Palomar College
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Athletic Director:
John Woods


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NO. 16





6-1, 180, Age 19, Sophomore

Vista High School, Vista, Calif.

Hometown: Vista, Calif.


Signed with the University of Kansas during the early signing period.


Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 44th round of the 2002 draft. Previously was selected by the Tigers in the 43rd round of the 2001 draft.

2003: The Comets' regular catcher and also played center field. ... Batting .382 during the regular season. ... Finished the year with a .368 batting average, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 47 RBIs, second-best on the team. ... Hit .422 in Pacific Coast Conference play with a team-high 46 hits, 5 homers, 11 doubles and a team-high 39 RBIs. ... A unanimous selection at catcher on the all-conference first team ... Had his most productive JC game on Feb. 27 when he went 5-for-6 with 2 home runs, including a grand-slam, a double and 8 RBI's in a 15-5 victory on the road against Imperial Valley. ... Went 2-for-4 with a triple, double, RBI and walk Feb. 1 in a 16-14 victory over Cochise Community College from Douglas, Ariz. ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Feb. 6 vs. Saddleback. ... Went 3-for-5 and drove in a run against Golden West on Feb. 7. ... Went 2-for-4 with a double in the Comets' Pacific Coast Conference opener with Southwestern on Feb. 22. ... After his career game vs. IVC on Feb. 27, came back to go 3-for-4 with another HR and 2 RBIs in an 8-0 win over 2-time defending conference champion Grossmont on March 3. ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in a run in a 6-3, 10-inning victory over Southwestern on March 6. ... Went 2-for-4 in a 9-0 victory over Grossmont on March 11. ... Went 3-for-6 and drove in 3 runs as the Comets defeated the Griffins again on March 13, winning 11-10 in 10 innings. Singled to drive in the tying run in the bottom of the 10th in that game.... Went 2-for-5 and drove in 3 runs in a 15-1 victory over Imperial Valley on March 18. ... Was 2-for-4, homered, drove in 3 runs and walked in an 18-0 win over IVC on March 20. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 runs as the Comets beat San Diego City College 6-3 on March 21. ... Went 2-for-4 vs. San Diego Mesa on March 25. ... Had 2 key RBIs in a 12-9 win over Southwestern on April 3 that put the Comets 4 games up in the conference race. ... Went 4-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in a 14-10 win over Grossmont on April 8. ... Was 2-for-5, drove in a run and scored 3 times as the Comets beat the Griffins again 12-9 on April 10. ... Went 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBIs in a 7-0 win over Imperial Valley on April 12. ... Homered in the sixth inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Glendale on April 16 to help give the Comets an 8-3 and 10-3 sweep. ... Went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles the following day in the third game of the series between the 2 teams. ... Went 3-for-6 with a double and 2 RBIs on April 24 as the Comets clinched the conference championship by beating San Diego Mesa 18-5. Threw out 2 Mesa runners trying to steal during the game, including conference steal leader John Rumsey. It was the first time Rumsey was thrown out attempting to steal all season. ... Made a spectarular diving, run-saving catch on the bank in center field in the eighth inning of a 12-4 win over Mesa on April 26. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, 3 runs scored and 3 RBIs in a 20-0 victory over Imperial Valley on April 30. ... Came right back in the Comets' regular-season finale on May 1 to go 2-for-4 with a double, a sacrifice fly, 2 RBIs and a steal in a 12-0 win vs. San Diego City College. Postseason — Went 2-for-5 with a double and 3 RBIs as the Comets opened Southern California Regional play May 9 with a 13-8 win over East Los Angeles.

SUMMER 2002: Played for the Chillicotte Mudcats in the New England Summer Wood Bat League, with a home run and 15 RBIs.

2002: Led the team in batting with a .387 average during the regular season and hit .382 in 44 games including the postseason, second on the team to Kyle Floquet. ... Finished with a .387 average in the Pacific Coast Conference. ... Voted by conference coaches to the All-PCC first team and by his teammates as Palomar MVP. ... Also led the team in slugging percentage (.645) and tied Floquet for the team lead in hits (71), tied for third on the all-time Palomar single-season list. ... Led the team with 47 RBIs, third on the all-time Palomar list. Led the Pacific Coast Conference with that figure. ... Tied for the team home run lead with six, which tied him with Carlos Medina. ... Also led the team in triples (8), and extra-base hits (28). ... Was second on the club with 14 doubles. ... Led the team with 24 multiple-hit games. Had multiple-hit games during the regular season against Cochise (Ariz.) on Feb. 1, Los Angeles Pierce on Feb. 3, Saddleback on Feb. 10, Golden West on Feb. 12, Siskiyous on Feb. 14, Siskiyous again on Feb. 15, Irvine Valley on Feb. 16, Imperial Valley on Feb. 23, Grossmont on Feb. 28, Southwestern on March 5, Imperial Valley on March 9, San Diego Mesa on March 14, Mt. SAC on March 26, San Diego City College on April 2, Southwestern on April 4, Southwestern on April 8, Imperial Valley in the first game of a doubleheader April 11, Mesa on April 16, San Diego City College on April 23, San Diego City again on April 27 and Southwestern in the Comets' final regular-season game on May 2, when he went 3-for-4 with a triple, double and two RBIs. ... Also had multiple-hit performances in two of Palomar's three games in the Southern California Regionals. ... Had three hits in a game 11 times, including the Comets' 10-5 Feb. 28 victory over conference champion Grossmont when he went 3-for-4 with a triple, double, a sacrifice fly and four RBIs. ... Settled in early on as the starting center fielder and caught when he didn't play center. Batted third or clean-up in the Comets' order. Postseason — Went 2-for-5 against Glendale in the Southern California Regionals on May 10 and went 2-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season in a 15-14 win over Los Angeles Harbor on May 11. ... Went 4-for-14 in three games in the tournament.

SUMMER 2001: Helped the San Diego Gamers to the AAU 17U National Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Vista High to the CIF Division I finals as a junior in 2000 and to the semifinals as a senior in 2001. The Panthers lost to National Champion Rancho Bernardo in his junior year. ... Played for former Palomar pitching coach Rick Lepire at Vista. ... Batted .364 as a junior with six home runs. ... As a senior, hit .330 with three homers and played for the South All-Stars in the California North-South All-Star Series. ... Also was Vista's starting quarterback and also played defensive back and rceiver under coach Chris Hauser in football. ... Was National High School co-Player of the Week in September 2000, when his team lost 20-14 to Nationally No. 2-ranked Long Beach Poly. Played in the Alex Spanos North-South All-Star Classic.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 2, 1983 at U.S. Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. ... Son of Marc and Karen Richardson. ... Has one brother, Don (13), and one sister, Brittany (14). Cousin of Thomas Richardson, former football player at Syracuse. ... Lives in Vista.

(Note: Updated June 20. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)



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