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16 SEAN RICHARDSON
ALL-PACIFIC-COAST CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM
PALOMAR MOST VALUABLE PLAYER>
185, Age 18, Freshman
High School,Vista CA
STATUS: Selected by the Detroit Tigers
in the 43rd round of the June 2001 draft
by the Tigers in the 44th round of the June 2002
SIGNING STATUS: Signed with
Kansas on Nov. 13, 2002
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. ...
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
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
Vista High to the CIF Division I finals as a
junior in 2000 and to the semifinals as a senior
in 2001. ... Played for former Palomar pitching
coach Rick Lepire at Vista. ... Batted .365 as a
senior with six home runs. Played for the South
All-Stars in the California North-South All-Star
Series. ... Also was Vista's starting quarterback
under coach Chris Hauser and played in the Alex
Spanos North-South All-Star Classic.
for the San Diego Gamers who won the 2001 AAU
National 17-and-under championship.
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
11/14/02. Player biographies are updated weekly
during the season.)