On Richardson: Junior college transfer who has two years of eligibility remaining ... Comes to Villanova with a good amount of experience ... Commands all of his pitches well and can use his offspeed arsenal to get hitters out.
2014: Appeared in 19 games in relief on the mound, tied for third on the team ... Tossed a 4.66 ERA across 29.0 innings, allowing 26 hits, five walks and 15 earned runs with 25 strikeouts and a 0-1 record ... Kept his opponents to a .243 batting average, third lowest on the team ... Allowed 10 extra-base hits; six doubles, one triple and three home runs ... His longest relief appearance, 4.0 innings, came on March 16 against Connecticut ... Threw 2.0+ innings in eight of his relief outings ... Threw a season high 55 pitches on April 1 against Saint Joseph's ... Struck out a season-high five against Saint Joseph's on April 23.
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 (17) and Colton (15) ... 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 ... Majoring in Mechanical Engineering.