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Garrett Richards
26  Garrett Richards
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edmond, Okla.

High School:
Edmond Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 217

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

2009 [JUNIOR]:
Named to Norman Regional All-Tournament team after earning complete-game victory in win over then-No. 24 Washington State ... Tossed career-high nine innings and struck out 10 batters, second highest total in career ... Led OU with 85 strikeouts and nine wins in 15 starts ... Entered 2009 with two wins and nine saves in 46 appearances (one start) ... Made two relief appearances in 2009 ... Won four consecutive outings from March 24-April 14 against Central Arkansas, Missouri, Wichita State and TCU ... Lasted at least five innings in six of his last seven starts (won four of those games) ... Struck out five or more batters in nine of his 15 starts, including 32 in his last four (Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Missouri and Washington State) ... Struck out career-high 11 batters in regular season finale against then-No. 16 Texas A&M ... Recorded victories over UCLA, Central Arkansas, Missouri, Wichita State, TCU, Baylor, Southern Utah, Texas A&M and Washington State.

SUMMER 2008:
Played with the Mat-Su Miners in the Alaska Baseball League ... Played with Michael Rocha and Jeremy Erben and helped lead team to a second place finish in the league ... Finished 2-1 in four starts and struck out 23 batters in 26 1/3 innings ... Posted a 3.42 ERA and opponents hit .200 against him ... Named the best professional prospect in the league by Perfect Game and No. 2 by Baseball America.

2008 [SOPHOMORE]:
Made his first appearance of the year against North Dakota State on March 4 ... Did not allow a run and gave up one hit in three innings of relief ... Made first career start on March 8 vs. Western Illinois and lasted five innings with seven strikeouts, both career highs ... Earned the win, his first of the year and second of his career ... Pitched two innings of scoreless relief against TCU on April 15 ... Blanked the opposition in nine of his 17 relief appearances ... Did not allow a run in six of the last 10 trips to the mound.

SUMMER 2007:
Pitched for the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cape Cod League and finished the season with a 1-1 record ... Had 21 strikeouts in 15 appearances.

2007 [FRESHMAN]:
Made nine saves and combined for three shutouts out of the OU bullpen ... Save total ranked fourth in the Big 12 and also ranks in a tie for fourth all-time at OU for a single season (fifth on career list) ... Made second most appearances on the staff in 2007 ... Did not allow an earned run in 18 of his 28 appearances ... Recorded first save on Feb. 4 vs. UTPA ... Won first game with a season-high 4 2/3 innings pitched against Texas A&M on March 25 ... Struck out a season-best three batters in an inning of relief against TCU on April 3 ... Appeared on the midseason watch list for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Four-year letterwinner at Edmond Memorial High School under Kyle Roberts ... 2006 All-Edmond first team ... 2005 All-Edmond second team (2.97 ERA, 8-5 record, 106 strikeouts, 27 walks) ... Team was regional champions in 2005 and 2006.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Garrett Thomas Richards ... Born in Riverside, Calif. ... Parents are Tommy and Terri Richards ... Human relations major.


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