2007-08 Baseball
Richard Bleier
Richard Bleier
Richard Bleier


Professional (2008-Present)
Selected in the 6th round (183rd overall) of the 2008 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Texas Rangers … initially assigned to the Short Season-A Spokane Indians of the Northwest League in 2008 … started 2009 with the Single-A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League and advanced to the Class-A Advanced Bakersfield Blaze of the California League … played the entire 2010 season and 2011 season with the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders.

As a Junior (2008)
Unanimous selection for the Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year and All-Conference first team … named to the All-PING!BASEBALL third team … selected to the watch list for the Roger Clemens Pitcher of the Year Award … made 12 starts on the year including four complete games … finished with a 7-1 record, holding a team-best 2.09 ERA … recorded 76 strikeouts, good for second on the team, while allowing a team-low 17 walks in 90.1 innings on the mound … finished with an average of 7.57 strikeouts per nine innings with a 4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio … held opponents to a team-best .232 batting average, with a .208 average against lefties … earned his first victory in an 11-1 rout of Southeastern (Feb. 22) in his first start, recording seven strikeouts in six innings of work … issued an no-decision after six frames against North Florida (Mar. 1) registering four strikeouts … sat down eight hitters while improving to 2-0 in a seven-inning performance against Gardner-Webb (Mar. 8) … recorded back-to-back five strikeout games in a complete game at Kennesaw State (Mar. 14) and against Mercer (Mar. 22), moving his record to 4-0 … threw another complete game at Campbell (Mar. 28), notching six strikeouts in his fifth victory … consecutive eight-inning outings against Belmont (Apr. 4) and at Lipscomb (Apr. 11) warranted no-decisions, with four and six strikeouts, respectively … fanned 11 batters in a complete game 5-1 victory at Jacksonville (Apr. 18), improving to 6-0 … totaled a career-best 13 strikeouts in seven innings of work at Stetson (May 2), earning a no-decision … final collegiate victory came in a 9-5 defeat of ETSU (May 10), amassing four strikeouts in 7.1 innings … dropped a 2-1 decision at USC Upstate (May 15) in his collegiate finale, going seven innings and allowing just one earned run to go with three strikeouts.

Summer of 2007
Played for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League … named team “Cy Young” award winner … led team with five wins … posted a 3.39 ERA in 61 innings of work.

As a Sophomore (2007)
Named All-South Region second team … made 17 appearances, starting 13 contests … went 8-2 with a 3.60 ERA in 85.0 innings … was among the national leaders in wins and strikeouts … struck out 84 batters while walking just 18 … posted a .269 opponents’ batting average… pitched six scoreless innings and allowed three hits while striking out six batters in first win of the season at Benedict (Feb. 6) … followed with another six strikeout performance in six innings of work against Florida Southern (Feb. 16) … fanned10 batters in 8.0 innings while scattering five hits in a no-decision at Rollins (Mar. 5) … earned a victory in relief against Stillman (Mar. 13), recording one strikeout in two innings on the hill … picked up his third victory following 6.2 against Notre Dame (Mar. 16), retiring two batters faced … followed with a win at No. 1 Tampa, going 5.2 innings while striking out six batters … recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in a win against Barry (Mar. 30) for his fifth victory of the year … sat down nine batters in seven frames in a no-decision against Flagler (Apr. 6) … pitched a complete game against Palm Beach Atlantic (Apr. 13), registering three strikeouts and allowing just one earned run to improve his record to 6-1 … recorded four strikeouts in back-to-back outings at Lynn (Apr. 20) and Stillman (Apr. 28), picking up his eight win against Stillman.

As a Freshman (2006)
Appeared in 17 games and made one start … finished with a 2-1 record with one save and one complete game … held an ERA of 2.10 with 34 strikeouts and eight earned runs in 34.1 innings pitched … recorded a season-high eight strikeouts in a scoreless four innings of work at Albany State (Mar. 7) … earned his first collegiate save throwing three scoreless frames against Missouri-St. Louis (Mar. 16) … struck out six batters, allowing two hits in four innings at Barry (April 6) … pitched a season-high seven innings in his first career start and registered five strikeouts to earn his first collegiate win at Stillman (May 2) … threw five innings and recorded three strikeouts in the winning effort against Lynn (May 18).

High School
2005 graduate of South Plantation High School … played for coach Mike White … selected to the county and state All-Star games in 2005.

Majored in criminal justice ... son of Lawrence and Kathleen Bleier.