Class of 1996
Ken Richey anchored the pitching staff of the Bison baseball team during its most successful four-year run in school history. During his time, BC went 89-48 for a .650 winning percentage, won one PAC title and earned two bids to the ECAC Tournament. Richey was the starting pitcher in Bethany’s win over Frostburg State in the ’96 ECAC semifinals, which was the program’s first postseason victory. Richey’s name is still atop the Bethany record books in numerous categories, as he still possesses the school’s single-season standards for wins (nine in 1995), complete games (nine in 1995) and innings pitched (77 in 1995). At the time of his graduation, Richey owned five career records as well and was ranked in the top three in a trio of other categories. He still owns the career wins mark with 24 and complete games record with 22 and was first with 229 innings pitched (currently third), 32 starts (third) and 40 appearances (ninth). In addition, Richey still sits second in career ERA (2.44) and fourth in strikeouts (142).