2001: Appeared in 21 games as a junior, including a team-best 13 starts...finished second on the team in ERA (4.24) and strikeouts (tied with 66), third in innings pitched (85.0) and appearances (21), and tied for fourth in victories (8)...ranked tied for fifth in Conference USA in wins and finished 10th in opponent batting average (.267)...ended the year with back-to-back monumental wins: pitching a complete-game victory vs. LSU (June 3) to help Tulane clinch the Super Regional Championship and a 7.0 inning showing vs. Nebraska (June 10) in the College World Series to give the school its first win in Omaha...vs. LSU, scattered seven hits and gave up just one run while setting a career high with nine strikeouts...earned C-USA All-Tournament honors after not allowing a single earned run and striking out seven in 10.1 innings of work, including a 10.0 inning performance vs. Memphis which the Green Wave went on to win in 13 innings...had six or more strikeouts six times, including seven-strikeout performances vs. Pepperdine (Feb. 17), vs. Cincinnati (March 25) and against Memphis in the C-USA Tourney...after not drawing a decision in his first two appearances, rattled off four consecutive wins from Feb. 9 through March 7 when he tallied a 1.39 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 13.1 innings...earned the first save of his Division I career vs. UNO (March 20), pitching a scoreless ninth to preserve a 3-2 win...off the diamond, earned C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll recognition.
Prior to Tulane: Two-year starter at the College of San Mateo for coach Doug Williams...earned All-Coast Conference honors and was selected to play in the Northern California Junior College All-Star Game as a sophomore when he went 8-2...made two postseason appearances with a 1-0 playoff record.
Summer Ball: Played in the Cape Cod League for the Falmouth Commodores in 2001 where he went 2-3 with a 2.62 ERA in 34.1 innings of work...suited up for the Elkhart Dusters of the Kansas Jayhawk League in 2000.
High School: Two-year starter at Lowell High for coach John Donahue...earned all-city honors as a junior and senior...helped team win the city championship as a senior after pitching a complete extra-innings game (9) at 3Com Stadium at Candlestick Park to earn the victory.
Personal: Full name is Robert Beau Richardson...born Sept. 23, 1979 in Maplewood, N.J...son of Tom Richardson and Barbara Trecker...has one brother, Jesse...majoring in media arts.