#22 Ricky Sanchez
HONORS & AWARDS:Â Monogram (letter) Winner (2013, 2015, 2016) â€¦ ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015).
CAREER STATS (2013-16): Played in 129 career games with 76 starts in four years under the Golden Dome â€¦ split .268/.314/.413 with 91 hits, 19 doubles, nine triples, four homers, 42 RBI, 140 total bases, 18 walks, five hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, eight sacrifice bunts, eight stolen bases and 36 runs scored â€¦ posted an impressive .991 fielding percentage in 230 chances. Â
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Played in 52 games with 47 starts during final campaign with the Irish â€¦ earned starts at catcher, outfield and designated hitter â€¦ had best season of career at the plate with an impressive .306/.343/.456 slash line â€¦ posted 59 hits (12 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR), 26 RBI, 25 runs, nine walks and five sacrifice bunts â€¦ totaled 17 multi-hit games, five multi-RBI performances and led the team with a 13-game hitting streak (March 20 – April 13) â€¦ team was 10-4 when he started at catcher and 7-1 when he started in left field â€¦ batted .352 (19-54) against left handers, .345 (29-84) with runners on base, .600 (3-5) with the bases loaded, .400 (2-5) as a pinch hitter and .395 (17-34) with runners in scoring position â€¦ had seven RBI in 11 chances with a runner on third base and less than two outs â€¦ also had 12 two-out RBI â€¦ slashed .316/.330/.526 in ACC play â€¦ hit walk-off single to beat Gonzaga (February 28) and clinch the Alamo Irish Classic â€¦ earned a monogram.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015):Â Played in 29 games with nine starts â€¦ recorded 10 hits, three doubles, two triples, one homer, 10 RBI, 20 total bases, five walks and two runs scored on year â€¦ hit .333 (6-18) with two outs â€¦Â had three RBI with a runner on third and less than two outs and six two-out RBI â€¦earned a walk versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 19) … started in the outfield and moved to catcher in the later innings against Akron (Feb. 28) … cracked first two hits of the year, with one being a double … totaled a sac fly RBI at Georgia Tech (March 7) … had key RBI sac bunt that scored game-winning run at Savannah State (March 11) … recorded a clutch two-RBI, pinch-hit double at Clemson (March 15) … cracked a key two-RBI double to go along with a walk against No. 8 Louisville in 18-inning game (March 21) … bashed an RBI triple to go along with a sacrifice bunt versus Western Michigan (March 25) … had a single, RBI and walk as a pinch hitter/designated hitter versus No. 7 Florida State (April 10) … earned a walk against NC State (April 18) … started in series finale at Boston College (May 15) and went 2-for-5 with first career homer … started in the outfield in ACC Tournament game against NC State (May 21) â€¦Â named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll â€¦Â earned a monogram.Â
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014):Â Played in 15 games and made nine starts between first base, the outfield and designated hitter â€¦ hit .242 with one double, two triples and four RBI â€¦ hit .267 (4-for-15) vs. righties and was a perfect 1-for-1 with the bases loaded â€¦ made season debut at Appalachian State (March 11) going 1-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored â€¦ earned first hit (a triple) in ACC action vs. Virginia Tech (March 22) and tallied two RBI â€¦ went 2-for-3 a day later against the Hokies (March 23) with a run scored and two stolen bases â€¦ earned a start as the designated hitter against Northeastern (April 26) and went 2-for-3 with a run scored â€¦ notched a double and a hit by pitch against Western Michigan (April 30) â€¦ named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):Â Played in 33 contests during first season with the Irish (11 starts) … batted .241 with three doubles, one triple, two RBI and five runs scored … hit at a .267 clip and scored four runs in 16 BIG EAST appearances … logged first career base hit at Tulane (Feb. 23) … went 3-for-5 with first career double and run scored against No. 10 Oklahoma (March 10) … registered first career triple in a home start against Seton Hall (March 23) … notched an RBI single in only official at-bat in the first game of a BIG EAST series against Villanova (April 5) … reached base in two of three plate appearances, adding a stolen base and run scored in the series finale at Pittsburgh (April 14) … ripped an RBI double and tacked on a run scored in series finale against Connecticut (April 28) … recorded one hit in each game of a league series against USF (May 3-5) … tallied pinch hit RBI double at Cincinnati (May 16) â€¦ earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL:Â Named all-county three times – second team as a sophomore and junior and first team as a senior … earned a gold glove as a senior … named 8A Academic Player of the Year in Florida … helped Charles W. Flanagan High School to three district championships from 2010-12 … won a region championship on the way to finishing second in the state as a junior … team was the region runner-up as a senior … named team MVP as a sophomore after leading team in doubles … led county in doubles as a senior … earned three letters in baseball … earned the Male English Award in 2010 and the Male Bible Award in 2011 … played club baseball for the East Cobb Astros … in 2011 team was named CABA World Series national champions and Perfect Game national champions … full name is Ricardo Mario Sanchez … born in Miami, Florida … son of Rick and Carmen Sanchez … has a younger sister, Natalia … dad, Rick, played baseball at St. Thomas University … graduated from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in American Studies.