|11 Suzanne Riggs|
Sophomore Jill Jelnick Drives In Pirates' Run
Suzanne Riggs Named Second Team, Sarah Christian Placed On All-Freshman Squad
Pirates Face Thundering Herd At 5:30 p.m. ET Thursday
Junior Kai Clark And Sophomore Jasmine Robbins Combine For Four Hits, Two Runs
ECU To Take On No. 3 Seed Marshall Thursday At 5:30 p.m. ET
Watch highlights of East Carolina's 3-0 victory over Marshall on Senior Day.
Watch highlights of East Carolina's sweep of Longwood.
Watch highlights from East Carolina's 12-4 victory over UTEP.
Associate head coach Natalie Kozlowski, senior Suzanne Riggs and sophomore Kristi Oshiro discuss the Pirate offense heading into the season.
Watch highlights from East Carolina softball's 2011 season.
2012 Second Team All-Conference USA Team
2012 Preseason All-Conference USA Team
2011 Second Team All-Conference USA
Conference USA Hitter-of-the-Week (4/4 and 4/18/11)
As A Redshirt Senior (2012)
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Repeated as a Second Team All-Conference USA selection after turning in career-best season ... Started 47 of the team's 53 games, 45 in left field and two as the designated player ... Led East Carolina in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.325), runs batted in (33), slugging percentage (.563), home runs (eight), on-base percentage (.449) and walks (28) ... Finished the year ranked second in the league in walks, fourth in on-base percentage, eighth in slugging percentage and 10th in home runs ... In only Conference USA games, topped the squad in batting average (.379), slugging percentage (.603), on-base percentage (.493), walks (14), home runs (three), runs batted in (18) and total bases (35) while tying for the lead in hits with 22 ... During league play, stood third in C-USA in on-base percentage, tied for fourth in walks, fifth in batting average, seventh in slugging percentage and tied for ninth in RBI ... In all games, drove in a team second-best 12 runs with two outs ... Plated nine runners, out of 13, from third base with less than two outs, good for the second-best conversation rate on the squad (69.2 percent) ... Reached base a Pirate-high 44.8 percent of the time (13-for-29) when leading off an inning ... Hit from third to eighth in the lineup, excelling in the three, five and six slots ... Recorded team's highest average as the five hitter at .385 (10-for-26), and the most RBI out of the three hole with 10 ... Tied for the ECU lead with a .362 batting average (17-for-47) with runners in scoring position and topped team with a .319 mark (38-for-119) against right-handed pitchers ... When facing a one-strike count, hit .516 (16-for-31) and batted .333 (31-for-93) when ahead or even in the count ... For the season, registered a 1.103 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage), .263 higher than any other Pirate ... In road games, led team with a .408 batting average (20-for-49), 20 hits and 12 walks ... During home tilts, tallied an ECU second-best 14 RBI ... A key piece of Pirate victories, batting .393 (22-for-56) with a .679 slugging percentage, .507 on-base percentage and 21 RBI, all team-best marks ... Turned in an exceptional month of March, hitting .347 (17-for-49) with 15 runs batted in, four home runs and a .633 slugging percentage ... Strong month helped her finish the first 27 games of the campaign pacing the team with a .354 batting average (23-for-65) ... Stole a career-high nine bases during the year ... Led Pirates with 11 multiple-RBI games and owned a squad second-best 10 multiple-hit matchups ... In C-USA contests, hit an ECU-best .433 (13-for-30) with runners on base and .450 (nine-for-20) with runners in scoring position ... Drove in a squad-high eight runs with two outs in league play ... When serving as the lineup's No. 3 hitter in C-USA contests, hit .440 (11-for-25), slugged .600 and registered nine RBI ... In doubleheader at Memphis, went five-for-six with three RBI (5/5) ... Reached base in last seven plate appearances at Tulsa (3 1B, 2B, 2 HR, BB) and had seven RBI in series (3/17-18) ... Matched career bests with three runs and three hits against Tulsa (3/18) ... Went two-for-three at then-No. 5 Arizona State (3/9) ... Hit a game-winning two-run home run against UNCG (2/17), giving the Pirates a 2-1 victory.
