18 - Richard Pirkle
Richard Pirkle
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: R-Sophomore
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
High School: Norcross
Position: C/OF
Major: Business

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
2008 .338 45-37 148 35 50 8 35 2-4