2014 UCCS Softball Roster > Amanda Ritchie

Amanda Ritchie

Number17
ClassJr.
PositionP
Height5-8
HometownMachesney Park, Ill.
Prev. SchoolIllinois-Chicago
Bats/ThrowsB/R

Statistics

Batting Statistics
Season     AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD% 
2006      .000   3-2      4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0  .000   1   0   1   0  .200   0   0   0-0      3  36   1  .975
2005      .095  13-6     21   0   2   0   0   0   2    2  .095   0   0   4   1  .095   0   0   0-0     15  16   2  .939

Pitching Statistics
Season    ERA   W-L   APP  GS  CG SHO/CBO SV    IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  2B  3B  HR   AB B/Avg   WP HBP  BK  SFA SHA
2006     3.05  19-5    29  21  17   4/0    1 149.0 153  80  65  59 150  15   1  31  590  .259   21  18   0    3  11
2005     3.59   2-5    18   6   2   0/0    2  54.2  48  35  28  41  57   7   0   7  207  .232   13   4   0    1   4

Fielding Statistics
Season      C   PO   A   E   FLD%  DPs  SBA CSB   SBA%   PB  CI
2006       40    3  36   1   .975    0    5   6   .455    0   0
2005       33   15  16   2   .939    2    3   3   .500    0   0

Notes:

2006: Was named RMAC pitcher of the week three times, the most ever by a UCCS softball player ... Earned second-team All-RMAC honors ... Set a new UCCS single-game strikeout record when she fanned 14 batters at Fort Hays State on March 5 ... Duplicated the feat at Adams State on March 25 ... Missed three weeks with a rib injury ... Despite that, her 150 strikeouts on the season was the second-best mark in UCCS history ... Also tied for second on the school's single season wins list with 19 ... Is second in career strikeouts with 207 ... Was second in the RMAC with 7.05 strikeouts per game.

2005: Was at her best late in the season, throwing six innings of two-hit ball with seven strikeouts in the RMAC playoffs ... Allowed no earned runs with six strikeouts in a six inning outing against New Mexico Highlands on May 1 ... Earned one of her two wins on the season with 4.1 innings of shutout ball against Regis on April 16 ... Finished the season with a 3.59 ERA ... Struck out 57 batters in only 54.2 innings ... Also posted two saves.

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Transferred from Division I Illinois-Chicago, where her team was Horizon League champions both of her seasons there ... Flames were also a regional qualifier both seasons ... Injuries kept her from playing in 2003 and 2004 ... Was named first-team All-Northern Illinois Conference as a third baseman as a high school senior ... Was honorable mention All-NIC as a pitcher the previous year ... Starred on a Harlem High School team that won the conference and sectional championships three consecutive years ... Was also a member of two conference champion volleyball teams ... Won the President's Award for Academic Excellence after ranking 13th out of 370 students in her class as a senior ... Was named MVP of her summer traveling team, Shraider's Raiders, in 1999 when she led the team in home runs, RBI and assists.

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Mechanical Engineering ... Has a brother, Mark ... Wants to become a systems programmer and engineer at an aerospace company ... Also plans to continue her flying lessons with the hope of becoming an astronaut ... Enjoys flying, camping, yoga, reading, hiking, snowboarding, astronomy and listening to music ... Also knows how to knit, sew, play guitar, cook and write ... Parents are Mark and Deborah Ritchie ... Born November 21, 1981.

