Career Notes Entering 2016 Season:
• 2015 Academic All-MAC
2015 (So.): Earned second letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to the Mid-American Conference West Division Championship, the MAC Tournament Championship and a berth in the NCAA South Bend Regional … played in 35 games, earning 12 starts at third base and 11 as the designated player … also made four appearances in the circle … started all four MAC Tournament games and all three NCAA Regional games at third base … hit .235 on the year with three home runs and a triple … smashed her first career home run in her first start of the season at third base versus Indiana State (Feb. 7) … added her second career home run versus Georgia State (Feb. 13) … opened the year with a season-long five game hitting streak … came around to score what proved to be the game-winning run after recording her first career triple versus Mercer (Feb. 14) … smashed a pinch-hit grand slam, the first of her career, in a pinch-hit appearance in the regular season finale versus Miami (Feb. 3) … scored what proved to be the game-winning run in Ball State’s MAC Tournament opening victory over Akron (May 6) after an infield single in the second inning … went 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts … drew 12 walks and was hit by one pitch to finish the season with a .358 on base percentage … made her first career pitching appearance versus Chattanooga (Feb. 22), throwing 2.1 innings of relief … earned her first career pitching victory in a relief outing versus Northwestern State (Feb. 27), retiring two of the four batters she faced over 0.2 innings of work … logged her first career strikeout at Louisville (March 8) over 1.1 innings of relief work … logged 13 putouts and 24 assists in 41 chances on defense.
2014 (Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State … helped guide the Cardinals to their fifth Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 33-19 (12-4 MAC) record … played in 33 games, earning 10 starts at shortstop … collected her first collegiate hit versus Morehead State (Feb. 22) with a single to left-center field … would proceed to steal second for her first collegiate stolen base … finished the year with five singles and a pair of stolen bases … recorded her first career run scored in a pinch running appearance versus Southern Illinois (Feb. 9) … scored nine runs on the year, with eight coming as a pinch runner … logged her first career RBI on a single to third base versus UMKC (March 23) … also drew a pair of walks on the year in starts versus IPFW (March 15) and at Butler (March 19) … on defense, she logged 12 putouts and 21 assists, plus had a hand in three of the team’s 20 double plays.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in softball at Monroe High School for coaches Vince Rossi and Jim Davis … four-time first team All-Southeastern Conference selection … four-year team Most Valuable Player … honorable mention all-state as a senior, while earning academic all-state accolades all four years … four-time all-region and all-district selection … named the 2012 Regional Player of the Year after posting a .470 batting average and 1.034 slugging percentage her junior year … Monroe’s all-time career leader in doubles (48), triples (36), home runs (26), batting average (.456), slugging percentage (.918), RBI (188), runs scored (153) and pitching victories (64-20) … holds single-season records for RBI (71), doubles (16), triples (15) and home runs (9) … also finished her career with a 1.06 ERA and 913 strikeouts in the circle … helped guide the Trojans to a 100-41-1 record over her career, including a 28-12-1 ledger her senior season … played in all 41 games her senior year, posting a .488 batting average and a .961 slugging percentage … slugged 16 doubles, nine triples and nine home runs her senior campaign, while logging 51 RBI and 48 runs scored … also made 23 appearances in the circle for Monroe as a senior, posting a 16-3 record, an 0.80 ERA, 247 strikeouts and one save … helped guide the Trojans to the quarterfinals of the 2012 MHSAA Division I Girls Softball Tournament as a junior … played club softball for the Michigan Lookouts, helping the squad place ninth at the ASA 18u Nationals.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Rick and Tracy Arnett … has one brother, A.J., who played baseball at Dayton … mother Tracy played softball at Grand Valley State … born March 10, 1995 in Grand Rapids, Mich. … full name is Amanda Mae Arnett… majoring in speech pathology … maintains a 3.488 grade-point average.