Despite a shortened 2020 season, one Indiana baseball player was named a standout for his play as he was well on his way to becoming an All-American.
The Indiana baseball program was coming off of another very good year in 2019 and looked to make 2020 even better, but with the cancellation of the rest of the season, nobody will ever know just how good they could have been.
The Hoosiers’ season got off to a shaky start, sitting at 9-6, but had been tested many times in the early bit of the year. No matter the outcome of the game, Grant Richardson proved to be one of the best players on the diamond every outing.
Announced on Thursday, Perfect Game put together their ‘Honor Roll’ for the 2020 season, which included Richardson. This was to take place of any All-American teams due to the lack of games played.
Richardson was named to the Honor Roll as a starting outfielder on the team. Included in that honor was being named the Impact Sophomore of the year.
On the way to a breakout season, Grant Richardson was a do-it-all player for the Hoosiers. He finished the season with a .424 average, five homers, 17 RBIs and a total of 25 hits.
The Freshman All-American in 2019 was well on his way to an All-American type year in 2020 and started all 15 games he appeared in before the season came to an abrupt end. Richardson’s five home runs led the Big Ten as did his slugging percentage (.797) amongst others. Nationally, he ranked fifth in runs per game (1.5), ninth in hits per game (1.79), 12th in slugging percentage, and 19th in RBIs.
Look for Richardson to build on the hot start he had this season and put together an All-American year next year.