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18 TJ Richardson

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.

High School: 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 on July 13, 1995 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 ... Major is undeclared.

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