Stories featuring Amanda Ritchie

April 26, 2011Smith Named RMAC Pitcher of the WeekIt took five years and 20 days, but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has a Rocky Mountain Athletic Pitcher of the Week again. The conference announced Tuesday that UCCS junior Becca Smith received the honor.
November 20, 2006Fitzgerald wins writing contestThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was notified Monday the assistant athletic director/sports information director Doug Fitzgerald had won the 2005-06 CoSIDA Fred W. Stabley Sr. national writing contest in the Event Coverage category.
August 10, 2006UCCS Softball Camps Continue to GrowSouthern Colorado's largest softball camp, which took place Aug. 7-10 at Mountain Lion Field on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus, had another successful turnout with approximately 101 campers in attendance.
May 7, 2006Carlson, Five Others Honored by RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs outfielder Brittni Carlson was named first-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the conference announced Friday.
May 6, 2006UCCS Stays Alive in RMAC TournamentLindsay Shandera hit a three-run home run to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a come-from-behind 8-6 victory over the Adams State Grizzlies Friday afternoon, allowing the Mountain Lions to stay alive in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
May 6, 2006Satisfaction Trumps Disappointment as Season EndsThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team's season came to an end Saturday afternoon with an 11-9 loss to the Colorado State Thunderwolves in the semifinals of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament at Regis Field. The Mountain Lions reached the semifinals with a 9-4 win over the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers Saturday morning.
April 30, 2006Senior Day True to its Name in SweepThree University of Colorado at Colorado Springs seniors celebrated Senior Day by hitting home runs to lift the Mountain Lions to an 11-6 victory over the Fort Lewis Skyhawks in Sunday's second game and give UCCS a sweep of the day's doubleheader.
April 29, 2006Cade's Gem Leads to SplitUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs freshman Kym Cade and Fort Lewis sophomore Monica Chavez swapped shutouts as the Mountain Lions and the Skyhawks split Saturday's doubleheader.
April 23, 2006Hitting, Defense Lacking as Regis Completes SweepThanks to plenty of help from Mountain Lions miscues, the Regis Rangers completed their four-game sweep of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Sunday with 12-4 and 6-0 wins.
April 22, 2006First Inning Blues Lead to Fourth Straight LossRegis scored seven runs in the opening inning, four in the first game and three in the second, as the Rangers swept the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 7-1 and 9-0 Saturday at Regis Field.
April 19, 2006Sweep by CSU-Pueblo a Low Point for UCCSJenifer Papik and Savannah Byers hit back-to-back home runs twice in the same game Wednesday as the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves swept the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 10-6 and 11-2 at Mountain Lion Field.
April 15, 2006Message Received; UCCS Sweeps KearneyUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson challenged a couple of his players after Friday's split with the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers. It was the coach's contention that the players were not producing at the level at which they were capable.
April 14, 2006Split Highlighted by 16 HomersThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers combined for 16 home runs, including a school-record 11 in the second game, as the teams split their doubleheader Friday at Mountain Lion Field.
April 9, 2006Gaffes Waste Ritchie's EffortRitchie pitched 11 brilliant innings, earning a five-inning shutout victory in the opener, before finally running out of gas in her 12th frame as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs had to settle for a disappointing split with the Colorado School of Mines Orediggers at CSM Softball Field.
April 8, 2006Split Could Hurt Regional HopesThe Orediggers hung a potentially damaging 5-1 loss upon the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Saturday’s second game, one that will be visible to the already fickle voters of the South Central Region. The Mountain Lions won the first game 4-0.
April 6, 2006Ritchie Gets Third Pitcher of the Week AwardAmanda Ritchie of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week for the third time this season, the conference announced Thursday.
April 2, 2006Carlson Breaks UCCS RBI Record in Split with Mesa StateBrittni Carlson broke the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs career RBI record as the Mountain Lions earned a split with Mesa State Sunday to finish the four-game series with three wins.
April 1, 2006Ledford Has a Birthday Bash (or Two) in UCCS Sweep of Mesa StateThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs might find itself wishing that Savannah Ledford's birthday came more than once a year.
March 29, 2006Split vs. CSU-Pueblo Keeps Steel and Silver Lead at EightLindsay Shandera's three-run home run keyed a four-run fifth inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs took a 5-1 decision from the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves in Wednesday's opener at Rawlings Sports Complex. CSU-Pueblo came back to salvage a split with a 9-5 win in the nightcap.
March 26, 2006Split Ends UCCS' 13-Game StreakSonia Reyes' grand slam was the biggest of 13 hits as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs won a 10-8 slugfest in Sunday's opener and went on to split with the Adams State Grizzlies.
March 25, 2006Ritchie Matches Own Strikeout RecordALAMOSA â€" Apparently, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs record book isnâ€TMt big enough for Amanda Ritchie.
March 25, 2006Reyes' Clutch Hit Seals WinSonia Reyes belted a clutch, bases-clearing double in the top of the seventh inning as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs edged Adams State 6-5 and completed a two-game sweep of the Grizzlies Saturday at ASC Softball Field.
March 23, 2006Ritchie Named Pitcher of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitcher Amanda Ritchie was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pitcher of the week, the conference announced Thursday.
March 19, 2006Cleland, Ritchie Lead UCCS to 10th Straight WinSarah Cleland had five RBIs and Amanda Ritchie was “wildly effective” Sunday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team won its 10th straight game, 7-1 over the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at Mountain Lion Field.
March 18, 2006Cleland Punishes Screwball in UCCS SweepSarah Cleland hit a clutch, three-run home run to lift the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 4-2 win in the opening game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets at Mountain Lion Field.
March 16, 2006Ota Named Player of the WeekUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs right fielder Janine Ota was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference player of the week for the week of March 6-12, the conference announced Thursday.
