#14 Kyle Richardson
HONORS & AWARDS:Â Monogram (letter) Winner (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) â€¦ BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) â€¦ ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015).
CAREER STATS (2013-16): Played in 164 games with 89 starts during four-year career â€¦ split .181/.235/.225 with 58 hits, nine doubles, one triple, one homer, 24 RBI, 72 total bases, 22 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice flies, nine sacrifice bunts, 14 stolen bases and 35 runs scored â€¦ posted a solid .989 fielding percentage in 275 chances.
SENIOR SEASON (2016):Â Earned 32 starts and played in 51 games during final campaign under the Golden Dome â€¦ posted 30 hits (7 2B), 11 RBI, three walks, four stolen bases, five sacrifice bunts and 12 runs scored while batting .244 â€¦ had eight multi-hit games and two multi-RBI performances â€¦ had a four-game hitting streak and a five-game on-base streak during season â€¦ batted .310 (18-58) with the bases empty â€¦ had six RBI out of nine opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs â€¦ participated in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) â€¦ earned a monogram.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015):Â Started 23 games and played in 47 contests during junior year â€¦ posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 81 chances â€¦ tallied 11 hits, two extra-base hits, six RBI, eight walks, four stolen bases and 11 runs scored during yearâ€¦ went 2-for-3 (.667) on the year with the bases loaded â€¦ totaledÂ four RBI in six chances with a runner on third base and less than two outs â€¦also had one pinch hit in three chances (.333) â€¦ entered late as a defensive replacement in centerfield against SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 13) … recorded a pinch hit and scored a run against Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) … scored a run at Clemson (March 14) … earned a start in the series finale at Clemson (March 15), tallying a single … received the start in center field for the home opener versus Central Michigan (March 18) … earned starts in five of last six games in centerfield … knocked a base hit against No. 8 Louisville (March 22) … had break-out game at the plate versus Western Michigan (March 25) with a hit, a stolen base and a career-high three RBI … issued a walk in both games of a doubleheader versus No. 12 Virginia (March 28) … totaled an RBI single against Eastern Michigan (March 31) … was issued two walks against NC State (April 18) and turned them into a stolen base and two runs scored … notched a double and a stolen base against Indiana (April 21) … broke out with two singles, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored versus Chicago State (April 22) … had key sac fly in win over Sacramento State (April 29) … recorded biggest hit of career in series finale against No. 20 North Carolina (May 10) … entered as a defensive replacement late in the game and came to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Irish and Tar Heels tied at seven … turned on a 0-1 pitch and sent it over the LF fence to walk-off UNC and complete the weekend sweep … the homer was the first of his career … had a walk and run in first game of series at Boston College (May 14) and a hit and run in series finale (May 15)Â … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll â€¦ earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014):Â Saw action in 42 games including 30 starts in the outfield â€¦ finished the season with six RBI, seven runs scored, a double, a triple, seven walks, five stolen bases and three sac bunts â€¦ played a steady outfield for the Irish, posting a .988 fielding percentage, registering just one error in 81 chances â€¦ recorded first hit and RBI of the season in the second game against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) â€¦ tallied two hits, an RBI, a double, a stolen base and run scored against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) â€¦ had a hit, two walks and a stolen base versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) â€¦ went 3-for-5 with a stolen base against Santa Clara (Feb. 23) â€¦ successfully stole a base in five straight games from Feb. 20-28 â€¦ was 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in the opening game against ACC foe No. 22 Clemson (May 9) â€¦ scored two runs to go along with a hit, RBI and walk against the Tigers in the series finale (May 11) â€¦ earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):Â Saw action in 24 games, including four starts … finished the season with a RBI, stolen base and five runs scored … entered as a pinch runner and scored the game-winning run on a Frank DeSico walk-off single in first career appearance against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16) … made a then career-high five putouts in the outfield at Cal Poly (March 15) … crossed the plate the following day at Cal Poly (March 16) and against Kent State (March 26) … stole first career base and scored a run at home against Illinois-Chicago (April 2) … scored fifth run of the season in series finale against Connecticut (April 28) â€¦ earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL:Â Graduated in the spring of 2012 from Maine South High School â€¦ was named two-time all-conference … selected all-area and honorable mention all-state as a senior … helped team win region and conference championships as a senior … earned two letters in baseball (played four years) and also played one year of basketball and two years of football … football team won 8A state championship as a freshman … was a National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar … graduated 28th out of 613 in class … played club baseball with the Illinois Sparks … full name is Kyle Cousins Richardson … born in Park Ridge, Illinois … son of Timothy and Janice Richardson … dad, Timothy, played four years of baseball at the University of Illinois and 6.5 years of minor league baseball … had uncles that played football at Illinois, Wisconsin and Illinois Wesleyan … also had an uncle that played baseball at Iowa … has two younger sisters, Courtney and Britney … sister, Courtney, plays softball at the University of Michigan (Class of 2019) … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance.