The Fighting Irish gained a new perspective on baseball and life after a week of service, fun and competition in the Dominican Republic.
Games are slated for 4:30 p.m. (ET) Friday with a doubleheader set to begin at 11 a.m. (ET) Sunday.
Notre Dame won its first exhibition, 5-1, Wednesday morning.
Senior Ricky Sanchez tore up the Northwoods League to earn midseason and postseason all-star berths.
The honor highlighted an impressive first two months for Irish players around the country.
The Irish opened NCAA Champaign Regional play in fine fashion Friday, May 29, 2015 with a 13-7 win over Wright State.
Notre Dame went to San Antonio for the Irish Baseball Classic Feb. 20-23.
The Irish invaded Miami for a meeting with the No. 11 Hurricanes. ND picked up its 1st ACC road win & 1st ranked ACC win.
ND kicked off its 2014 season with a trip to Boca Raton, Fla., for a meeting with the No. 24 Florida Atlantic Owls.
The Irish played their first ACC series in program history at No. 6 NC State March 8-9.
AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Two-year monogram winner … is a plus defender in the outfield … gets great jumps on the ball … can track the ball effectively and has outstanding speed in the field and on the base paths … strong, athletic player … needs to continue to show improvement at the plate after inconsistent first two years on offense.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Saw action in 42 games including 30 starts in the outfield … finished the season with six RBI, seven runs scored, a double, a triple, seven walks, five stolen bases and three sac bunts … played a steady outfield for the Irish, posting a .988 fielding percentage, registering just one error in 81 chances … recorded first hit and RBI of the season in the second game against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … tallied two hits, an RBI, a double, a stolen base and run scored against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) … had a hit, two walks and a stolen base versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) … went 3-for-5 with a stolen base against Santa Clara (Feb. 23) … successfully stole a base in five straight games from Feb. 20-28 … was 1-for-4 with an RBI triple in the opening game against ACC foe No. 22 Clemson (May 9) … scored two runs to go along with a hit, RBI and walk against the Tigers in the series finale (May 11) … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in 24 games, including four starts ... finished the season with a RBI, stolen base and five runs scored ... entered as a pinch runner and scored the game-winning run on a Frank DeSico walk-off single in first career appearance against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16) ... made a then career-high five putouts in the outfield at Cal Poly (March 15) ... crossed the plate the following day at Cal Poly (March 16) and against Kent State (March 26) ... stole first career base and scored a run at home against Illinois-Chicago (April 2) ... scored fifth run of the season in series finale against Connecticut (April 28) … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated in the spring of 2012 from Maine South High School … was named two-time all-conference ... selected all-area and honorable mention all-state as a senior ... helped team win region and conference championships as a senior ... earned two letters in baseball (played four years) and also played one year of basketball and two years of football ... football team won 8A state championship as a freshman ... was a National Merit Scholar and an AP Scholar ... graduated 28th out of 613 in class ... played club baseball with the Illinois Sparks ... full name is Kyle Cousins Richardson ... born in Park Ridge, Illinois ... son of Timothy and Janice Richardson ... dad, Timothy, played four years of baseball at the University of Illinois and 6.5 years of minor league baseball ... had uncles that played football at Illinois, Wisconsin and Illinois Wesleyan ... also had an uncle that played baseball at Iowa ... has two younger sisters, Courtney and Britney ... sister, Courtney, plays softball at the University of Michigan (Class of 2019) ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**