|Last School:||Buford HS|
2012: Played in 54 games, including 44 starts ... Recorded a .203 batting average with 23 runs, 16 RBI ... Went 2-3 in stolen bases ... Hit his first collegiate home run at ETSU (3/16).
Prior to Belmont: Played at Buford High School under Head Coach Tony Wolfe … Led team to Georgia State Championship … Earned both the Team Captain Award and the Coach’s Award at Buford … Recorded a batting average of .436 with 12 doubles while only striking out four times last season.
Personal: Born James Christopher Ritchie on April 9, 1993 in South Hadley, Mass. … Son of Phil and Beth Ritchie … Won a citizenship award … Has one brother.