• San Diego Union-Tribune Feature (4/1/16)
AS A SENIOR IN 2016
All-CCAA honorable mention as an outfielder ... Made 49 appearances ... Started 46 games, with 39 in left field and seven at designated hitter ... Primarily hit in leadoff position again, a team-high 31 times for the second straight year ... 23 of career-high 35 runs came in February ... Led UCSD with career-high 30 walks ... Season bests of 10-game hit streak and 10-game reached base streak ... Capped career with five-game hit streak ... Only missed three-game home series vs. SF State (4/16-17), due to injury ... NCBWA Preseason All-West Region Second Team at designated hitter ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) team representative.
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.
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).
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.
Born July 1, 1994 in Fullerton ... Parents are Gilbert Sanchez and Bonnie Hayes ... Has a younger brother named Garett ... Management science major with a music minor 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 2016 season)
At Bats: 6, 2 times (last 4/2/16 vs. Stanislaus State-1)
Runs: 4, 3 times (last 2/28/16 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, 3 times (last 3/4/16 vs. Cal State LA)
Home Runs: 1, 2 times (last 5/2/15 vs. Cal State LA-1)
RBI: 3, 2 times (last 5/2/15 vs. Cal State LA-1)
Walks: 3, 4/23/16 at Cal State Monterey Bay-2
Stolen Bases: 1, 11 times (last 4/10/16 at Sonoma State-1
CAREER HITTING STATISTICS (current through 2016 season)