgate News Herald's Athlete of the Week in 2004 softball season during sophomore year . . . Competed for the age 18 and Under ASA Nationals in summer 2005 after taking part in the 2004 16 and Under USSSA Fastpitch World Series . . . Earned all-region and Southgate News Herald All-Area Team honors in volleyball as a senior . . . Received all-conference kudos in 2004 season as sophomore and helped guide team to a league district championship title . . . Played for Michigan Elite National Volleyball Club which traveled throughout the East Coast . . . Attained honorable mention all-conference laurels in basketball during senior campaign . . . Helped SAHS win a Division I Mega Red District Championship crown as a junior in the 2004 season . . . Also was a member of the 18 Under Kalamazoo (Mich.) Klash softball team which played in states from New York to Georgia . . . Involved in the Big Sisters Club one year (2005) and the Class Congress for three years (2004-06).

Personal: Born in Dearborn, Mich. . . . Daughter of Ruben Flores and Helen Porath . . . Has three older sisters . . . Interests include basketball, volleyball and softball . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Dental Hygiene major.

Multiple Hit Games: 2007-1; 2008-4; 2009-11
Multiple RBI Games: 2007-1; 2008-2; 2009-5

On Deck With Flores:
Why I chose Ferris State: The education programs and the team
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: I'm on the team
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: No consequences for losing
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
My favorite movie: Corky Romano
My worst fear: losing loved ones
Something unusual about me is that: I really like the Disney Channel
My pregame ritual is: seeing myself doing well on the field
My role model is: My older sister Jennifer
The motto I live by: Luck is nothing but preparation and opportunity
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Spending 2006 Spring Break with my friends
My first softball memory is: hitting a ball into a little boy's kneecap during t-ball

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