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JUNIOR (2011): Played in 48 games, including 35 starts...two doubles, two triples, two home runs and 14 RBI...eight multi-hit games...first-career home run as part of 2-for-4 game at Gonzaga, April 5...homered, April 9 against UCLA's Trevor Bauer, the No. 3 selection in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Played in 25 games, including two starts...batted .300 with five RBI.
FRESHMAN (2009): Played in 26 games, including four starts...made first-collegiate start in game two of the doubleheader at No. 22 Arkansas, Feb. 20...first-career hit came against No. 16 Oklahoma, Feb. 28 in the second game of a doubleheader...collected first-collegiate RBI against Washington, May 24.
RICHARDS'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Earned three letters in baseball for head coach Dan Weber...wide receiver/defensive back and two-year letterwinner in football...All-Intermountain Conference Second Team shortstop as a sophomore...team gold glove award...as a junior, All-IMC First Team shortstop...all-league second team pitcher...team MVP...Under Armour Preseason All-American as a senior...all-league second team defensive back and honorable mention wide receiver...All-IMC First Team shortstop and pitcher...IMC Player of the Year.
Thomas James Richards...will turn age 22 during the season...born in Toronto...father Jim and mother Mary Ann...one brother...one sister.