Following the final series of the Sea Beggars' 2017 season, Richard Lucatero signed a professional contract with the High Desert Yardbirds.
Lucatero, a transfer from Barstow Community College, was a part of the inaugural 2014-15 baseball season for Providence. During his time at Providence, he has served primarily as a catcher, being known for his numerous back-picks and instilling fear in the oppositions baserunners.
In his senior season, Lucatero posted a .278 AVG with 7 doubles, and had a team high .424 on-base percentage.
Richard's work ethic and leadership will be missed at Providence, but we are excited to see where God leads him.
The Yardbirds are in the Pacific Division of the Pecos League and play their games at Adelanto Stadium.