Solid pitching, clutch hitting and timely defense help Notre Dame start the series off with a win.
Notre Dame recognizes highly-successful 2015-16 athletics year at 15th annual student-athlete awards gala.
The senior LHP becomes the first Irish player since 2009 to record back-to-back complete games.
The senior lefty needed just 91 pitches to go the distance against the Crusaders.
The Irish combine productive hitting with great starting pitching to claim the victory.
Notre Dame and Santa Clara in game two of a three-game set at Stephen Schott Stadium.
Notre Dame wrapped up a three-game set at Santa Clara Sunday afternoon.
Notre Dame opened the 2016 season with a 5-0 victory over Santa Clara at Stephen Schott Stadium.
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.
HONORS & AWARDS: Three-Time Monogram Winner (2013, 2014, 2015) … BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015).
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Participating in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Started 23 games and played in 47 contests during junior year … posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 81 chances … tallied 11 hits, two extra-base hits, six RBI, eight walks, four stolen bases and 11 runs scored during year… went 2-for-3 (.667) on the year with the bases loaded … totaled four RBI in six chances with a runner on third base and less than two outs … also had one pinch hit in three chances (.333) … entered late as a defensive replacement in centerfield against SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 13) ... recorded a pinch hit and scored a run against Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) ... scored a run at Clemson (March 14) ... earned a start in the series finale at Clemson (March 15), tallying a single ... received the start in center field for the home opener versus Central Michigan (March 18) ... earned starts in five of last six games in centerfield ... knocked a base hit against No. 8 Louisville (March 22) ... had break-out game at the plate versus Western Michigan (March 25) with a hit, a stolen base and a career-high three RBI ... issued a walk in both games of a doubleheader versus No. 12 Virginia (March 28) ... totaled an RBI single against Eastern Michigan (March 31) ... was issued two walks against NC State (April 18) and turned them into a stolen base and two runs scored ... notched a double and a stolen base against Indiana (April 21) ... broke out with two singles, a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored versus Chicago State (April 22) ... had key sac fly in win over Sacramento State (April 29) ... recorded biggest hit of career in series finale against No. 20 North Carolina (May 10) ... entered as a defensive replacement late in the game and came to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Irish and Tar Heels tied at seven ... turned on a 0-1 pitch and sent it over the LF fence to walk-off UNC and complete the weekend sweep ... the homer was the first of his career ... had a walk and run in first game of series at Boston College (May 14) and a hit and run in series finale (May 15) ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL & 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.