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Joey Sanchez
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Joey  Sanchez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orange, Calif.

High School:
Orange Lutheran HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
OF

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/10/2016

Dirtbags Dominate Doubleheader, Clinch Series at CSUN

LBSU struck out 27 batters in 18 innings to take both games of Sunday's doubleheader in Northridge.

Long Beach State (2016): Made 46 appearances with 25 starts in center field … hit .226 with 10 runs and 11 RBIs … played terrific defense with 63 putouts in CF without an error … started the season on a five-game hitting streak … registered two hits, including a double, and scored twice at UCLA (Feb. 23) … hit his first career home run at CSUN (Apr. 10), going deep in his first two at bats against Matadors starter Kenny Rosenberg … finished with a career-high three RBIs in the first game of the doubleheader, then scored a pair of runs in game two in Northridge … recorded another multi-hit game against UC Irvine (Apr. 16), going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI … had a pair of RBIs against Cal Poly (Apr. 29) while also scoring a run, drawing a walk, and stealing a base … started in the team’s first meeting with Miami (FL) at the Coral Gables Regional (June 4) and was a defensive substitution in both games vs. Florida Atlantic (June 3, 5).

(2015): Appeared in 48 games and started in 19 in the outfield ... started the season as a pinch runner and late defensive replacement before earning the starting center field spot late in the season ... hit .259 the four RBI and 13 runs scored ... came in as a pinch runner and scored the game-tying run in the ninth against Michigan on Feb. 15 ... took his first official at bat as a pinch hitter against Utah Valley on Feb. 22 ... stroked a double at Arizona State on Mar. 8 for his first hit ... singled and scored against George Washington on Mar. 11 ... hit a two-RBI double and scored the other three runs in a 5-4 Dirtbag win over UNLV on Mar. 31 ... singled against CSUN on Apr. 3 and made a spectacular catch in left center field to take away extra bases in an eventual 1-0 Dirtbag win ... was 3-for-5 at UC Irvine on Apr. 10 ... had a perfect day at the plate, going 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against UC Riverside on Apr. 18 ... went 2-for-5 the next day in the UCR series finale ... came in late in the game against UCLA on Apr. 28 and scored the winning run in extra innings after being hit by a pitch ... came off the bench against Hawai'i on May 1-2 and singled in his only at bat ... was 2-for-5 in the Hawai'i finale ... went 2-for-5 in the opener at Indiana with an RBI and a run scored ... followed it up with a 2-for-4 day on May 9 and scored another run .. . did not get a hit in final 17 at bats of the season ... made another spectacular catch to save runs from scoring against Cal State Fullerton on May 22.

Orange Lutheran High School: An All-Trinity League Honorable Mention selection ... drove in 10 runs as a senior ... helped his team to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division I playoffs.

Personal: Son of Hector and Rachel ... majoring in Business.

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