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18 TJ Richardson

2017: First team All-Big South selection...first PC player to earn first team honors since 2015...played in 47 games, making 41 starts as PC's primary starting catcher...led the team with a .335 average, best among Big South catchers and sixth in the league overall...totaled 12 doubles, two homers, 20 runs and 25 RBIs...managed a .452 slugging percentage and a .402 on-base percentage, the only player on the team to bat at least .300 with over .400 in the remaining two categories...threw out 19 would-be base stealers, most in the Big South...batted .309 in 19 games (17 starts) against Big South foes, with three doubles and eight RBIs...totaled 17 multi-hit games, tied for the team lead, and seven multi-RBI games...had a season-long seven-game hitting streak with at least two hits in each contest, going 15-for-31 (.484) with five runs, five RBIs and three doubles from Apr. 28 to May 12...career-high three RBIs against Wofford on Mar. 29...went 6-for-11 (.545) with three runs, three RBIs, two doubles and a home run in three games at the Big South Tournament before suffering a season-ending injury against Winthrop...collected three hits against Davidson on May 3 and Western Carolina on May 16...finished the season with a hit in 13 of his final 15 games, including 11 multi-hit games...homered against Wofford on Mar. 29 and Gardner-Webb on May 26 in the Big South Tournament

2016: Played in seven games, making three starts behind the plate…was 5-for-17 (.417) with a homer, three runs and an RBI in limited action…played in four conference games, going 3-for-5 with two runs…went 2-for-4 with a home run, a run and an RBI against VCU on May 13…went 3-for-4 with two runs in the final regular-season game against Charleston Southern on May 21

2015: Played in 19 games, starting eight at catcher … Made his first collegiate appearance against Delaware State (2/13) and his first start against Delaware State (2/14) … Went 3-for-4 with two RBI at Savannah State (4/8) … Picked up an RBI against UNC Asheville (4/11) … Hit safely in three straight Big South games against UNC Asheville (4/11-12) and High Point (4/17) … Did not commit an error … Posted a .333 on-base percentage …. Caught two runners stealing … Tallied a season-high 13 putouts against Delaware State (2/15) with two assists.

Before PC: A 2014 Southeast Region Honorable Mention... Earned All-Region honors playing catching at Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Ga.... As a junior, ranked in the top 500 players in the country, the 99th-ranked catcher in high school and the 72nd-ranked overall prospect in Georgia by Perfect Game... Earned Lanier’s Offensive Player of the Year award for three consecutive years, as well as the school’s Most Valuable Player laurels for two years... Also enjoyed success in Perfect Game WWBA tournaments, earning a spot on the All-Tournament hitting team in both 2012 and 2013.

Personal: Tony Richardson Jr. was born in Tucker, Ga....son of Tony and Cayla Richardson...chose PC for the welcoming environment...cites Chad Longe has his biggest athletic influence because of his inspiration and motivation

Position: Catcher
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sugar Hill, Ga.
High School: Lanier HS