10 - Rachel Wade
Rachel Wade
Height: 5-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Canton, Mich.
High School: Canton
Position: Outfield
Bats/Throws: L/R

2010 Season (Junior): Career Statistics . . . Enters the spring tied for 13th place on Bulldog career leaders chart in triples (six).

2009 Season (Sophomore): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Starting center fielder for all 45 games . . . Led the team in base hits (45), runs scored (32), triples (four), and at bats (148) . . . Ranked 50th among the national leaders in triples (4.0 avg.) and was 144th in toughest to strikeout (14.8 avg.) . . . Registered a squad second-most 12 multiple-hit games, which included a three-hit and four-hit game apiece . . . Posted a team first-place tying five multi-RBI game efforts . . . Her nine-game hitting streak (4/10-19) represented the second longest on the squad . . . Hit for a .452 average with 14 hits in 31 at bats during nine-game hitting string to go with a .677 slugging percentage . . . Generated at least a hit in 30 contests and finished the spring hitting safely in 16 of the team's final 19 encounters . . . Went 4-for-5 with a RBI in conference opener against Grand Valley State (3/30) . . . Totaled three hits in three official plate appearances with two RBIs and two runs scored at Cornerstone (3/26), highlighted by a two-run homer . . . Concluded the season hitting a .357 average (5-14) in team's four NCAA Division II Sub-Midwest Regional Tournament appearances and wrapped up the month of May batting .320 (8-25) in seven games . . . Garnered two RBIs in a game on five occasions - at Cornerstone (3/26), vs. Hillsdale (4/11), at Tiffin (4/18), at Ashland (4/19), and at Northwood (5/1) . . . Recorded two base hits each in three consecutive games (4/15-18) while hitting for a .667 average (6-9) during that span . . . Batted .325 (26-80) with 17 runs scored, seven extra-base hits, eight RBIs, and a .450 slugging percentage in 22 GLIAC outings . . . Two of her five stolen bases on the season were against Fayetteville State (3/10) at the Florida Rebel Spring Tournament . . . Chalked up a season-high three putouts at Northwood (5/1) in GLIAC Tournament opener.  

2008 Season (Redshirt Freshman): Game-By-Game Statistics . . . Started 38 of 42 outings . . . Started 24 games in right field, eight in center field, and six in left field . . . Placed eighth among team leaders with five multiple-hit games, including four two-hit performances . . . Her four multi-RBI contests tied for fifth most on the squad . . . Recorded at least one base hit in 15 contests . . . Batted .636 (7-11) during a four-game (4/19-22) hitting streak with three RBIs and four runs scored . . . Repeated her season-high four-game hit string (5/2-3) and batted a .417 average (5-12) in that span while generating a pair of second-base hits and four RBIs . . . Drove in three runs against Cornerstone (4/7) in game two of a non-league doubleheader after going two-for-four at the plate with two RBIs in the opener (4/7) . . . Produced three hits in four at bats with two RBIs and two runs scored in game two conference triumph at Tiffin (4/20) and then followed up with a two-of-three hitting effort at Northwood (4/22) in GLIAC twinbill opener . . . Had a pair of hits, including a triple, in an 8-2 league doubleheader game-one victory at Findlay (4/12) . . . Smacked a two-RBI triple against Gannon (5/3) in a 3-1 GLIAC Tournament decision . . . Belted a leadoff solo blast over the right centerfield fence in a 7-4 win over Ashland (5/3) at the conference tourney . . . Compiled a season-high three putouts at Saginaw Valley State (4/6) in a nightcap encounter . . . Posted a .333 batting average (5-15) in five GLIAC Tournament outings (5/2-3), which included two doubles, one triple, one home run, four RBIs, three runs scored, and a .800 slugging percentage.

2007 Season (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Earned all-state recognition in 2005 as a junior at second base for Canton High . . . Coached by Jim Arnold . . . A 2006 graduate . . . Hit for a .448 average as a senior with 43 hits in 96 official plate appearances in 30 games . . . Cracked six doubles and four triples while producing 21 RBIs with 28 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in final prep campaign . . . Notched 76 assists in the field with only one error in senior year . . . Twice (2004-05) honored as an all-district, all-division and all-area selection . . . Batted .464 in 34 contests during junior year with 48 base hits in 97 at bats . . . Compiled 12 RBIs and had 38 runs scored while totaling six extra-base hits as a junior in helping guide the Chiefs to a 34-1 overall record along with academic all-state team status . . . Played a key role in helping CHS win consecutive (2004-05) Western Lakes Activity Association and district championships along with a regional title in 2004 . . . Picked up honorable mention all-state and all-league kudos in 2004 as a sophomore after hitting .426 with 44 hits (seven extra-base hits) in 112 at bats for 31 outings . . . Drove in 16 runs while scoring 23 more as CHS registered a 23-8-1 overall mark for the 2004 season . . . Garnered 2003 all-division accolades in freshman year by hitting for a .345 average in 32 contests . . . Posted 32 hits, which included six triples and two doubles, in 87 official plate appearances while scoring 26 runs and racking up 13 RBIs . . . Notched a .936 fielding percentage with 48 putouts and 54 assists.

Personal: Daughter of Richard and Connie Wade . . . Born in Farmington Hills, Mich. . . . Has an older brother . . . Nickname is "Rach" . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Majoring in health care systems administration. 

Multiple Hit Games: 2008-5; 2009-12
Multiple RBI Games: 2008-4; 2009- 5 

On Deck With Wade:
Why I chose Ferris State: The softball program and academics
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: The coaches and all of the girls on the team
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make the sliding shorts comfortable
If I could meet anyone in history it would be: Princess Diana
My favorite movie: Sound of Music
Favorite Music Group: Rascal Flatts
My worst fear: sharks and feet
My advice to youngsters is: don't play for anyone but yourself
My pregame ritual is: I check my bag three times before every game to make sure I have everything
My role model is: My parents and big brother
The motto I live by: Go big or go home
My first softball memory is: going to the store with my dad to buy my red mitt for tee-ball
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: When I got my puppy Zooy
Something unusual about me is:I name all my equipment

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