2 Makenzi Peterson
Makenzi Peterson
Height: 5-4
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Big Rapids, Mich.
High School: Big Rapids
Position: Utility
Bats/Throws: R/R

2010 Season (Sophomore): Career Statistics.

2009 Season (Freshman): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Started in all 45 games with 43 coming at third base . . . Her 28 base hits total ranked tied for the sixth highest total on the squad . . . Ranked second on the squad with 24 runs scored and eighth in RBIs with 13 total . . . Finished fourth among the team leaders with eight multiple-hit game performances . . . Hit safely in 20 outings, which included a six-game hitting streak (4/8-15) . . . Batted for a .338 average (22-65) with 12 RBIs and 16 runs scored in 22 conference outings . . . Also recorded a .523 slugging percentage and had a .419 on-base percentage in GLIAC regular-season contests . . . Tallied two hits in three straight contests (4/4-5) as a part of a four-game hitting string (4/1-5) and batted .583 (7-12) with an .833 slugging percentage during that span . . . Hit .444 (8-18) during season-best six-game hit string while scoring seven runs and tallying a .722 slugging percentage . . . Belted her first career home run in game one at Grand Valley State (4/15) and scored a pair of runs . . . Went 2-of-3 at the plate with three RBIs and two runs scored in an 8-0 five-inning home league triumph over Lake Superior State (4/22) as a result of a two-run roundtripper followed by a RBI double . . . Knocked in a pair of runs and had two hits (one triple) in the second game of a GLIAC twinbill vs. Lake Superior State (4/4) . . . Had a pair of hits (one double) with a run scored against Saginaw Valley State (5/1) in GLIAC Tournament play . . . Recorded first collegiate hit against St. Cloud State (3/10) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Registered a season-best seven putouts in game two of a league twinbill against Northwood (4/8)  

High School: A four-time (2005-08) All-Central State Activities Association First-Team selection and Pioneer Dream First Teamer at Big Rapids (Mich.) High School under head coach Dawn Thompson . . . Graduated in 2008 . . . Received 2008 all-state plaudits as a senior . . . Holds Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) single-season record for most runs scored with 78 total set in senior year . . . . Member of 2008 academic all-state squad . . . Both a three-time (2006-08) all-district and all-region pick . . . Three-time (2006-08) Cardinals' Most Valuable Player and was a member of three BRHS conference championship teams . . . Garnered league all-academic accolades four years in a row (2005-08) . . . Hit for .525 average in 36 contests with 63 base hits in 120 at bats in senior year . . . Compiled 15 doubles, nine triples, six home runs, 49 RBIs, 35 stolen bases, 78 runs scored, a .950 slugging percentage, and a .872 fielding percentage in senior season . . . Attained honorable mention all-state laurels as a junior after batting .450 with 54 base hits in 120 at bats to go with 53 runs scored, six doubles, six triples, and six roundtrippers . . . Batted in 32 runs and had 19 stolen bases in 2007 season while producing a .514 on-base percentage, a .750 slugging percentage, and a .906 fielding percentage . . . Garnered all-region, all-district and team offensive and defensive Most Valuable Player honors as the Cardinals claimed both a league championship and a district title in 2007 season . . . Helped guide BRHS to a Western Waterways Athletic Conference crown and a 31-11 mark in 2006 after hitting for a .438 average with 60 hits in 137 official plate appearances . . . Totaled 12 second-base hits while notching eight triples, two home runs, 27 RBIs, 27 stolen bases, 51 runs scored, and an .873 fielding percentage en route to receiving all-region, all-district, and squad MVP Offensive Player Award accolades . . . Hit for a .453 average on 67 hits in 148 at bats as a freshman in the 2005 campaign . . . Chalked up 20 RBIs, 28 stolen bases, five doubles, six triples, 54 runs scored, and an .865 fielding percentage as 2005 team finished at 28-13 overall for the season . . . Four-year (2004-08) letterwinner in volleyball . . . Earned 12 varsity letters in four-year prep career . . . Competed in basketball (2004-08), volleyball (2004-08), and cross country (2008) at the varsity level . . . Two-year member of the National Honor Society . . . Served as a multi-year member of school's SADD, Health Education Advisory Club, and Varsity Club chapters.

Personal: Born in Big Rapids, Mich. . . . Daughter of Peter and Brendan Peterson . . . Father is a farmer and mother works as a clerk for UPS . . . Has an older sister and brother along with a younger brother . . . Nickname is "Kenzi" . . . Interests include athletics . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Majoring in nursing.

Multiple Hit Games: 2009-8
Multiple RBI Games: 2009-2

On Deck With Peterson:
My pre-game ritual: I don't have one
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Tiger Woods
My first softball memory is: Although this isn't my first memory, I struck out and started crying. My mom told me to suck it up and I don't think I struck out anymore
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball is: My teammates
Advice to youngsters: Stay confident and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something
My worst fear is: Snakes
My favorite movie is: Remember the Titans
The best professor I've had at FSU has been: Dr. Behlar
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make some of the umpires more consistant in their calls
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Meeting Lloyd Carr
Something unusual about me is: When I eat cake and ice cream, I like to mix it all up before eating it
I chose Ferris State because: It has a good nursing program and it was close to home. Also get to play softball here
Favorite music group: Brooks and Dunn
The motto I live by is: Work hard and treat others the way you want to be treated

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