8 Josh Richardson  
    Josh Richardson


    Silver Spring, Md.

    High School:
    Montgomery Blair

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 170



    JUNIOR YEAR (2006)
    In 48 games (36 starts), he finished third on the team with a .390 on-base percentage ... his .254 for the season with 14 RBIs and six stolen bases ... started 32 times at shortstop, three times at second base and one time at third base ... corralled six multi-hit games and led the squad with 24 bases on balls ... recorded a hit in each game of the Iowa series (5/5-7), going 5-for-13 with one RBI, three runs and one swipe ... turned in a 2-for-4 effort with one RBI and a steal in a win at Penn State (4/29) ... was a perfect 3-for-3 with one RBI, one run, one double, one triple and two steals in a win vs. Indiana State (4/18) ... carried a season-long eight-game hitting streak from 3/29-4/14 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double in a victory over Purdue (4/14).

    In 53 games (44 starts), batted .321 with 20 RBIs and 29 runs ... finished second on the club with a .343 batting average in Big Ten games to go along with 17 RBIs and 15 runs ... registered 16 multi-hit games ... in the four-game series vs. Michigan State (5/7-5/9), batted .417 (5-for-12) with three runs, one double and one stolen base ... hit .529 (9-for-17) in a four-game set against Illinois (4/22-4/24) with three RBIs, including a 4-for-5 effort and two RBIs in the final game of the set ... drove in three runs (2-for-5) in a victory at Minnesota (4/10) ... hit .562 (9-for-16) with four RBIs and five runs in the Big Ten opening series against Northwestern (4/2-4/4), including a 3-for-5 performance with two RBIs in the first game of the doubleheader (4/3).

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004)
    Appeared in 34 games with 24 starts as a true freshman ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a victory at Illinois (4/23) ... finished the four-game series against the Fighting Illini 6-for-12 with three RBIs and four runs scored ... drove in a career-high three runs in addition to going 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored in a win over Columbia (3/17) ... had six multi-hit games and finished the season with 18 runs scored.

    Played for John MacDonald at Montgomery Blair ... a member of the Cissel Saxon team that captured the Maryland American Legion state champ-ionship ... hit .465 during the Legion season ... selected to the all-county team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... a preseason all-state honoree and all-Met his senior campaign ... also earned varsity letters in basketball and golf ... parents are Haldon and Nancy Richardson.

    Birthdate: June 16, 1984
    Major: Sport marketing and management


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