2019: Played in 24 games with 19 starts as a freshman — 14 of which were behind the plate as Jackson Greer's backup ... Crushed a grand slam against Iona for his first collegiate hit in a 14-4 win on Feb. 17 ... Slashed .246/.366/.391 on the season with 17 hits in 69 at-bats, including seven doubles and one homer ... Showed clutch ability in key moments during his rookie campaign, including a two RBI double in the eighth inning of a 2-1 game at Georgia State, helping ETSU win the series with a 5-1 rubber match victory ... Batted 8-for-14 over a four-game stretch of appearances (March 2 through March 16) to raise his average from .125 to .409 while driving home nine runs in that span ... Caught ETSU's 2-1 win over SoCon regular season champion Samford, where the Bucs recorded 13 strikeouts with Richardson behind the plate.
Prior to ETSU: Caught behind the dish for two seasons at Zionsville Community High School for head coach Jered Moore … Batted .441 over his high school career with 52 RBI, 28 doubles, six triples and four homers while maintaining a .530 on-base percentage, .763 slugging percentage and a 1.294 OPS … Was a 2017 All-State honorable mention as his team’s MVP … Also received recognition as a 2017 All-USA Indy Super Prep 25 mention, a 2018 second team All-USA Indiana selection and a Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-America honorable mention both in 2017 and 2018.
Personal: Born Feb. 25, 2000 ... From Zionsville, Ind. … Son of Mark and Jody Richardson … His father, Mark, ran track at Southwestern College from 1984-85 … Majoring in health sciences at ETSU … Graduated from Zionsville Community High School with a 4.06 GPA and academic honors.