21 Ricky Rivera
21 - Ricky Rivera
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Year: So.
Hometown: Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Previous College: Eastern (OK) State
Position: OF
B/T: R/R

About Rivera

Moving from rightfield to left for his senior season ...

strong-armed outfielder also has a potent middle-of-the-lineup bat ... owns

excellent power to all fields ... also possesses good speed for someone his size

... a solid defensive outfielder ... hit well in the latter part of 2004 and

enjoyed a strong fall ... made good improvements at the plate, especially in his

plate discipline ... could be a major run producer ... just beginning to scratch

the surface of his talents.

2004 highlights (Junior)

Enjoyed a productive first season at ORU ... came on late in

the year, especially during post-season play ... named Mid-Con Tournament MVP

after hitting .571 (8-14) with a double, two homers and 10 RBI in three games

... batted .424-4-18 in the season's final 16 games, including .464-3-14 in

seven post-season games ... was 4-for-4 with a double, a homer and five RBI in

Mid-Con Tournament title game vs. Southern Utah (5/29) ... 3-for-4 with two

doubles, a homer and three RBI against TCU (6/5) in NCAA Regional play ... was

4-for-5 with an RBI in game one at Southern Utah (5/21), and banged a 2-run

homer in game three (5/22) ... 4-for-4 with two doubles in series-opening win at

Valparaiso (5/1) ... had a two-run triple at Centenary (4/24) ... went 2-for-4

in 6-5 win at No. 15 Arizona State (4/10) ... belted game-clinching two-run

homer in the eighth inning at No. 10 Wichita State (4/6), his first in a month

... went 4-for-13 with four RBI in four-game series vs. Chicago State (4/3-4)

... belted three home runs and had nine RBI in three-game series with Creighton

(3/5-7) ... had two doubles and two RBI in win over No. 18 UC-Irvine ... batted

.345-1-11 in Mid-Con regular-season play.

At Eastern State

Played two seasons at Eastern Oklahoma State for current ORU

assistant Todd Shelton ... batted .317 with 14 doubles, four triples, nine home

runs and 48 RBI in 55 games for Eastern in 2003 as the Mountaineers finished

34-21 ... batted .356 with 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 43 RBI as

a freshman, leading the Mountaineers in batting, doubles and RBI.

High School

2001 graduate of El Vira M. Colon Negron High School in Santa

Isabel, Puerto Rico.


Full name is Rene Rivera Aguirre ... son of Rene Rivera

Sanchez ... Recreation Administration major ... born March 21, 1983.