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Ryan Richardson
Ryan Richardson

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
South Elgin, Ill.

Last College:
Elgin Community College

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Position:
INF

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


04/12/2014

Spartans Sweep Purdue on Saturday to Take the Weekend Series

Spartans now 20-13 on the season after winning two of three on the weekend.

03/15/2014

Spartans Take Two in Double-Header

MSU shuts out Harvard

02/22/2014

Baseball Defeats Utah in Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge, 8-5

Jimmy Pickens and Blaise Salter combine for six RBI's to power MSU past Utah

02/22/2014

Baseball Upsets No. 1 Oregon State, 8-7

Two ninth inning runs give Spartans late lead.

02/15/2014

Spartans Defeat Wright State in Season Opener, 4-1

Four-run fifth inning sparks MSU.

03/01/2014

Michigan State vs. Mississippi State

Michigan State at No. 15 Mississippi State, March 1, 2014

02/28/2014

The Diamond Classic, Starkville, Miss.

Michigan State vs. Eastern Illinois, Feb. 28, 2014

Career Stats | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2013 | 2014

AT A GLANCE Enters his second season as the team's starting shortstop . . . started all 50 games at shortstop as a sophomore in 2013.

2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 50 games at shortstop . . . had a season-high three hits versus Purdue (4/26) . . . had a team-high 10-game hitting streak from March 15 to March 31 where he was 13-for-37 with five runs scored and nine RBIs . . . seventh on the team in batting average (.286) and total bases (58) . . . led the team in walks with 24 . . . fourth on the team in RBIs (25) and runs scored (33) . . . stole five bases over the season including one in each game during a doubleheader against Oakland (3/23) . . . had a season-high seven assists versus Iowa (5/12) . . . fielded 17 double plays over the course of the season . . . led the team in assists with 150 . . . hit a triple versus Michigan (4/5) . . . had 13 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games . . . batted .292 in conference play.

BEFORE MSU: Attended Elgin (Ill.) Community College in 2011-12 . . . transferred to Elgin after attending Nebraska in 2010-11 . . . redshirted for the Huskers last year after suffering a shoulder injury prior to the season . . . named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll at Nebraska in the fall of 2010 . . . played in the 2010 Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, N.M.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Charles North (Ill.) High School (2007-10), the same school that produced former Spartan and 2011 Big Ten Player of the Year Jeff Holm . . . holds St. Charles North school career records for hits (142), doubles (37), runs (108) RBIs (94) and is second in batting average (.442) . . . three-year letterwinner . . . set school single-season records in batting (.484), hits (62), runs (48) and doubles (17) . . . two-time Class 4A All-State selection by the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association . . . also garnered all-state recognition by Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune as a junior and senior . . . earned Illinois Prep Baseball Report All-State honors as a senior . . . three-time unanimous selection to the Upstate Eight All-Conference First Team and also a three-year member of the all-area team . . . hit a school-record .484 with 13 doubles and 35 RBIs as a senior in 2010 as St. Charles North compiled a 34-5 record . . . named captain of the 2010 all-area team . . . hit .465 with a school-record 17 doubles as a junior in 2009 . . . three-time academic all-conference honoree.

PERSONAL: Son of Jeff and Jayna Richardson . . . born Aug. 27, 1991 . . . intends to major in psychology . . . his father, Jeff, played baseball at Eastern Illinois.

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