Villanova hosted Georgetown in the second game of a conference series on April 11, 2015.
Villanova Career: Has made 46 relief appearances over the past two seasons and is 4-1 with two saves and a 3.69 ERA in 70 2/3 innings … Has allowed 58 hits and 32 runs (29 earned) while issuing 20 walks and recording 52 strikeouts … Opponents are batting just .229 against him and he has given up only three home runs to 286 batters faced … Has made 17 relief appearances of two innings or more, including eight games where he worked three or more innings out of the bullpen.
2015: Named to the Big Five All-Academic Team … Led the team and ranked fifth in the BIG EAST with 27 appearances, all in relief … Tied for the team lead with four victories and wound up 4-0 with two saves and a 3.02 ERA for the year … Held opponents to a .219 batting average against him and gave up just 32 hits over 41 2/3 innings … Faced 168 batters and did not allow a home run … Gave up 17 runs (14 earned) with 15 walks and 27 strikeouts … Nine of his relief outings were stints of two innings or longer, including going at least three innings on five occasions … Pitched four scoreless innings with just a hit and a walk allowed against Bryant to record his first win in a Villanova uniform … Gave up just one hit over a season-high five scoreless innings against La Salle to earn a win … Registered the final out against North Dakota State to pick up his first save of the season … Allowed just one earned run over 14 2/3 innings in a span of seven appearances from April 4-24 … Recorded wins in consecutive outings to begin that stretch; BIG EAST: Appeared in 10 conference games and registered one save to go along with a 2.93 ERA … Worked 15 1/3 innings and allowed 14 hits, all singles, while holding opponents to a .255 batting average against him … Gave up seven runs (five earned) with five walks and 12 strikeouts … Pitched three scoreless innings to earn a save against Butler … Had a season-high four strikeouts in two scoreless innings against Xavier … Worked 3 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed just one hit while striking out two against Georgetown … Made consecutive scoreless appearances versus Creighton to end the season.
2014: Made 19 appearances out of the bullpen and was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA … Limited opponents to a .243 batting average against him and allowed just 26 hits and five walks over 29.0 innings pitched (1.07 WHIP) … Yielded 15 earned runs and had 25 strikeouts … Gave up three home runs to 118 batters faced … Logged at least two innings in eight of his 19 outings, including three relief appearances of three innings or longer … Allowed just one earned run over 11 2/3 innings in a stretch of six appearances from March 8-27 … Pitched a season-high four scoreless innings against Connecticut during that stretch and also worked 2 2/3 hitless innings with four strikeouts against Niagara … Had a season-high five strikeouts and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings against Saint Joseph’s; BIG EAST: Appeared in six games versus conference opponents and was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in seven innings of work … Allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits while walking none and striking out five … Gave up two home runs … Finished the season by allowing just a run on two hits while striking out two over 2 2/3 innings versus Butler.
Santa Ana College: Pitched for two seasons at Santa Ana College, a member of the highly-competitive California Community College Athletics Association … Appeared in a total of 16 games in relief over two years, compiling a 3-0 record with a 3.74 ERA … Logged 21 2/3 innings and allowed 21 hits and nine earned runs, while walking 11 and striking out 10 … As a sophomore in 2013 pitched in four games and allowed just two hits over five scoreless innings.
Tesoro High School: Earned two varsity letters playing baseball … Also was a guard on the basketball team and ran cross country … As a baseball player earned South Coast All-League honors in 2011 and was selected to play in the South Coast Senior Showcase … Received OC Varsity Player of the Week honors … Compiled a 9-5 record with a 2.87 ERA and 65 strikeouts during the 2011 season … Set his school’s single-season strikeout and shutout records that year … Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll academically all four years … Also earned a spot on the Dean’s Honor Roll and as a senior was chosen as an AP Scholar with Honor.
Personal: Born 6/21/93 in Los Angeles, Calif. … Oldest of three children of Danton and Maria Richardson … Has two siblings, Calise (18) and Colton (16) … Chose to attend Villanova for its Mechanical Engineering program and for the chance to play baseball in the BIG EAST Conference … Enjoys producing music in his spare time … Mechanical Engineering major.