March 12, 2006Ritchie Shines in Sweep of Panhandle StateAmanda Ritchie pitched nine scoreless innings, earning a win and a save, as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team improved to 13-1 with a 5-0, 8-3 sweep of the Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggies Sunday at Mountain Lion Field.
March 11, 2006Sweep of Panhandle State Builds Upon Best-Ever UCCS StartThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team built upon the best start in school history Saturday with an 11-2, 9-4 sweep of the Oklahoma Panhandle State Lady Aggies at Mountain Lion Field.
March 9, 2006Ota, Cleland Each Go Deep Twice in Sweep of Colorado CollegeJanine Ota and Sarah Cleland each hit two home runs and Kym Cade threw a five-inning, two-hit shutout as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions swept the Tigers Thursday evening at Mountain Lion Field.
March 5, 2006UCCS Salvages Split at HaysThe Mountain Lions dropped their first game of the season, a 6-3 loss to the Fort Hays State Tigers in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader at Hays, Kan. UCCS came back decisively in the second game with an 8-0 decision shortened to five innings because of the NCAA's run rule.
March 4, 2006Ritchie Snaps Strikeout Record in SweepAmanda Ritchie struck out a school-record 14 batters to help the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs improve to 6-0 with a 7-5, 12-4 sweep of the Fort Hays State Tigers Saturday at Hays, Kan.
March 3, 2006Mountain Lions Earn Double HonorUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball players Brittni Carlson and Amanda Ritchie were named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's softball player and pitcher of the week, the conference announced Friday.
February 26, 2006Carlson'a 13 RBIs Complete SweepA memo for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference coaches who opted to leave University of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Brittni Carlson off the preseason all-conference team: Big mistake. Monumental.
February 25, 2006Softball Opens Season with Sweep of HighlandsAfter one weekend, the 2006 version of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team looked a lot like the 2004 and 2005 versions.
January 29, 20062006 Softball PreviewHaving lost seven seniors, including four All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference performers and the reigning NCAA home run record holder, many expect the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team to take a step backward in 2006. That notion brings a smile, or maybe more of a smirk, to Mountain Lions' coach Scott Peterson's face.
May 7, 2005Loss in RMAC title game ends seasonA season of promise ended Saturday as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball team was eliminated from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.
May 6, 2005Familiar challenge faces Mountain LionsWell, this looks familiar.
May 1, 2005Split with Highlands ends regular seasonThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs concluded its regular-season schedule Sunday with a doubleheader split against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls at Las Vegas, N.M. The Mountain Lions won the first game 11-4 and lost the nightcap 7-1.
April 17, 2005Regis sweeps UCCS Sunday, salvages series splitDuring the 2005 season, there have been good Mountain Lions and bad Mountain Lions. Sunday, the bad Mountain Lions made an appearance.
April 16, 2005Krebs Breaks Record in Sweep of RegisCrystal Krebs hit three home runs to break the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs single-season school record and lead the Mountain Lions to a 10-2, 6-5 sweep of the Regis Rangers in Saturday's doubleheader at Mountain Lion Field.
April 14, 2005Sweep Puts UCCS in Second PlaceThe University of Colorado at Colorado Springs vaulted into second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference with a sweep of the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Wednesday at Rawlings Sports Complex.
April 8, 2005Pool No-Hitter Highlights UCCS SweepFor much of the past two seasons, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs pitchers Brenna Pool and Amber Colton have played a friendly game of anything-you-can-do-I-can-do. On Sunday, Colton upped the ante by throwing a no-hitter at Nebraska-Kearney.
April 3, 2005Colton No-Hitter, Slam Lead to SweepAmber Colton pitched the third no-hitter in University of Colorado at Colorado Springs history and belted a grand slam to spur the Mountain Lions to a 9-0 victory over the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. UCCS won the second game 5-3 to complete the Sunday sweep and finish the four-game set with a 3-1 record.
March 25, 2005Lions Finish Rebel Games with a FlourishJennifer Dykstra hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs a 7-6 victory over the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Friday.
March 22, 2005Lions Drop Opening Pair in FloridaAfter Tuesday's 4-0 loss to No. 19 Florida Southern, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs softball coach Scott Peterson was smiling. To the outsider, such a reaction would seem, at best, puzzling. After all, the Mountain Lions had just lost their second game of the day and been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since March 21, 2002.
March 20, 2005Krebs Slam Helps UCCS Avoid SweepCrystal Krebs hit a grand slam to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 9-1 victory in the opening game of Sunday's doubleheader and avoid a sweep at the hands of the Mesa State Mavericks.
March 19, 2005UCCS Drops Pair to MesaForget national and regional rankings. After getting swept in Saturday's doubleheader by the Mesa State Mavericks, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will have to scramble to achieve a far more humble goal; to qualify for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference playoffs.
March 12, 2005UCCS Hits Big in Tripleheader SweepIt took until the third inning of its eighth game, but the identity crisis that had dogged the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs so far this season was decisively swept away Saturday.
March 5, 2005UCCS Falls to 1-4 After Doubleheader SweepLike they did in 2004, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions have limped out to a 1-4 start on the season thanks to a pair of losses Saturday to the Fort Hays State Tigers at Mountain Lion Field.
February 2, 2005Softball Ranked No. 7 NationallySince the end of the 2004 softball season, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has looked toward Feb. 2 with a mixed sense of anticipation and curiosity. Wednesday, you see, was the day the National Fastpitch Coaches Association preseason Division II poll was released.
September 30, 2004Fall ball shows that Lions are loadedCollegiate softball's fall season operates much like pro football's preseason. The games don't count in the standings, so the primary goal is to evaluate talent for the upcoming spring season. After 17 games of evaluation, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs can be assured of one thing concerning its 2005 softball team.
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