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Richie Erath
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Richie Erath
Richie Erath

POS.P
B/TR/R
HT.6-3
WT.180
YR.Fr.
HOMETOWNLake Worth, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLPalm Beach Central HS

At A Glance
Will look to bounce back from a season-ending Tommy John surgery … named the Atlantic Sun Preseason Pitcher of the Year before getting injured as a senior … selected to the A-Sun All-Conference second team in 2010 and was an All-Freshmen choice in 2008 … ranks third all-time in career starts (35), fifth in innings pitched (208.0) and seventh in both wins (15) and strikeouts (158).

As A Redshirt Senior (2013)
Made 11 appearances on the season, all coming out of the bullpen ... tallied a 3.86 ERA in 11.2 innings of work and recorded one save on the season ... returned to action in series finale against Western Michigan (Mar. 10), closing out the final inning with a punchout ... tossed the final scoreless inning against Lipscomb (Mar. 28), allowing a pair of hits and recording one strikeout ... provided 1.1 scoreless innings in relief against USC Upstate (April 20), allowing just one hit against the six batters faced ... struck out two of the four batters he faced in a scoreless ninth inning against Northern Kentucky (April 28), allowing just one hit ... finalized the victory with a strikeout in the series finale against Jacksonville (May 5), allowing one walk in a scoreless ninth inning ... worked the final 0.2 innings in his last appearance on Senior Day at Swanson Stadium helping the Eagles secure the No. 2 seed in the A-Sun Championship.

As A Senior (2011)
Utilized a medical hardship after undergoing Tommy John surgery … named the Atlantic Sun Preseason Pitcher of the Year and All-Conference first team choice prior to the year … made four starts, going 1-1 with a 5.09 ERA … threw 90 or more pitches in all four outings, going seven innings or better twice … struck out 19 batters over 23 innings … struck out five and gave up just one run during a 5-1 victory over Big Ten foe Illinois (Feb. 27) … earned a no-decision after striking out six in seven innings during a Friday night start at UNF (Mar. 5).

As A Junior (2010)
An Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team performer … part of a weekend rotation that all earned postseason accolades … finished the season with a 7-4 record as the No. 2 starter … ended with a 4.42 ERA, making 16 appearances and 14 starts … in 97.2 innings of work, he struck out 79 batters while walking just 29 and holding the opposition to a .268 batting average … the 97.2 innings are the second-most in single-season history … went at least five innings in 13 of 14 starts, including seven of seven or more innings … struck out six or more batters nine times … threw over 100 pitches on 10 occasions … had a 2.8 strikeout/walk ratio … induced 106 groundouts, including six double plays … picked off a team-best three runners … went 5-2 with a 4.12 ERA over 10 starts in A-Sun action … picked up a win in four of first five appearances … first outing of the season came in relief, giving up just three hits over six scoreless innings during a win over Temple (Feb. 19) … struck out a season-best nine in just five innings during first start against Sacred Heart (Feb. 27) … improved to 3-0 with eight-inning, 118-pitch outing at USC Upstate (Mar. 14) that featured no walks … cruised to eight scoreless innings and fourth win at Stetson (Mar. 20), giving up just four hits with eight strikeouts … had a 1.12 ERA over first 32 innings of the season … picked up only career save at Oklahoma State (Mar. 31), tossing a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts … followed with a complete game at Mercer (Apr. 3), but got the loss … rebounded with eight strong innings at Campbell (Apr. 10), but was credited with a no-decision … broke back into the win column against Belmont (Apr. 24), going seven innings with eight strikeouts … fanned eight over seven innings in a victory against ETSU (May 8) … final win came against UNF (May 21) … helped the Eagles claim all 10 A-Sun Conference series on the season and secure their third consecutive A-Sun regular season title.

As A Sophomore (2009)
Went 5-2 with a 6.15 ERA over 15 appearances, including a team-high 13 starts … struck out 45 batters in 60 innings of work … walked just 13 batters for a team-leading 3.5 strikeout/walk ratio … allowed just three walks over his final 25 innings of the season … went five or more innings in eight starts … struck out five or more on three occasions … tied for first on the team with a .714 win percentage … opened the year with a seven-inning complete game against Temple (Feb. 22), throwing 100 pitches en route to four strikeouts … scattered eight hits over six innings at Campbell (Mar. 7), giving up just one run with five strikeouts in a win … followed with a five-inning victory at UNF (Mar. 15) … struck out a season-high eight over just five innings at Jacksonville (Mar. 22) with just one earned run and no walks to improve to 3-1 … tossed two scoreless innings at Florida State (Mar. 25) in a mid-week start … awarded the win despite just one scoreless inning of relief in a comeback victory at Bethune-Cookman (Apr. 1) … struck out four with no walks over six innings against USC Upstate (Apr. 25) for fifth victory.

As A Freshman (2008)
Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen team in FGCU first year in the conference … started four times while appearing in nine games ... had a 2-1 record, and a 3.62 ERA over 27.1 innings … recorded 15 strikeouts and held opponents to a .237 batting average … named the A-Sun Pitcher of the Week after throwing eight shutout innings with five strikeouts at UNF (Mar. 2) in second career start …first collegiate win came in a start against Southeastern (Feb. 23) in which he tossed four scoreless inning with four strikeouts … gave up just five hits over first 12 innings of work … threw 5.1 scoreless innings in relief at Campbell (Mar. 29), surrendering just three hits.

Personal
Son of Lisa Erath … business management major.

Single-Game Highs
Innings Pitched (Start):
9.0 vs. Mercer (Apr. 3, 2010)
Innings Pitched (Relief): 6.0 vs. Temple (Feb. 21,2010)
Strikeouts: 9 vs. Sacred Heart (Feb. 27, 2010)
Strikeouts (Relief): 6 vs. Temple (Feb. 21,2010)

Superlative Stats
Appearances:
44
Relief: 9
Starts: 35
Team Record in Starts: 23-12
Complete Games: 2
Shutouts: 1
Pick-Offs: 5
3+ Innings (Relief): 2
5+ Innings: 26
2+ Strikeouts (Relief): 4
5+ Strikeouts: 15
7+ Strikeouts: 6