13 - Thomas Richards
Thomas Richards
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
High School: Father Leo
Position: OF

2013: Earned the every-day starting job in right field, and had career numbers... made 54 starts and batted .254... hit five home runs and drove in 25 runs... drew 21 walks... had 14 multi-hit and eight multi-RBI games... heated up as the season went on, and will carry a 17-game streak of reaching base into 2014... in Summer league play, he was named The Perfect Game’s top prospect of the Prospect League... he batted .347 and tied for the league lead in home runs after hitting eight... in 49 games, he chipped in 33 RBI and led the Quincy Gems to the league’s best-of-three championship series.

2012: Grew into a potent power threat and a consistent contributor to the offense playing in 39 games and making 31 starts... batted .289 with four home  runs, six doubles and 24 runs batted in... had 11 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games... tore the cover off the ball in home games, batting .370 with 15 RBI and eight walks to just 14 strikeouts... predominantly served as the team’s designated hitter, but he also saw time at first base and the corner outfield positions... went 3-3 with a double and a walk against Morehead State (3/3)... hit two home runs against rival Canisius (3/7)... had two hits and two  RBI against St. Bonaventure (4/3)... sparked a comeback win over Akron after going 2-2 with an RBI and three walks (4/14)... hit a two-run home run and drew a walk against Miami (OH) (4/29)... went 2-4 with a solo home run and a walk against Eastern Michigan (5/12).

2011: Had a pinch-hit single in his first career at bat (2/26)... recorded his first career RBI against Northern Illinois (4/2)... appeared in 14 games and made five starts... had 26 total plate appearances.

High School: Led team to Lake Ontario Secondary School Association finals while captain, the school’s first in seven years... named L.O.S.S.A All Star in 2010 and varsity baseball MVP in 2009... captain in 2009 and 2010.

Personal: Born May 20, 1991... full name is Thomas George Kenneth Richards... son of Paul and Lois... has one brother - Justin, and one sister - Jessica... will major in Business Administration... favorite athlete is Josh Hamilton... chose UB over Canisius, Lindenwood and NCCC because of the coaching staff and academics... his dream as a college athlete is to win a MAC championship and get drafted.