Born in Republic, Wash. ... son of Rory and Kim Rickard ... has three older brothers, Mark, Ryan and Tyrus ... father, as well as an uncle, played baseball at Eastern Washington ... majoring in economics.
2005 (Junior) - Played in 21 games, starting 10 ... started the season opener in left field ... hit two-run homer off the bench May 1 at Washington State ... started all three vs. California, going 3-for-11 ... started two games in center field at UC Riverside ... 4-for-6 April 9 at Riverside, with a triple and two runs scored ... started at DH in March 25 game at Arizona ... started one vs. UCSB and hit first homer March 6 vs. the Gauchos ... played summer ball for the Spokane Riverhawks in the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, earning second-team all-league honors.
SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played two seasons under coach Dave Keller at Spokane Falls ... team MVP as a freshman and sophomore ... led the Sasquatch to two straight NWAACC tournaments after an eight-year absence ... named first-team All-Eastern Division and second-team All-NWAACC as a sophomore, when he batted .362, tops on the team ... also second-team all-division pick as a freshman.
REPUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters and was four-time team captain at Republic High, playing for his father, Rory Rickard ... hit over .500 every year in high school: .520 as a freshman, .570 as a sophomore, .615 as a junior and .636 as a senior, when he hit 13 homers and drove in 65 runs and was also 10-2 as a pitcher ... .541 career average ... four-time team MVP and all-league all four seasons, the first player ever so honored in Panorama League history ... one of only two players from the state "B" classification named all-state in 2002, when the Tigers finished fifth at the state tournament ... for his career, struck out 510 batters in 238 career innings and once struck out 18 in a six-inning game and 23 in an eight-inning game ... once pitched a perfect game and hit for the cycle in the same game and also one hit four homers in a single game ... also played four seasons each of football and basketball ... the summer after his senior year, hit .450 and went 6-2 on the mound for the Spokane Cannons ... graduated from high school with a 3.82 grade point average.
CORY RICKARD'S CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:
Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB/A 2005 .244 20/10 45 7 11 0 1 2 4 .422 2 1 10 .292 0 1 3/4