36 - Grant Richards
Grant Richards
Born: 12/14/1988
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Morrisville, N.C.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons
Position: C
Major: Criminal Justice
Bats/Throws: R/R
  • 2011 Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week (May 11)

2011: Saw action in 40 games while starting at catcher in 33 games… hit .235 with 28 hits, 13 runs, nine doubles, a home run, six walks, two stolen bases and nine RBI… committed just two errors all season (.993 fielding percentage) while throwing out 15 base runners… collected seven multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games… recorded a season-long four-game hit streak from 4/17 to 4/30 while hitting .421 over that stretch… went 2-for-4 with a run and a double in the season-opener vs. Gardner-Webb (2/18)… picked up the game-winning hit in the eighth inning vs. Old Dominion (2/27) going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI… went 1-for-3 and scored with an RBI double at No. 3 South Carolina (3/30)… in the extra inning win at Furman (4/17), went 2-for-6 with an RBI double… scored two runs and went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI at Charleston Southern (4/19)… tied season-high with three hits against Presbyterian (4/30) by going 3-for-5 with two runs, a double and two RBI… picked up three hits in a 3-for-4 performance against Elon (5/6)… belted his first homer of the season and second of his career on Senior Day against Elon (5/8)… walked and scored twice at UNCG Greensboro (5/15)…earned SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week on 5/11.

2010: Played in 43 games, started 33 games at catcher... started the last 21 games of the season... batted .254 with 32 hits, 14 runs, nine walks and 23 RBI... had a season-high six-game hit streak from 5/15 to 5/22... went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI and hit his first career triple in a 5-0 win vs. Charleston Southern (3/31)... went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in first SoCon start at Wofford (4/4)... at Winthrop (4/7), went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs, an RBI and a walk... at Samford (5/1), went 2-for-5 with a double, sac fly and a career-high five RBI... went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in series opener at College of Charleston (5/7)...tied career-high with three hits at USC Upstate (5/12) going 3-for-5 with a run, a double and two RBI... helped the Bulldogs sweep UNC Greensboro (5/16) going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the series finale... set a career-high scoring three runs at Winthrop (5/18) when he went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI... hit first collegiate homer at Georgia Southern (5/21), going 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI and a stolen base... went 2-for-4 with a key RBI single in the ninth inning to help the Bulldogs come-from-behind to beat Elon (5/27) in the SoCon Tournament... went 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and two RBI in a 7-2 win over No. 16 Virginia Tech (6/4) in the NCAA Tournament.

2009: Played in six games... hit .400 with three runs and two hits, including a double against Elon (3/7)... tallied a run and hit in back-to-back games against Elon (3/7) and Quinnipiac (3/9)... pinch ran and scored against Presbyterian (5/5)... registered an assist... no errors recorded.

2008: Did not play, spent the season as the bullpen catcher.

High School: Earned four letters in baseball from Cardinal Gibbons High School... named 2006 Puma Preseason All-American... earned All-Conference honors... coached by Jim Liebler and Ronald Powell... also played for the Junior Legion Cary Bulls team that won the 2005 North Carolina Jr. Legion State Championship.

Personal: Grant Richards... born Dec. 14, 1988... son of Ric and Jan Richards... majoring in criminal justice.

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