#2 - Sam Ritsema
Position: SS/2B
Year: So.
Hometown: Hudsonville, Mich.
High School: Hudsonville
Height: 5-5
Major(s): Undeclared
Bats/Throws: R/R

Career Stats-Batting/Fielding (Click on season for game-by-game stats.)
YEAR GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB SO OB% SH SB-A PO A E FLD%
2011 31-31 .314 102 24 32 5 0 3 13 .451 10 23 .375 1 6-10 48 79 11 .920
2012 33-33 .245 94 21 23 4 1 7 16 .532 10 18 .324 1 1-1 48 65 10 .919
TOTALS 64-64 .281 196 45 55 9 1 10 29 .490 20 41 .350 2 7-11 96 144 21 .920

 

Career Highs (through 2012)
OFFENSE NO. OPPONENT / DATE
Hits 4 vs. Carthage College on March 30, 2011
Runs 4 vs. Carthage College on March 30, 2011
RBI 4 Three Times (last vs. Knox College on April 21, 2012)
Total Bases 8 vs. Knox College on April 21, 2012
Stolen Bases 1 Many Times (last vs. Anderson University on March 17, 2012)
DEFENSE NO. OPPONENT / DATE
Putouts 5 vs. Mount Union University on March 7, 2011
Assists 8 vs. Carthage College on March 30, 2011

 

Awards
YEAR AWARDS
2011 1st varsity letter
Forester Athlete of the Week (March 10)
2012 2nd varsity letter
Academic All-Midwest Conference

 

Other Notables
YEAR NOTES
2011 Played in and started all but one of the Foresters' 32 games
Led the team in runs scored and assists, tied for second in stolen bases, and ranked fourth in base hits
Had at least one base hit in 24 of 31 appearances with six multi-hit games
Singled, stole a base, and scored in season opener against Webster University on March 6
Belted first career home run against Trine University on March 6
Hit a grand slam against Greensboro College on March 9
Went 4-for-5 with a home run, four runs scored, and two RBI in game two against Carthage College on March 30
Had an eight-game hitting streak from April 2-10
Batted .400 (6-for-15) with four walks and two doubles in five Midwest Conference Classic games April 9-10
2012 Started all but two of the team's agmes at shortstop
Led the team and Midwest Conference in home runs while tying the fifth-highest total in program history
Also tied for first on the team in runs scored and second in RBI
Finished second on the squad in total bases and assists, fourth in putouts, and tied-for-fourth in walks
Had five multi-hit games on the season
Hit a double and a grand slam against College of Mount St. Joseph on March 12
Handled 41 consecutive chances in the field without an error during 13-game span from March 15-April 1
Belted home runs at the University of Chicago on March 26 and against Robert Morris University on April 1
Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in 3-1 victory over Beloit College on April 14
Homered twice and tied a season-high with four runs batted in during game two against Knox College on April 21
Went 2-for-4 with a home run in season finale against Monmouth College on May 5
Finished second season tied for ninth in team history in career home runs 


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