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Grant Richardson
Grant Richardson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richland, Wash.

High School:
Richland

Weight:
218

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
02/26/1983

Experience:
2V

Bat/Throw:
R/R



RICHARDSON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

GENERAL: Played three sports, basketball, football and baseball, where he earned three varsity letters for coach Ben Jacobs...captained baseball team senior year...SOPHOMORE: Hit .441 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI while earning All-Big Nine first team honors as a designated hitter...team won Washington 4-A State title...JUNIOR: A member of the Bombers' State 4A championship football team...all-conference second team first baseman with a .440 batting average and 31 RBI...member of Team Washington squad that won the 2000 Northwest title...SENIOR (2000-01): Earned all-conference first team honors at third base, hitting .544 with 47 RBI and nine home runs...won All-Big Nine Triple Crown...All-State honoree...selected to play in the Washington-Oregon all-star game...set career records at RHS with home runs, batting average, hits, RBI and extra base hits...single season records for home runs, hits, RBI and extra base hits.

RICHARDSON'S WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (2001-02): Enrolled in August...V-letter...Games - 25...Starts - 14...versatile player who made 10 starts at first base and four at designated hitter...showed some power, hitting two home runs in 49 at-bats and had a .449 slugging percentage...committed just two errors in 80 chances in the field...had a three-game hitting streak in late February, going 3-8...best plate outing came against CS-Northridge when he was 3-4 with three RBI and one home run...other home run came against Texas A&M, when he drove home two runs and scored once...both doubles came against Pace University...had a triple against Pepperdine...there's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: ARIZ dnp, ASU .000 (0/2), CAL .000 (0/2), OSU 1.000(2/2), Stanford dnp, UCLA dnp, USC .000 (0/2) Washington .500 (1/2)...his monthly hitting averages: February .212 (7/33), March .417 (5/12), April .000 (0/4), May .000 (0/0).

SOPHOMORE (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 53...Starts - 52...BA - .318...All-Pacific-10 honorable mention pick...third in average, runs scored (32), hits (58)...hit home runs in six consecutive games against Gonzaga, Washington and Sac State in early May...also had home runs in four straight games in mid-April against Oregon State and Arizona...team leader with 13 home runs, 50 RBI, 110 total bases, .564 slugging percentage, 340 putouts and .995 fielding percentage...third in at-bats (195), runs scored (35) and hits (62)...had the team's longest hitting streak, 10 games in late April and early May, going 18-for-40 (.450) against ASU, Gonzaga, Washington, Sacramento State, LCSC and USC...had four four-game hitting streaks...among his best games was a 3-for-4 outing with two runs scored, five RBI, a double and a walk-off home run against Gonzaga in late April...went 4-for-4 at Washington in early March with one run, two RBI, a double and a walk...had 18 multiple-hit games...recorded two hits in a game 12 times, three hits in a game five times and had four hits at Washington...led WSU hitters with 15 multiple-RBI games, including five against Gonzaga, three against Pacific, Oregon State and UCLA...hit .327 against lefties and .315 against right handed pitchers...hit .374 with runners on base, .338 with runners on and .359 with two out...reached base .304 percent of the time when leading off an inning...success rate advancing runners .548 percent and scored runners from third with less than two outs .765 percent of the opportunities...here's how he hit against Pac-10 opponents: Arizona .385 (5/13), ASU .143 (1/7), California .000 (0/2), OSU .462 (6/13), Stanford .154 (2/13), UCLA .365 (4/11), USC .100 (1/10) Washington .375 (9/24)...his monthly hitting averages: February .344 (11/32), March .264 (14/53), April .322 (19/59), May .353 (18/51).

PERSONAL

Grant Anthony Richardson...born 2-26-83 at Edmonds, Wash....parents John and Karen Richardson...one younger brother Zachary and one younger sister Maggie...uncle Grant Richardson attended WSU ('71) and cousin Kevin Richardson played baseball at Gonzaga and is now with the Texas Rangers...enjoys fishing and playing golf...senior class president at RHS and junior class co-president...VICA vice president as a sophomore...graduated with a 3.35 prep GPA...working on a psychology major at WSU...wants to be a high school counselor.

YEAR	G/GS	AVG.	AB	R	H	RBI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	SB-A	SAC	PO	A	E	F.AVG
2002	25/14	.245	49	8	12	6	2	1	2	5	16	1-1	0	73	7	2	.976
2003	53/52	.318	195	35	62	50	7	1	13	22	27	2-3	5	340	24	2	.995
Career:	78/66	.303	244	43	74	56	9	2	15	27	43	3-4	5	413	31	4	.991

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