Wayne, Pa. / Conestoga (West Chester)
At Delaware: Will handle the closer’s role after making an incredible first impression in 2011 • ranks fourth in program history with nine career saves after just one season with Delaware.
2011: Simply sensational during his first season with the Blue Hens • anchored the bullpen while serving as the team’s closer • ranked second in the CAA with nine saves, which also marked the second-highest single-season total in Delaware history • finished 17 games during the year, which was the sixth-highest total among conference relievers • posted a 3.49 ERA while piecing together a 3-2 record • held the opposition to a .231 batting average while striking out 31 in just 28.1 innings of work • made an immediate impact on the team, earning a victory in his first career appearance on February 20 against UNC Greensboro • held the Spartans hitless while striking out two over 3.1 spotless frames during Delaware’s 3-1 victory • followed up that effort with his first career save after retiring two batters to close out the Blue Hens’ thrilling 7-3 victory over No. 9 Arizona State on February 25 • dominated during his first CAA action • struck out three during two scoreless innings against George Mason on March 11 before firing 1.2 pristine frames the very next day to earn his second save of the season • remained strong in conference play, picking up his third save with two strikeouts during one inning of work against Hofstra on March 19 • earned his second win of the season just 10 days later after striking out four over three innings of relief against Temple on March 29 • picked up saves in two of his next three appearances after striking out the final batter against Georgia State on April 2 before firing a scoreless inning against UNC Wilmington on April 9 • wrapped up the season with five scoreless appearances during his final seven games • picked up a win or save in four of those outings • earned his final victory of the year with 1.2 innings of relief against James Madison on April 22 • garnered saves for his relief efforts against Saint Joseph’s on April 20, Rutgers on April 26, and Princeton on May 3 • continued to dominate during the summer after joining the Syracuse Junior Chiefs of the New York Collegiate Baseball League • finished the season with a 1-0 record to go along with a stellar 0.51 ERA and 25 strikeouts • also earned one save in 11 appearances.
2010: Did not play baseball • walk-on member of the Blue Hen football team as a quarterback but did not see game action.
2009 (West Chester University): Played baseball at NCAA Division II West Chester (Pa.) University for one season before transfer to Delaware • pitched and led the Rams to a 46-12 record, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title, and a berth in the NCAA Division II World Series • went 1-1 in nine games with three starts • struck out 15 batters in 11.2 innings.
High School: Two-sport standout in football and baseball at Conestoga High School • two-year starter at quarterback in football • led team to marks of 8-4 and 9-3 • two-time all-Central League selection who was named the Main Line Player of the Year as a senior • winner of two VFW Leadership Awards for football • three-year starter in baseball as a pitcher, first baseman, and shortstop • led team three straight Central League titles • team advanced to the state quarterfinals his senior year • three-time all-league and two-time all-area selection • named team Most Valuable Player as a senior.
Personal: Stephen William Richter ("rickter") • born April 7, 1990 • son of Bill and Colleen Richter • has two younger brothers • sport management interest at Delaware • worked for CPS Railway Services during the summer • father played college volleyball at NCAA Division III Wheaton College • father is an attorney.
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