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Ricky Fairchild

Position RHP
Height 6'3''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Dallas, Texas
High School Highland Park

2005 at Tulane (Redshirt-Junior): Saw action in 17 games as redshirt-junior, all in relief … Posted a 6.29 ERA with 25 strikeouts and 13 walks in 24.1 innings of work … Had six multiple strikeout games, including a career-best five strikeouts against Memphis (May 6) … Held opponents without a hit in six appearances and without an earned run on 10 occasions … Earned a win vs. McNeese State (Feb. 15) after tossing a perfect eighth in Tulane[apos]s 3-0 win over the Cowboys.

2004 at Tulane (Junior): Sat out the entire season after undergoing successful Tommy John surgery in December 2003 and received a medical-redshirt … A member of the Conference USA Commissioner[apos]s List and Tulane[apos]s 3.0 Club.

Summer 2003: Played for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League … Earned All-Alaska Baseball League honors and was named the No. 3 prospect in the league by Baseball America after leading the league in appearances (24) and saves (7) while striking out 20 and holding opponents to a .194 batting average in 28.1 innings of work … In the NBC World Series, earned three saves in four appearances, and was voted the No. 1 prospect of the 44 participating teams by Baseball America.

2003 at Tulane (Sophomore): Appeared in four games as a sophomore, all in relief … Led all Tulane relievers with a 1.69 ERA while giving up just one run on six hits in 5.1 innings of work … Earned C-USA Commissioner[apos]s Honor Roll and Tulane Scholar-Athlete recognition.

Summer 2002: Played with the Waynesboro Generals of the Valley League … Appeared in 11 games for Waynesboro, including one start, and tallied a 0-2 record with a 5.30 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

2002 at Tulane (Freshman): Appeared in 16 games as a true freshman … Tallied a 1-0 record with a 7.18 ERA in 26.1 innings of relief … Earned first career win vs. South Florida (5/12) with 2.1 innings to help the Green Wave win 9-8 … Totaled seven multiple-strikeout games, including a three-strikeout performances against Charlotte (3/16) and twice vs. Louisville (5/3 and 5/5) … Earned Conference USA Academic Medal and Commissioner[apos]s Academic Honor Roll recognition.

High School: Three-year letterman at Highland Park High for coach Lew Kennedy, seeing time at first base and on the mound … As a senior, helped the Scots go 37-5 and reach the regional finals … Compiled a 1.68 ERA with 102 strikeouts and an 11-2 record to earn first-team All-District 13-4A honors as a senior … As a sophomore, pitched a complete-game no-hitter while going 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles and six RBI in the same game to earn All-Mount Pleasant Tournament recognition … Lettered twice in football where he helped Highland Park win a pair of district championships … Was a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Hunting and Fishing Club … Earned AP Scholar and Park Place Motors Scholar-Athlete of the Month honors.

Personal: Full name is Richard Walter Fairchild, Jr. … Born May 17, 1983 in Bryan, Texas … Parents are Rick and Julie Fairchild … Has two brothers: Lucas and Yale; and one sister, Amanda.