18 - Richard Pirkle
Richard Pirkle
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
High School: Norcross
Position: C/OF
Major: Business

2009: Played in 37 games with 18 starts ... Hit .250 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 12 runs ... Had three multi-hit games with six multi-RBI contests ... Hit .278 with a home run, seven RBI and seven runs in PBC games ... Had a pinch-hit grand slam against Columbia Union Feb. 17 ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs March 29 against Lander.

2008: All-PBC Designated Hitter ... Played in 45 games with 37 starts ... Hit .338 with a team-high eight home runs, 35 RBI and 35 runs ... Had 15 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests ... Slugged a team-high .581 ... Hit .361 (26-72) in Peach Belt games, slugging .639 ... Team was 8-0 when he hit a home run ... Smacked his first collegiate round-tripper Feb. 12 against Shorter ... Recorded his first career hit and RBI also on that pinch-hit home run.

2007: Redshirted season ... PBC Presidential Honor Roll.

High School: Attended Norcross High School where he earned All-Region and All-County honors, and was a Scholar Athlete all four years.

Personal: Son of Dick Pirkle and Barbara Camp ... Born Aug. 16, 1988 ... Lists Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves and Manny Ramirez of the LA Dodgers as his favorite athletes ... A business major.

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H HR RBI SB-ATT
2009 .250 37-18 80 12 20 2 18 2-4
2008 .338 45-37 148 35 50 8 35 2-4
TOT .307 82-55 228 47 70 10 53 4-8