20 - Lindsey Pettit
Lindsey Pettit
Height: 5-8
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Portland, Mich.
High School: Portland
Position: First Base-Outfield
Bats/Throws: L/L

College: Two-year (2008-09 and 2009-10) letterwinner on Ferris State's women's basketball team.

High School: A two-time (2007-08) all-state first-team selection at Portland High School . . . Graduated in 2008 and was class valedictorian . . . Coached by Jack Anderson . . . Attained honorable mention all-state accolades in 2006 sophomore campaign . . . Earned All-Capital Area Activities Conference, all-region, and all-district honors all four years (2005-08) . . . Earned team Most Valuable Player Award laurels in both 2007 and 2008 . . . Selected the Red Raiders' Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Player three years in a row (2006-08) . . . Served as team captain in 2008 senior season and batted .455 (61-134) with five home runs, nine doubles, seven triples, and 34 RBIs in 45 games . . . Scored 45 runs and had 21 stolen bases while recording a .739 slugging percentage and a .529 on-base percentage in senior campaign . . . Hit for a .398 average (51-128) to go with 14 doubles, nine triples, four home runs, 43 RBIs, 39 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases in 43 outings as a junior in 2007 . . . Produced a .742 slugging percentage and a .455 on-base percentage in 2007 season . . . Helped PHS to a pair (2007-08) of state semifinalist finishes and a two (2007-08) straight regional titles . . . Played a key role in Red Raiders' winning four (2005-08) district tournament championships and three (2005-07) conference crowns . . . An Academic all-stater and a four-year starter in basketball ... Prepped by Ray Kimball ... Four-time All-Area pick . . . Team MVP Award recipient . . . Also lettered four years in volleyball . . . Claimed Class B All-State Special Mention laurels in basketball . . . Led team to Class B Semifinals and 22-1 record in 2008 . . .  A Lansing State Journal "Dream Team" pick & newspaper's Female Athlete of the Year . . . An All-state honoree and an all-conference pick. . . Member of S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and the National Honor Society . . .  Detroit News & Detroit Free Press First Team All-State (captain).

Personal: Daughter of Dave and Tammy Pettit of Portland, Mich. . . . Born in Lansing, Mich. . . .  Enjoys basketball, softball and volleyball . . . Her father is employed in sales while her mother works for the State of Michigan . . . Has two younger brothers . . . Majoring in biology.

On Deck With Pettit:
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: my teammates
My advice to youngsters is: never give up when things are hard.  Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something
My favorite movie: The Notebook
My worst fear: snakes
My role model is: My grandpa Davids and grandpa Pettit
The motto I live by: The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: Being the valedictorian of my graduating class
If I could meet anyone in history, it would be: Princess Diana

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