Riders senior Brody Richardson commits to Scottsdale CC
RICHARDSON COMMITS TO SCOTTSDALE
Riders senior Brody Richardson has committed to further his education and baseball career at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Scottsdale is known year in and year out as one of the top NJCAA Division II Junior College programs in the county. Richardson becomes the 5th Rider to attend the Scottsdale pipeline under veteran head coach Alex Cherney. Overall, Richardson is the 55th Rider to sign to play college baseball since 2006 when Coach Perleberg took over at the helm.
Coach Cherney on Richardson: “I am thrilled to have Brody coming to play for us next year. We obviously think that he is a really good player, but what we are most impressed with is his character. We love getting players from Gillette. They are always very well coached.”
Richardson is a 4-year starter for the Riders, achieving the rare jump to Varsity as a Freshman. He is a two-time Wyoming Legion Baseball All-State member, (2019 Second Team and 2020 First Team). In 2019 Richardson went 11-3 on the mound for the Riders, leading the team in wins. He also posted a 1.40 ERA, with 97 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched. In 2020 Richardson hit .359 with 21 extra base hits, while driving in 40. On the mound, he threw 31.1 innings, compiling a 2-1 record with 3 saves. He struck out 51 batters in just 31.1 innings pitched, including a 2.21 ERA. Batter hit just .184 against Richardson last season. This fall, Richardson was a key piece to the Thunder Basin Football team’s State Runner Up finish, also earning a plethora of individual awards.
Coach Perleberg on Richardson: “First of all, I’m extremely proud of Brody. Brody has been a quintessential person, player, and leader in our program for the past 4 years. His character is second to none and he is as selfless of a player as I’ve ever coached. He is a “no-excuse” kind of guy and a tremendous teammate. Brody has had a phenomenal career thus far in a Riders uniform, with his best yet to come. To start as a freshman in high school, shows you the talent level and baseball IQ that he possesses. With Brody’s body type, work ethic, and competitive attitude, I really believe that the sky’s the limit for Brody at the next level and Scottsdale will be the perfect fit for him.”
The Riders Baseball family would like to congratulate Brody on this great achievement and for his years of hard work and dedication to our program. We are looking forward to watching Brody his senior year in a Riders jersey, as well as his future years as an Artichoke. Brody is the son of Kory Richardson and Rebecca Richardson, both of Gillette.