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Tony Sanchez
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Miami Killian

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

AS A JUNIOR (2009)
The highest MLB Draft pick in program history as he was taken fourth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates...one of three finalists for the 2009 Coleman Company-Johnny Bench Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate catcher...named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger and ABCA All-America Third Team...ABCA All-Northeast Region First Team...one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation's premier amateur baseball player...first player from Boston College to be voted to the All-ACC First Team...ranked eighth in the ACC in runs (63), ninth in home runs (14), 10th in doubles (19) and slugging (.614), 12th in total bases (140), 16th in batting (.346) and 17th in hits (79) and on-base percentage (.443)...led BC in six offensive categories...threw out the most runners in the ACC, catching opponents stealing 19 times...recorded 22 multi-hit games...drove in 17 game-tying or go-ahead runs...knocked a hit in all six postseason games...ended his BC career with a hit in his last eight games...went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his last appearance at BC vs. Army (5/31) in the Austin Regional...drove in the game-tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning against Texas (5/30)...that run would stand until the 25th inning in the longest game in NCAA history...caught all 25 innings that night...doubled and had a run and an RBI against Texas State (5/29)...recorded a pair of hits with a double and a run vs. Miami (5/22) in the ACC Championship...drove in a run against Florida State (5/20) in the ACC Championship opener...posted a pair of hits and drove in three vs. North Carolina (5/15)...drove in two runs with a single in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game vs. Le Moyne (5/10), setting up Mike Belfiore for his dramatic walk-off grand slam...had three hits and a double against the Dolphins (5/9) the previous day...hit a double and scored three times vs. Miami (5/3)...went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks against Dartmouth (4/29)...hit a solo home run and scored twice at Duke (4/26)...belted a two-run homer in the series opener against the Blue Devils (4/24)...went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and three runs vs. Bryant (4/21)...knocked an RBI double against Virginia (4/17) to tie the game in the third...doubled and scored two runs at UMass (4/15)...recorded two hits and scored three times vs. Harvard (4/13) in the Beanpot consolation game at Fenway Park...had two hits in three of four games from 4/5 to 4/11...went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. NC State (4/5) and hit the game-winning solo homer in the bottom of the eighth to come back from eight runs down...blasted two home runs at UConn (4/1)...went 2-for-3 with a homer, four RBI and three runs in the series opener against Clemson (3/27)...had a hit, an RBI and a run in three-straight games from 3/21 to 3/24...knocked a home run at Maryland (3/21)...went 3-for-4 with a double and two walks at Northeastern (3/17)...had a monster series at Florida State, going 7-for-9 in the final two games with seven RBI, five runs, three doubles and a homer to lead BC to the series win...Eagles became the first team to take an opening ACC series against the Seminoles...started the season on a 10-game hit streak...went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs vs. Towson (2/28)...went 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBI against Bethune-Cookman (2/27).

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008)
One of three players to start all 53 games ... led the team in batting average (.313), hits (66), home runs (9), RBI (45), slugging (.517), and OPS (.911) ... had 17 multi-hit games ... registered a hit in 25 of the first 26 games played and had a hitting streak of 23 games .... went 3-for-4 with two homers and a career-high six RBO in the season finale vs. Wake Forest (5/17) ... went 3-for-4 and had an RBI against Maryland (5/3) ... recorded two hits with a double, RBI, and two runs at Dartmouth (4/30) ... went 2-for-5 at Rhode Island (4/8) with a home run, double, and four RBI ... had three this in the previous game vs. Duke (4/6) ... went 3-for-4 with a triple, RBI, and a run at Virginia (3/22) ... had two hits and a home run in consecutive games at Clemson (3/14, 3/15) ... had three RBI on 3/14 ... went 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI at Florida Atlantic (3/5) ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and RBI vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/29).

AS A FRESHMAN (2007)
Played in 50 games, starting 48 contests ... made 38 starts at catcher ... ranked third on the team in batting average .318 (57-for-179) ... totaled 28 RBIs ... recorded a .402 on-base percentage ... registered 17 extra-base hits - 16 doubles and one home run ... collected 18 multiple-hit games ... ranked first on team in hit by pitches (10) ... threw out 23 of 60 stolen-base attempts (38.3 percent) ... hit at a .481 clip (13-for-27) during career-best eight-game hitting streak ... tallied two hits in his collegiate debut - against Vanderbilt (2/25) ... went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI at Georgia Tech (3/18) ... collected two hits and four RBI against Maryland-Eastern Shore (5/13).

BEFORE BC
Three-year catcher at Killian High School ... played for head coach Pete Hertler ... was a three-time All-Dade County selection ... served as team captain in 2005 and 2006 ... led his team in every offensive category in 2006 ... Killian advanced to the Florida state finals in 2005 ... graduated from high school with a 4.0 grade point average.

PERSONAL
Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences ... Tony is the older of Jorge and D'Marie Sanchez's two children ... born May 20, 1988.

SANCHEZ'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year GP-GS Avg. AB Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SB
2007 50-48 .318 179 31 57 28 16 0 1 15 2
2008 53-53 .313 211 33 66 45 14 1 9 13 1
2009 58-58 .346 228 63 79 51 19 0 14 30 1
Career 161-159 .327 618 127 202 124 49 1 24 58 4

SANCHEZ'S CAREER HIGHS
Hits: 4 (2x) last at Florida State (3/7/09)
Runs: 3 (9x) last vs. Miami (5/3/09)
RBI: 6 vs. Wake Forest (5/17/08)
Hitting Streak: 23 games (2/29/08-4/1/08)

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