Position
Outfield
Height
6'2
Weight
192 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Berwick, La.
High School
Berwick HS
B/T
L/R
Major
Sport Administration

2020 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

A reserve outfielder for LSU in 2020 and 2021 who elected to leave the program after the 2021 season … played in 45 games (16 starts) during his career, batting .265 with two doubles, one triple, one homer, 13 RBI and 18 runs … very athletic player with great leadership ability and a strong throwing arm … also a quarterback at Berwick High, where he received Division I football scholarship offers … a left-handed hitter that hits the ball gap-to-gap, runs well in the outfield and displays a strong, accurate arm … a member of the 2020 SEC First-Year Player Academic Honor Roll as a sport administration major.

2021 Season
Played in 36 games (12 starts), batting .268 with two doubles, one triple, one homer, 11 RBI and 13 runs … provided a pinch-hit, two-RBI single in LSU win over Alabama (May 16) … tripled and drove in two runs in April 6 victory over McNeese … homered and collected two RBI in March 14 win over UT San Antonio.

2020 Season
Played in nine games (four starts), batting .250 (3-for-12) with two RBI, five runs scored and one stolen base … started two games in left field and two games at DH … 1-for-2 with one RBI and two runs scored in win over UMass Lowell on March 7 … recorded an RBI and a run scored vs. UMass Lowell on March 8.

Prior to LSU
A two-time all-state selection and four-time all-district selection at Berwick (La.) High … named the state championship MVP in his junior year … voted the 2019 Hitter of the Year in Class 3A and the 2019 Louisiana All-Star Game MVP … batted .427 in his senior season with 12 doubles, 7 triples and six homers … an honors graduate at Berwick High and a four-year football letterman at quarterback.

Personal
Full name is Mitchell James Sanford … parents are Dan and Raegan Sanford … dad is a locomotive engineer, mom is a teacher … has one younger sister, Novalyn … says “the fans and history of LSU” influenced his decision to sign with the Tigers … majoring in sport administration at LSU … born January 30, 2001, in Berwick, La.

Sanford’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Texas A&M (5/21/21)
Hits: 2 four times; most recently at Kentucky (4/11/21)
Runs Scored: 2 four times; most recently at Kentucky (4/11/21)
Doubles: 1 twice; most recently at Kentucky (4/11/21)
Triples: 1 vs. McNeese (4/6/21)
Home Runs: 1 vs. UT San Antonio (3/14/21)
RBI: 2 four times; most recently vs. Alabama (5/16/21)

 

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