With 24 days until season opener, Tigers get back to work
USF ends Tigers' season with 5-3 victory
Tigers return home for final four games of regular season
Kelly Braman records only hit in game for Tigers
Goranson and Braman drive in Tigers' runs
Memphis Softball vs Louisville on May 4, 2014 at the Tigers Softball Complex. Senior Day. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis softball vs Temple on April 5, 2014 at the Tigers Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
2013 Memphis Softball Portraits. Photos by Lindsey Lissau
Memphis vs East Carolina on May 5, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
Memphis softball vs Alcorn State on April 10, 2012 at the Tiger Softball Complex. All photos by Joe Murphy
Appeared in 34 games and made 21 starts in the circle ... Finished the season with an 8-12 record and a 3.91 ERA ... Posted 159 strikeouts in 136 innings pitched ... Had 14 appearances with five or more strikeouts ... Earned the victory in relief against Nicholls State on feb. 16, allowing just one hit and striking out four in 2.1 innings ... Pitched a complete game against Southeast Missouri on Feb. 24, earning the victory and striking out 16 batters a career high mark and the second-most in a game in program history ... Named to the Blues City Classic All-Tournament Second Team ... Struck out eight against Hawaii on March 2, allowing just one hit and zero runs in five innings ... Pitched all seven innings against Alcorn State on March 20, striking out nine batters and allowing just three hits ... Was the winning pitcher in the 4-3 victory over UTEP on March 9, posted eight strikeouts in seven innings of work ... Pitched eight innings and struck out 15 batters against Mississippi Valley State on April 17.
Earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors in the circle, becoming the ninth Tiger to receive the accolade ... Had nine complete games in 15 starts ... Recorded 10-plus strikeouts three times ... Struck out 30 batters looking, which ranked her 10th in the league ... Held opponents to a .225 batting average, sixth-best in the conference ... Had just 91 hits against her for third-best in the league ... Ranked in the top-five in several single-season categories after 2012: .225 opponent batting average (5th), 6.73 strikeouts per seven innings (4th), 31 appearances (T4th) and 13 games finished (1st) ... Threw three shutouts (Murray State, Southern Miss and Alcorn State) ... Collected 106 strikeouts in 110.1 innings of work ... Finished the year 6-11 with a 3.17 ERA ... Had a perfect fielding percentage on 19 throwing attempts ... Had a season-best 11 strikeouts against Murray State (3/28) ... One-hit Southern Miss (4/1) and Alcorn State (4/10) to help the Tigers get the victories ... Gave up no walks and threw just 94 pitches in seven innings in the circle against Southern Miss (4/1).
Lettered four years at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, Calif. ... Coached by Randall Matheny ... Led the Knights to their first Peninsula Athletic League Bay Championship in 18 years in 2010 and again in 2011 ... Named The Daily Journal Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011 ... The Knights finished 23-6 in 2011 ... The Central Coast Section Player of the Year in 2011 ... Named all-state in 2010 and 2011 ... A three-time Peninsula Athletic League Bay Pitcher of the Year and San Mateo County Pitcher of the Year ... Four-time Hillsdale High MVP ... As a senior, had a 0.59 ERA with 309 strikeouts in 165 innings pitched ... Opposing players hit just .094 ... Ranked third in the state of California in strikeouts and 14th in the nation ... Hit .321 with a .409 on-base percentage and a .444 slugging percentage ... Posted a microscopic 0.55 ERA and allowed only 29 hits in 168 innings pitched as a junior in 2010 ... Of the 504 batters she retired, recorded 457 strikeouts, which came 13 shy of breaking the all-time single season California record ... Tossed her ninth career perfect game in 2010 and added her 10th and 11th career no-hitters ... Also lettered one year in volleyball and two years in soccer.
Played summer travel ball with Sorcerer 18 Gold her junior and senior years of high school ... Played with the San Jose Sting as a freshman and sophomore.
Full name is Jordan Mireille Richwood ... Born September 4 in Fort Carson, Colo. ... Daughter of Tina and Wallace Richwood ... Nickname is Jo, J-Rich or Jay ... Enjoys teaching and coaching younger children to play softball ... Major is exercise and sport science.