Trojans look to build on last year's improvements under head coach Frank Cruz.
2012 Richter made one appearance in 2012, coming out of the bullpen for 0.1 of an inning at North Carolina, where he struck out one.
2011 He made four starts in 23 appearances as a freshman, posting a 2-3 record with a 4.01 ERA...in 33 2/3 innings, he allowed 27 hits and 15 earned runs with 24 walks and 21 strikeouts...opponents hit .220 against him...picked up his second win on the year with a designated start of two no-hit innings on April 19 at Loyola Marymount...made his first collegiate start on March 29 against UC Irvine with two innings and giving up one run on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts...pitched three no-hit innings on March 22 against UC Santa Barbara with a walk and three strikeouts...earned his first collegiate win on Feb. 22 at UC Riverside with 1 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out three...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 20 against North Carolina, allowing a run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings.
High School He was a two-year letterwinner at Santa Margarita in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., under coach David Bacani...drafted in the 44th round of the 2010 major league baseball draft by the Colorado Rockies.
Personal He is majoring in human performance with hopes of playing professionally or becoming an athletic trainer...parents are Tom and Kellie...has one sister, Lauren...lists Jon Lester as his biggest sports hero...favorite movie is Shooter...favorite television shows are The Office, Modern Family and Jersey Shore...listens to Skillet...enjoys playing golf and ping-pong in his spare time...birthdate is April 17, 1991.