2009... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team ...Saw action in 33 games, getting the starting nod in 30 contests ... Led the team with a .350 batting average ... Had an eight-game hitting streak from Apr. 17 to May 1 ... Started six games as a pitcher with 38.1 innings pitched, a 4.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts for a 4-1 record... Had 14 multiple-hit games ... Went 3-for-4 scoring a career-high three runs and two collecting RBI against Cincinnati on Apr. 14 ... Went a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate with a homer, one RBI and two runs scored against Dayton on May 15 ... Tossed a career-high 7.1 innings vs. Charlotte in the A-10 Championship Tournament on May 20 .... Struck out a career-high six vs. Rhode Island on May 23 ... Finished the season tied for third on the team in on base percentage (.415) and slugging (.467)
2008... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team ... Played in 56 games for the Musketeers, starting in 54 ... Set a career high with three hits vs. Indiana State (4/2), including a double and his first career home run. Tied that career high four more times during the season ... Went 2-for-4 and collected a career-high four RBI at Dayton (3/23) ... Tallied a team-best 24 multiple hit games and a team-best 11 multiple RBI games ... Has a 13-game hitting streak heading into 2009, dating back to May 4. Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in the nightcap vs. Duquesne ... His 73 hits for the season was tops on the team and ranked him eighth in the A-10. Also ranked tied for 11th in the A-10 in RBI (45), 12th in at bats (213) and 13th in total bases (106) ... Finished the season first on the team in HBP (11) and putouts (351 on 381 chances) and second in batting average (.343), slugging percentage (.498), on base percentage (.424) and doubles (15).
2007... Started 12 of the 21 games he played in the field and got the nod on the mound in eight games while appearing 20 times out of the bullpen ... Made his first career start on the mound at Winthrop (2/18) tossing 5.0 innings ... Had his best start of the season at Cincinnati (3/20) going a career-high 6.2 innings, allowing no runs and striking out three ... Picked up the first win of his career against Oakland (2/28) after going 5.0 innings with a career-high four strikeouts ... Picked up the first save of his career against Dayton (3/23) after tossing an inning and picking up two strikeouts ... Converted the first five save opportunities he was given ... Led the team with seven saves. His seven saves ranks him fourth for saves in a season and tied for fifth for saves in a career in program history ... Averaged almost a strikeout an inning in A-10 play (11.1 innings pitched with 10 strikeouts).
High School... Four-year letterman for Versailles High School and head coach Tom Watren ... Helped his team to the 2003 district championship and the 2006 MAC championship and regional runner-up ... Named First Team All-MAC for baseball in each of his four seasons and earned Miami Valley Player of the Year honors ... Also a football (four years) and basketball (two years) standout for the Tigers ... Named First Team All-State in football and the Southwest District Defensive Player of the Year ... Helped the Versailles football team to a perfect 15-0 record and state championship in 2004 and a state runner-up finish in 2005 with a 14-1 record ... Tabbed No. 38 in Ohio's class of 2006 by the Buckeye Scout.
Personal... A business management major ... Born Jan. 2, 1988 in Sidney, Ohio ... Parents are Mark and Peggi Richard ... Brother Jon plays on the team as well ... Nicknamed "Country".
|At Bats||6||Twice, most recent vs. Saint Louis (March 21, 2009|
|Hits||3||Five Times; most recent vs. Dayton (May 15, 2009|
|Runs||3||at Cincinnati Bearcats (April 14, 2009)|
|Doubles||3||at Cincinnati Bearcats (April 14, 2009)|
|Home Runs||1||Six Times; most recent vs. Dayton (May 15, 2009)|
|Total Bases||7||Indiana State (April 2, 2008)|
|RBIs||4||Dayton (March 23, 2008)|
|Walks||3||George Washington (May 16, 2008)|
|Strikeouts||3||vs. Saint Louis (March 22, 2009)|
|Sac Hits||1||vs. Fordham University (April 18, 2009)|
|Sac Flies||1||at Eastern Kentucky (April 21, 2009)|
|Stolen Bases||1||vs. Richmond (April 5, 2008)|
|HBP||2||vs. Wright State (April 1, 2008)|
|Caught Stealing||1||vs. Saint Joe's (Apri 20, 2008)|
|Runners LOB||6||vs. Youngstown State (March 12, 2008)|
|Putouts||16||vs. St. Bonaventure (April 25, 2008)|
|Assists||3||vs. Charlotte (April 12, 2008)|
|Errors||2||Once; last vs. Fordham (May 10, 2008)|
|Innings Pitched||7.1||vs. Charlotte (May 20, 2009 at Dayton, OH)|
|Runs Allowed||8||vs. Kansas State (May 29, 2009 at Houston)|
|Strikeouts||6||vs. Rhode Island (May 23, 2009 at Dayton, OH)|
|Earned Runs||10||at Elon (March 5, 2007)|
|Walks||4||at College of Charleston (March 4, 2009)|
|Hits Allowed||8||Twice, most recent vs. Kansas State (May 29, 2009 at Houston)|
|Doubles Allowed||2||Four times, most recent at Kansas State (May 29, 2009 at Houston)|
|Homers Allowed||2||vs. Kansas State (May 29, 2009 at Houston)|
|Wild Pitches||1||Twice, most recent vs. Rhode Island (May 23, 2009 at Dayton, OH)|
|Hit Batters||2||Twice, most recnt vs. Saint Joseph's (May 2, 2009)|