Paul Richie

Paul Richie

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kelso, WA

High School:
Kelso HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 208

Position:
C

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: 1 of 11 returning starters ... OSU head coach Pat Casey says: "Paul is a fourth-year senior and he should give us leadership. He's also a much-improved player offensively." ... (2003) Among Pacific-10 leaders through end of regular season, tied for seventh in sacrifice bunts (5); tied for eighth in sacrifice flies (5) ... 10 multi-hit games; 6 multi-RBI games ... had a hit in 24 of 46 games; had a RBI in 17 of 46 games ... May 14 vs. Arizona State, 3-for-4, 2 RBIs, 1 stolen base ... April 27-May 6, 4 games, batted .500 (6-for-12) with 1 double, 1 RBI ... April 11-April 22, in 6 games, batted .471 (8-for-17) with 4 doubles, 6 RBIs; raised batting average from .234 to .284 ... April 22 at Portland, tied school single-game record with 3 doubles as OSU tied team record with 10 doubles; 4-for-5, 4 RBIs ... Feb. 28 vs. San Diego State, groundball through right side went to wall for bases-loaded triple to drive in tying, winning runs ... (2002) 5 multi-hit games; 4 multi-RBI games ... batted .322 with runners on base, .312 with runners in scoring position ... May 4-May 26, batted .364 (8-for-22) with 1 double, 1 homer ... April 21-May 5, batted .353 (6-for-17) with 2 doubles, 1 homer, 3 RBIs ... Feb. 22-March 17, 10-game hitting streak; during streak, batted .308 (12-for-39) with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 10 RBIs ...Feb. 24-March 2, RBI in 4 straight games ... Feb. 24 vs. San Francisco, 3 RBIs ... Feb. 22 vs. Michigan, 2-for-3, 3 runs ... (2001) ... April 17 vs. Concordia, 2-for-4, 2 RBIs, first career homer ... March 17 vs. Minnesota second game, blocked pitch and started rundown that preserved win.

KELSO HIGH: Lettered 3 years for coach Tom Adams ... as a senior, batted .437, 6 homers, 20 RBIs ... all-league first team ... played football.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Liberal Studies ... born in Kelso, Wash. ... parents, Jim Richie and Alane Lee; brothers, David (29), James (22) ... David played football for Washington, then the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars ... enjoys water sports, fishing, hunting ... top athletic thrill was winning high school state title ... favorite athlete is Alex Rodriguez; favorite TV show is SportsCenter; favorite group is Oar; favorite vehicle is Dodge pickup; favorite food is Mexican; favorite restaurant is La Conga ... chose OSU for chance to play in Pac-10, academics, location.

OREGON STATE CAREER STATISTICS - BATTING

YEAR	AVG.	G/GS	AB	R	H	BI	2B	3B	HR	BB	SO	HP	SB-ATT	TB	SLUG
2001	.200	16/9	25	4	5	2	0	0	1	4	5	0	0-0	8	.320
2002	.240	45/39	121	14	29	18	4	1	1	11	25	3	6-8	38	.314
2003	.290	46/38	131	17	38	27	10	2	0	12	24	1	2-6	52	.397
TOTALS	.260	107/86	277	35	72	47	14	3	2	27	54	4	8-14	98	.354
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