As A Redshirt Junior (2011)
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Had a breakout season after returning to full health and earning a spot in the everyday starting lineup ... Named Second Team All-Conference USA after leading the Pirates in runs batted in (35), doubles (eight), home runs (four), total bases (74) and slugging percentage (.438) ... Ranked second on the team in batting average (.296), on-base percentage (.415), hits (50) and walks (31) ... Ended the campaign standing second in C-USA in walks, fifth in RBI, sixth in OBP and 13th in hits ... Played in and started a career-high 60 games - 58 in left field, one in right field and one in center ... Hit most often in the third spot (31) of the order with the Pirates going 24-7 in such contests (.774 winning percentage) ... Paced the squad with 12 runs batted in with two outs and 10 multiple-RBI games while finishing second with 13 multi-hit contests ... Batted a team second-best .311 with runners on base and .333 with runners in scoring position ... Put together a career-long seven-game hitting streak (4/9-17) ... Slugged .544, batted .360 and drove in 33 runs during the Pirates' 41 victories ... Got off to an extremely fast start, hitting .388 with 19 hits and 15 RBI during February ... Overcame a .240 average in March to lead the team with a .348 average in April ... When swinging at the first pitch of an at-bat, posted a .423 average (11-for-26) ... Named the April 4 and April 18 Conference USA Hitter-of-the-Week, the first such honors of career ... In league games, led ECU with 19 walks, 14 runs batted in, 12 runs scored, 26 total bases and a .388 slugging percentage ... Also in C-USA action, tied for the team lead in base hits with 18 and multiple-hit games with five ... Delivered game-winning run against Iowa (2/12) with a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning ... Hit first career home run and finished with four runs batted in against Hofstra (2/21) ... Earned first C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week award after driving in two runs during all three games at Southern Miss (4/2-3) ... Scored game-winning run against UCF (4/10) ... With a three-run home run, bases-loaded walk and single to right center, tallied a personal-best five RBI at UAB (4/17), becoming the first Pirate with five runs batted in during a game since Jessica Johnson against Georgetown March 20, 2009.
As A Redshirt Sophomore (2010)
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
Experienced action in 32 games while making first nine career starts, five in right field and four as the designated player ... Pirates went 8-1 in nine starts and 5-0 when in right ... Picked up 10 runs batted in, eight hits and three runs scored ... With a runner on third and fewer than two outs, converted all four opportunities ... Went 8-19 (.421) with runners in scoring position ... Tallied six two-out RBI ... One of three Pirates with a four-RBI game (at N.C. Central, 3/24) ... Was the team's top pinch hitter, recording four hits in that role ... Delivered a pinch-hit, game-winning single in the final inning three times during the season ... Plated the winner in the opener at N.C. State with an eighth-inning single (4/14), in the second game against UTEP with a seventh-inning walk-off single (4/17) and against Southern Miss with a game-ending single in the bottom of the seventh (5/1) ... Scored game-winning run in eighth inning at UCF (4/2) after entering as a pinch runner ... Established then career single-game highs in hits (3) and runs batted in (4) in game two of the doubleheader at N.C. Central (3/24).
Did not play due to injury.
As A Freshman (2008)
2008 Game-by-Game Statistics
Pitched in 19 games, making 11 starts ... Also saw action at the plate and as a pinch runner ... Compiled a 3-6 record in the circle ... As a hitter, received three walks in six plate appearances, good for a .500 on-base percentage ... Scored six runs, four as a pinch runner, and was two-for-two in stolen base attempts ... Tossed a complete game, striking out six and allowing only two runs, in the Pirates' win over the 16th-ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina (4/2) ... Victory was ECU's first of the season against a ranked team ... Tallied a career-high seven strikeouts in the contest against UAB (5/3) ... Earned the win in first collegiate start, against North Florida (3/12).
D.H. Conley High School
Led the Vikings to an 87-15 record and an appearance in the 2007 3A state championship series ... Was a four-time All-Coastal Conference and all-county player ... Named the 2007 D.H. Conley Female Athlete-of-the-Year ... Earned numerous honors following senior season, including 3A District Player-of-the-Year, North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A East Regional Player-of-the-Year and Daily Reflector Hitter-of-the-Year with a .440 batting average ... Also was a strong arm on the Viking pitching staff, compiling a 0.45 ERA with 293 strikeouts ... Earned additional varsity letters in volleyball and basketball ... Was a member of the two-time Pitt County Girls Softball Association World Series champions (2001-02) while also receiving MVP honors in 2002 and Southeast Regional accolades in 2003 ... Competed on the 2007 United States 18-U National Select Team in Amsterdam ... Gained travel ball experience with the North Carolina Flames of Durham in 2006-07 ... Member of the D.H. Conley Honor Roll and Principal's List ... Was a D.H. Conley Scholar-Athlete ... Earned a spot in the Art Honors Society.
Majored in hospitality management ... Daughter of Jeff and Kathy Riggs ... Has one brother, Kevin.
|Favorite midnight snack:||Häagen-Dazs pineapple coconut ice cream|
|First restaurant I have to go to when I'm back home:||Watermark at Atlantic Beach to get a steak oscar|
|Favorite academic class:||Accounting|
|Favorite app for my phone:||Weather channel|
|Award I would most like to win:||Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest|
|Favorite quote:||"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." - John Wooden|
|Three things on my bucket list are:||1. Watch a baseball game at every professional stadium in the U.S. and attend the Olympics 2. Go skydiving and cage dive with great white sharks 3. Eat at the French Laundry in California|
|The first thing I owned that said "ECU" was:||A cheerleading uniform|
|For just one day I would love to be:||Able to read minds|
|My favorite softball memory is:||Winning the 2011 Conference USA Championship and getting the automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.|
|If I could change one thing about softball, it would be:||Having to play or practice in below 40-degree weather|
|Advice I would give to young girls who want to play softball:||Work hard and never give up on your dreams.|