1 - Amanda Harrington
Amanda Harrington
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Joseph, Mich.
High School: Stevensville-Lakeshore
Position: Second Base
Bats/Throws: L/R

2010 Season (Senior): Career Statistics . . . Enters the season ranking tied for 11th place on Ferris State's all-time leaders chart in home runs runs (eight), 16th in batting average (.298), 19th in doubles (25), tied for 21st in stolen bases (17), tied for 24th in base hits (125), tied for 25th in RBIs (52), 28th in at bats (420), and 29th in games played (141).

2009 Season (Junior): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Assocaition (NFCA) Division II All-Midwest Region First Team . . . A Daktronics, Inc. All-Midwest Region First-Team selection . . . Earned All-GLIAC First-Team recognition . . . Started in all 45 contests exclusively at second base . . . Placed third among team leaders in both base hits (36) and runs scored (22) . . . Totaled a squad second-most tying eight doubles while tying for sixth place in RBIs (15) . . . Stole a team-high tying six bases in nine attempts . . . Recorded both a team-leading and career season-high 13 multiple-hit games, which included 11 two-hit game performances . . . Ranked 135th nationally in walks per game (0.44 avg.) . . . Her 12 sacrifice hits tied for the third most among the program's career single-season leaders . . . Tallied at least a hit in 21 contests which featured a five-game hitting streak (4/8-11) . . . Hit a month-best .311 in 20 April contests with 19 hits (six doubles) in 61 at bats and posted a .459 slugging percentage . . . Generated a .302 batting average as a result of 13 hits (two doubles) in 43 official plate appearances for 18 March encounters . . . Began the season hitting for a .533 average (8-15) in initial five appearances and recorded a four-game hitting string (3/7-9) in five-game stretch . . . Went 2-of-4 with a two-run home run and three RBIs in the opening game of a conference doubleheader at Saginaw Valley State (4/1) . . . Smacked a solo shot vs. Saginaw Valley State (5/1) in a GLIAC Tournament contest . . . Compiled three hits in a contest twice - vs. Stonehill (3/8) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament and against Lake Superior State (4/4) in the opener of a league twinbill . . . Put together three consecutive two-hit game efforts (4/22-5/1) while hitting at a .500 clip (6-12) during that span . . . Five of the last six games in which she tallied a hit were two-hit performances . . . Batted a .294 average (20-68) in 22 GLIAC outings with six doubles, eight RBIs, 13 runs scored, and a .426 slugging percentage.  

2008 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . A second-team All-GLIAC selection . . . Made 50 starts at second base in 51 games played . . . Finished tied for second on team in batting average (.325) and on-base percentage (.430) while placing third in doubles (12), sacrifice hits (seven), and slugging percentage (.470) . . . Ranked fourth among squad's leaders in base hits (49) and runs scored (29) while her 15 RBIs marked the fifth highest output . . . Totaled a team second-best tying five stolen bases . . . Chalked up a team fourth-place 13 multiple-hit game performances, which included 12 two-hit contests . . . Placed 60th among the nation's statistical leaders in walks with a 0.55 per game average . . . Recorded a squad-leading 12-game hitting streak and batted .455 (15-33) during that period with an .879 slugging percentage (six doubles, one triple, and two home runs) . . . Began the campaign by hitting safely in 15 of her initial 21 contests for a .365 average (23-63) . . . Produced at least a hit in 35 games . . . Went 3-for-3 with a run scored against nationally-ranked Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (3/13) in a Florida Rebel Spring Tournament contest . . . Turned in a 2-of-3 hitting effort at Tiffin (4/20) in nightcap with three RBI and two runs scored, highlighted by a three-run third-inning double in a 16-3 game-two conference victory . . . Recorded two hits, including a triple, in four official at-bats in season opener versus St. Joseph's, Ind. (3/8) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tourney . . . Collected two hits in five at bats in a 1-0 15-inning win over Lewis (5/9) at the NCAA-II Great Lakes Region Tournament . . . Smacked a leadoff solo homer in opening tilt of a GLIAC doubleheader at Tiffin (4/20) and second roundtripper of the season was also a leadoff solo shot at Northwood (4/22) in game one of conference twinbill . . . Notched a season-high five putouts with three assists against Upper Iowa (3/10) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Generated a .379 hitting average (22-58) in 20 GLIAC encounters with nine doubles, one triple, nine RBIs, 17 runs scored, a .569 slugging percentage, and a .748 on-base percentage . . . Hit for a .345 average (20-58) in 19 March outings and batted .373 in (22-59) in 20 April encounters.

