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#9 Gradeigh Sanchez
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: Mission Viejo, CA
High School: Capistrano Valley HS
College: Warren
Major: Management Science
Experience: 3 Letters
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AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Daktronics All-West Region First Team ... ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region First Team ... NCBWA All-West Region honorable mention at designated hitter ... All-CCAA First Team at designated hitter ... Also served as an outfielder ... Entered breakout season with .207 career batting average over first two years, and came out at .303 ... Took over leadoff position in lineup on March 21 vs. Cal State San Bernardino ... Hit a three-run, go-ahead home run to right center in the fourth inning to give UCSD a 5-4 lead in a 7-4 home win vs. Cal State L.A. (5/2), marking his first collegiate blast that cleared the fence ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Provided depth in the outfield ... First career home run was of the inside-the-park variety at Cal State East Bay (3/28).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Appeared in 15 games, starting five ... Two starts came in right field, with two in left and one at designated hitter ... Scored five runs and drove in two ... One steal on two attempts ... Made college debut as a ninth-inning pinch-runner at Grand Canyon (2/8), scoring in a 10-5 win ... Drew first start in right field in series finale at GCU (2/10) ... Collected first collegiate hit as a pinch-hitter to lead off the ninth inning vs. Point Loma (2/12), when he singled through the right side on a 2-2 pitch and scored before a second run tied the game at 5-5, with UCSD winning 6-5 in 11 ... Had two runs and one RBI in a starting role vs. Cal State Stanislaus (2/15) ... Made three outfield putouts without an error.

SUMMER BALL
Played for Fontanetti's during the 2014 summer ... Played for Team Rawlings (2009-11), L.A. Rhinos Baseball (2010-11), Chicago White Sox Scout Team (2010-11) and So Cal Blaze (2012).

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Capistrano Valley High School in Mission Viejo ... Two-time All-South Coast League First Team ... 2012 Team MVP, when he hit .413 with six doubles, one triple, one home run, a .518 on-base percentage, 28 runs, 16 RBI, 18 walks and eight steals ... Batted .391 as a junior in 2011 with three doubles, three triples, one home run, a .486 OBP, 28 runs, 19 RBI, 15 walks and five steals ... Two-time Scholar Athlete ... Played with current Tritons Tyler Howsley and Jack Larsen.

PERSONAL
Born July 1, 1994 in Fullerton ... Parents are Gilbert Sanchez and Bonnie Hayes ... Has a younger brother named Garett ... Management science major at Warren College ... Interested in becoming a fireman like his father ... Counts hitting a home run at Tesoro High School and breaking the windshield of a Bentley automobile as a memorable baseball moment ... Enjoys fishing, golfing, going to the beach, watching movies, traveling, swimming and going to the gym ... Roots for the New York Yankees, Oklahoma City Thunder, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Penguins ... Favorite athlete is retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... Top movie is I Love You, Man ... Listens to Drake ... Loves grilled cheese with chicken.

CAREER HITTING HIGHS (current through 2015 season)
At Bats: 6, 4/2/15 vs. Cal Poly Pomona
Runs: 4, 2 times (last 4/21/15 vs. Cal State San Bernardino)
Hits: 4, 4/2/15 vs. Cal Poly Pomona
Doubles: 2, 3/7/15 vs. Chico State-1
Triples: 1, 2 times (last 4/7/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
Home Runs: 1, 2 times (last 5/2/15 vs. Cal State L.A.-1)
RBI: 3, 2 times (last 5/2/15 vs. Cal State L.A.-1)
Walks: 2, 12 times (last 5/14/15 vs. Azusa Pacific)
Stolen Bases: 1, 8 times (last 5/7/15 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay)

CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2015 season)

Year AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT FLD%
2013 .059 15 5 17 5 1 0 0 0 2 1 .059 3 0 5 1 .190 1 0 1-2 1.000 (3-0-0)
2014 .243 39 16 70 18 17 2 1 1 5 24 .343 15 3 15 4 .393 1 3 2-4 .909 (29-1-3)
2015 .357 51 38 154 33 55 6 1 1 26 66 .429 27 6 19 2 .471 0 3 5-9 .850 (17-0-3)
TOTALS .303 105 59 241 56 73 8 2 2 33 91 .378 45 9 39 7 .428 2 6 8-15 .893 (49-1-6)

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
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2014
2015

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