What’s maybe most impressive about the performance is the fact that he’d hit just two homers in regular season play, with none coming against Power Five competition.
The Horned Frogs notched 38 wins this year, good enough to land the No. 2 seed in the Fayetteville regional. Tre Richardson was a big reason for that.
The second baseman provided a steady bat in the middle of the TCU order, hitting .310 on the season. While he was known for making contact and driving runs in (44 RBIs in 60 games), power wasn’t necessarily a huge part of the arsenal.
Until Sunday, that is.
After hitting just two home runs during the year, one against UNC Wilmington and the other against Rice, Richardson exploded against Regional host Arkansas.
The junior got things started with a grand slam in the first inning to give his team a quick 4-0 lead. He’d strike again for his second grand slam the next inning as TCU broke the game wide open.
Tre Richardson of TCU entered today with two home runs on the season
He’s hit two grand slams in two innings today
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) June 4, 2023
He was far from through.
Over his next four at-bats, he’d rack up three more hits, including another dinger, to finish his night 5-6. His final stat line included those three HRs, 11 RBIs, three runs scored, and 14 total bases.
He added an impressive diving stop in the field, too.
TCU would win the contest, 20-5, to send the No. 1 seed to the loser’s bracket. The Horned Frogs are now just one game away from a Super Regional appearance.