2007 Season (Freshman): Started in all 45 contests played in exclusively at second base . . . Posted a .276 batting average (40-145) and her 40 base hits were the fifth most on the team . . . Ranked second on the squad in runs scored (31), fourth in home runs (four), sixth in RBI (18), seventh in slugging percentage (.421), and ninth in doubles (five) . . . Hit .274 (17-62) in 20 conference encounters while racking up four home runs, 11 RBI, 16 runs scored, and a .484 slugging percentage . . . Had a team fifth-best 10 multiple-hit games, including six two-hit game outings and four three-hit contests . . . Produced a personal single-season best six-game hitting streak twice -- (3/4-7) and (4/1-16) . . . Hit safely in 26 contests, which included tallying at least a hit in eight of her final 12 games . . . Batted .500 (10-20) in first six-game (3/4-7) hitting string with two triples, four RBI, five runs scored, a .700 slugging percentage, and a .545 on-base percentage . . . Went on another six-game (4/1-16) hitting tear by batting .476 (10-21) with four homers, nine RBI, a 1.095 slugging percentage, and a .542 on-base percentage . . . Clubed four homers in a three-game (4/15-16) stretch . . . Belted a pair of leadoff solo home runs in the second and fifth innings in a 10-0 five-inning league home triumph over Findlay (4/15) . . . Cleared the home fences with a first-inning solo shot in a 5-3 game-one league triumph versus Ashland (4/16) and then connected in the twinbill's second game with a two-run third-inning blast in leading FSU to a 10-2 six-inning win over the Eagles (4/16) . . . Went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a RBI, and a triple against Northern Kentucky (3/7) at Florida Rebel Spring Tournament and another 3-of-3 hitting performance versus Findlay (3/25) at Wayne State Invitational to go with three runs scored and a RBI.

High School: Three-time (2004-06) all-state performer at Stevensville (Mich.)-Lakeshore High School . . . A 2006 graduate . . . Coached by Denny Dock . . . Concluded four-year prep career with a .368 batting average (178-484) and 46 RBIs . . . Hit for a .455 average with 60 hits in 132 official plate appearances during senior year . . . Scored 44 runs to go with 12 doubles, nine triples, 19 RBIs, five stolen bases, and a .971 fielding percentage as a senior as SLHS advanced to the state quarterfinals . . . Had 46 hits in 129 at bats for a .357 hitting average in junior season while scoring 37 runs and posting 14 RBI . . . Paced the 2005 squad in stolen bases with 22 and produced a .961 fielding percentage as team won a district title . . . As a sophomore in 2004, batted .331 with 43 hits in 130 at bats as team captured the state championship title . . . Tallied 31 runs, three doubles, seven RBIs, 10 stolen bases, and had a .966 fielding percentage . . . Participated four years in basketball . . . Involved in young life program for four years.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Theresa Harrington . . . Born in St. Joseph, Mich. . . . Has two older brothers . . . Nickname is "Harr" . . . FSU Letters: Three . . . Majoring in social work.

Multiple Hit Games: 2007-10; 2008-13; 2009-13
Multiple RBI Games: 2007-4; 2008-2; 2009-1

On Deck With Harrington:
Why I chose Ferris State: Seemed like a good fit
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: the people
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make the games longer
My favorite movie: Nothing To Lose
My worst fear: losing and spiders
My pregame ritual is: visualize
My Favorite music group: Rascal Flatts
My role model is: My brother
The motto I live by: Everything happens for a reason
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Visiting Mexico
My first softball memory is: playing on the Lakeshore's All-Star Team

 

 

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