Game Was Hampered By Two-Hour Rain Delay
Rod's Shot To Left Field Was His First Homer This Season
Paligraf Leads Charge With Six RBIs
Nittoli Collects Three Hits, Two RBIs Against Cards
Richard Goes Seven Innings, Earns Second Win Of Season
2013: Tossed 17.0 innings in 11 appearances, which included one start ... Struck out ten batters on the season, while allowing only six walks ... Struck out a career-high three batters at Middle Tennessee ... Earned the start against Cincinnati, allowing two earned runs and striking out two Bearcats in three innings before exiting after a lengthy rain delay.
Prior to Xavier: Played for Frank Phillips Junior College during the 2012 season following one year at Texas Tech ... Named to the 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll and 2011 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Four-year varsity letter winner at St. Thomas More High School in Champaign, Illinois ... Recipient of all-area and all-conference awards ... Helped St. Thomas More to conference championships in 2008, 2009, and 2010 and regional titles in 2009 and 2010.
Personal: Finance major ... Born on June 17, 1992 in Lubbock, Texas ... Son of Barry and Janeen Johnson.