Amanda

Sanchez

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#20

Infield
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
City/State: West Covina, Calif.
High School: Bishop Amat HS
Other College: Missouri
Major: Masters of Sports Admin.
Experience: Transfer

Bio

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

SENIOR SEASON (2019)
Played and started 53 of the Tigers' 55 games this season at third base… She led the team in hitting with a .400 batting average… Had 54 hits on 135 at-bats and scored 38 runs for the Tigers… She mainly hit in the second spot on the Tiger lineup, 33 times total… Hit 16 doubles and eight home runs on the year… Collected 52 RBI, the second most on the team… Had 15 multiple RBI games and 15 multiple hit games… She was walked the most with 39 total walks and was hit by the pitch 17 times… She is ranked second in the SEC and sixth in the nation for her on base percentage of .570… Went 1-1 on stolen base attempts… Recorded 47 putouts and 120 assists on the year with a .965 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.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2018 at Missouri)
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).

HIGH SCHOOL
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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