Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
FAX (760) 761-3512
Athletic Director:
John Woods


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6-0, 185, Age 18, Freshman

Vista High School,Vista CA

DRAFT STATUS: Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 43rd round of the June 2001 draft

and by the Tigers in the 44th round of the June 2002 draft

COLLEGE SIGNING STATUS: Signed with Kansas on Nov. 13, 2002

2002 SEASON: 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. ... 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.

2002 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.

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. ... 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.

SUMMER BASEBALL: Played 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 Vista.

(Note: Updated 11/14/02. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)



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