Taking the Field With...Ronnie Richardson and Scott Robinson


GO KNIGHTS Scott Robinson comes over to UCF from Seminole High School near St. Petersburg.
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Scott Robinson comes over to UCF from Seminole High School near St. Petersburg.
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Jan. 18, 2010

By Brian Ormiston
UCFAthletics.com

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - UCFAthletics.com's part three of its feature with the baseball newcomers looks at freshmen Ronnie Richardson and Scott Robinson. Richardson is slated to start in center field for the Knights, while Robinson will add an important arm in the bullpen.

#2 Ronnie Richardson - OF/IF - Fr. - 5-7, 175 - Eagle Lake, Fla./Lake Region
Q: What is your first memory of playing baseball growing up?

- My first memory of playing baseball is not knowing what position I played, and the only position I knew was catcher so that's where I started playing. (As for pitching) I have always had a strong arm. So I just threw the ball by people, that's the only reason I would take the mound. I liked to pitch, and center field was kind of a thing where my high school coach said I was too fast to play the infield so he put me out there. But I still played infield, and it was determined where I played on who was pitching. I still play the infield, and I can still pitch I think.

Q: Is there a game you played in that you remember the most?
- Playing for Team USA and pitching a one-hitter vs. Columbia, and going 4-for-4 at the plate.

Q: What have you enjoyed the most so far about being at UCF?
- Becoming part of a new family that I know has the will and the fight to take this baseball program to another level.

Q: What would be the one place or thing you want to visit before you die?
- I would want to visit Paris.

Q: Is there anything you have to do before a game, such as any pregame rituals?
- Listen to music and sit in my locker.

 

 

Q: Growing up, what was your video game of choice?
- Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball on N64, Classic.

Q: What reality show would you like to be on the most?
- Flavor of Ronnie Richardson - Haha, I want my own.

Q: If someone was making a movie about your life, who would you want to play yourself?
- That's a good question...I don't know.

#29 Scott Robinson - RHP - Fr. - 6-2, 215 - Seminole, Fla./Seminole
Q: What is your first memory of playing baseball growing up?

- Hitting an inside-the-park home run in tee-ball and tripping right before I got to home plate.

Q: Is there a game you played in that you remember the most?
- Yes, I had a walk-off hit to defeat the defending state champions during my senior year of high school.

Q: What have you enjoyed the most so far about being at UCF?
- Everything about it.

Q: If you won a trip to see a game at any ballpark in the country, where would go and why?
- Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies stadium. I heard it's amazing and I want to see it first hand.

Q: What would be the one place or thing you want to visit before you die?
- See the Billabong Pro at Teahupoo, Tahiti, on a huge day.

Q: Growing up, what was your video game of choice as well as your favorite place to go as a kid?
- My favorite video game was the Legend of Zelda, and my favorite place was Seminole Little League and always playing home run derby.

Q: What reality show would you like to be on the most?
- Survivor.

Q: If someone was making a movie about your life, who would you want to play yourself?
- Shia LaBeauf.

Q: What would be the one thing you would wait in line overnight to have?
- Tickets for The Who or Nirvana.

Season tickets for the 2010 campaign are already on sale. The Knights will play 36 games at home this year, and reserved chairbacks are just $199, while reserved bleachers seats are only $150. Faculty/staff, youth and senior season tickets are $99. To purchase tickets, call 407-823-1000 or visit UCFAthletics.com.

Tickets for Baseball Knight Fest Jan. 30 are on sale as well. The event is free to everyone who wish to meet the team and get autographs, but for just $5 a ticket fans will be able to grab a ballpark meal and be eligible for prizes. Opening day is set for Friday, Feb. 19, against Savannah State.

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