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#20 Amanda Sanchez Season 2019

West Covina, Calif.
Previous School
High School
Bishop Amat HS

2019 NFCA Second Team All-American
2019 First Team All-South Region
2019 Preseason All-SEC
2019 USA Softball Collegiate POY Watch List (Top 50)
2019 SEC Player of the Week (3/12/19)
2019 LSWA Hitter of the Week (3/21/19)
2019 NFCA Player of the Week (4/2/19)
2019 SEC Player of the Week (4/2/19)
2019 LSWA Hitter of the Week (4/2/19)
2019 USA Softball Collegiate POY Watch List (Top 26)
2019 Second Team All-SEC
2018 SEC All-Defensive Team (3B)
2018 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Freshman All-SEC

Played and started 60 of the Tigers’ 62 games this season at third base … She finished third on the team in hitting with a .354 batting average … Had 56 hits on 158 at-bats and scored 39 runs for the Tigers … She mainly hit in the second spot on the Tiger lineup, 37 times total … Hit 16 doubles and nine home runs on the year … Collected 54 RBI, the second most on the team … Had 15 multiple RBI games and 15 multiple hit games … She was walked the most with 43 total walks and was hit by the pitch 18 times … She is ranked second in the SEC and sixth in the nation for her on base percentage of .529 … Went one-for-one on stolen base attempts … Recorded 55 putouts and 137 assists on the year with a .950 fielding percentage … Earned a season-high five RBI against South Carolina (March 31) when she hit her sixth home run on the year and a grand slam, helping the Tigers to a run-rule victory … Helped improve the team’s home run record to 67 when she hit her eighth dinger over the right field wall against Baylor … Hit a season-high three doubles against Tulsa when she tallied three hits on three at-bats, scored three runs and recorded three RBI … She put the first runs on the board against Texas A&M (March 9) with a two-run home run over the center field wall, and recorded a third RBI on a single to the left side … Recorded her ninth home run on the year in the Regional Championship against Texas Tech to tie up the game 1-1 … Had a team high 12 assists overall for the regional.

Enjoyed a healthy redshirt junior campaign, serving as one of the Tigers’ most consistent and dangerous hitters … Reset single-season career-highs in average (.374), runs scored (31), doubles (10), on-base percentage (.500) and slugging percentage (.671) … Overall in the SEC, finished fourth in on-base percentage (.500), tied for ninth in average (.374) and slugging percentage (.671) and tied for 10th in home runs (12) … Nationally, she ranked 33rd in on-base percentage and 88th in slugging percentage … Was one of the conference’s and NCAA’s top defenders at third base, leading to 2018 SEC All-Defensive Team honors … Committed just one error on 72 total attempts in SEC play, registering a stellar .986 fielding percentage … Also tallied an incredible .500 on-base percentage, .917 slugging percentage 1.417 OPS over the Tigers’ four-game postseason run … Ranked second on Mizzou with 15 multi-hit games, including team-high six three-hit efforts at the plate … Safely reached base in 32 consecutive games early in the season, ranking tied for second longest streak in program history … Posted sensational situational hitting statistics, eclipsing a .300-plus average in virtually every category. Highlights included a .406 average with runners on base, .370 average with runners in scoring position and .357 average with two outs … Recorded 10, two-out RBI on the year. One of six Tigers to surpass double-digit two-out RBI … Capped off the season on a terror at NCAA Norman Regional (May 18-20), hitting .417 (5-for-12) with three runs scored, two home runs and six RBI … Launched her final home run in SEC play with a solo blast at No. 12 South Carolina (April 22) in the series finale … Big series finale on the road against eventual NCAA Sweet 16 qualifier Arkansas (March 25), going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, one home run and two RBI … Produced her third all-time multi-home run game in Mizzou’s victory over Creighton (March 3) … Opened the season on an absolute terror, tallying 12 multi-hit contests over her first 21 games played. Included a top streak of four consecutive multi-hit games (Feb. 18-22) and 10 multi-hit efforts over a 16-game stretch.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017 at Missouri)
Suffered season-ending injury at the plate vs. Ohio State (March 17) … Applied for medical redshirt and gained two more years of eligibility at Mizzou (2018-19) … Before getting injured, was enjoying typical standout success at the plate, hitting .308 with four doubles, three home runs and six RBI.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016 at Missouri)
A consistent force in the middle of Mizzou’s lineup all season long, posting a .354 AVG / 6 HR / 42 RBI slash line … Reset single-season career highs in average (.354), at bats (175), hits (62), doubles (7) and stolen bases (3) … Smacked thrilling grand slam and matched career high in RBI (five) vs. BYU in NCAA Columbia Regional … Was absurd at Mary Nutter Classic (Feb. 25-27), hitting .688 with one double, one triple and four RBI … Hitting machine for the Tigers, posting 20 multi-hit games, inlcuding five three-hit games … Posted 10 multi-RBI games (one of four Tigers with double-digit multi-RBI games) … Season-high 10-game hitting streak (Feb. 19-27), marked the second-longest 2016 hitting streak by a Tiger … Hit LHP at ridiculous .500 clip and RHP at solid .340 clip … Dangerous in RBI opportunies, hitting .363 with runners on base, .500 with bases loaded, .353 with RISP and .722 with a runner on 3rd base and less than two outs.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015 at Missouri)
Made instant impact in her first year, compiling an impressive .347 AVG / 14 HR / 56 RBI slash line … Turned in to one of the team’s biggest power threats, as her 14 HR (T-2nd), 56 RBI (2nd), 108 total bases (2nd) and 20 extra base hits (2nd) all ranked towards the top among MU hitters … Racked up 16 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games in 2015 … Had an outstanding NCAA Regional & Super Regional, going 7-for-14 (.500) with a double, three runs scored and four RBI … Hit three home runs and drove in seven in the series vs. No. 1 Florida (May 1-3), including a two-homer outing on May 2 … With Mizzou down 9-5 to Northern Iowa (April 29), the freshman lined her second career grand slam to tie the score. The Tigers would eventually complete the comeback win, as Sanchez recorded a career-high 5 RBI … Went 2-for-2 with two RBI against in-state rival Missouri State (April 23) … Smacked two homers in a game for the first time in her career vs. Illinois (March 25) … Laced a game-winning single to help the Tigers erase a six-run deficit and complete a comeback over Tennessee (March 21) … Unloaded on a first-inning grand slam vs. South Carolina (March 8), racking up a then-career-high four RBI … Hit her first career home run against Penn State (Feb. 27).

Batted .442 with six home runs, eight doubles and 24 RBI as a senior in 2014, playing infield for head coach Jesse Mendez and receiving all-area recognition … Hit .569 with six home runs among 14 extra-base hits as a junior in 2013, earning All-Del Rey League recognition … Recorded 30 RBI and scored 28 runs in 2013 … Helped lead the Lancers to a Del Rey League title, posting a 12-0 record in conference action … Named an all-area outfielder by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune following her junior campaign … Batted .398 with a .443 on-base percentage as a sophomore in 2012, blasting 13 doubles and totaling 25 RBI and 25 runs scored … Solid member of Bishop Amat lineup as a freshman in 2011, hitting .395 with a .478 on-base percentage while playing in the outfield … Played for Firecrackers club team under head coach Tony Rico.

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