#10 Jay Richards

Class Senior Height 5'11"
Hometown Gig Harbor, Wash.
Weight 170
High School Bellarmine Prep Position Shortstop
Club Team Nisqually Silvers Major Politics


Senior season (2010-11) - Senior team captain ... Tuned up for senior season last summer by hitting .340 (.456 on-base percentage) for Nisqually Silvers (Puget Sound Collegiate League).

Junior season (2009-10) - Smacked two hits in four trips in last game of season to finish with .341 batting average (.402 on-base percentage) in NWC games ... Hit even .300 for entire season, collecting 42 hits with seven doubles and 23 runs scored on season ... Clubbed two-run homer and RBI-triple vs. Cal Lutheran ... Led team with nine sacrifice bunts ... As part of four-hit game, doubled and scored winning run in bottom of ninth vs. Willamette ... Had two hits in games vs. College of Idaho, George Fox, Linfield, Willamette ... Five for 10 in three-game series vs. Puget Sound ... Three hits with three runs scored in game vs. Lewis & Clark ... Three-hit game vs. Pacific ... Ripped three hits with double, two runs scored against Pirates.

Sophomore season (2008-09) - Started 35 games last season, hitting .252 with seven doubles, 15 RBI and team-high 24 walks ... Walloped first college home run (two-run clout to center) in top of 12th inning to lift Whitman over Occidental 15-13 ... Knocked in three runs with two-run single and bases-loaded walk vs. Willamette; also had two-hit game against Bearcats ... Playing shortstop, helped Whitman turn three double-plays in game vs. George Fox ... Three hits, three runs scored vs. Pacific ... Three for seven with four walks in Pacific Lutheran twinbill ... Three doubles and three RBI in Whitworth doubleheader.

Freshman season (2007-08) - Played in 31 games (mostly at first base, second base), committing just one error while handling 82 chances with 65 putouts and 16 assists ... Collected 13 hits, including four doubles and two triples, in limited plate appearances ...Doubled and scored in first college at-bat ... Tripled in two runs against Pacific ... Two-run double vs. Lewis & Clark; finished four-game series against Pioneers with two doubles, one triple.

Prep - Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Bellarmine Prep.

Academics - Majoring in politics ... NWC Scholar Athlete 2009-10 ... Serving as resident assistant (RA) in Douglas Hall (2009-10) ... Was RA previously in Jewett Hall .

Personal - Son of James and Susan Richards ... Has five siblings ... Younger sister Kevlyn is a first-year (2009-10) swimmer at Seattle University ... President of the Sigma Chi fraternity ... Favorite MLB team: Seattle Mariners ... Favorite MLB player: Ted Williams.

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