AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT):One-year monogram winner … has chance to be a special hitter … can play behind the plate, at first base or in the outfield … also has designated player abilities … right-handed power threat at the plate.
HONORS & AWARDS: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in 15 games and made nine starts between first base, the outfield and designated hitter … hit .242 with one double, two triples and four RBI … hit .267 (4-for-15) vs. righties and was a perfect 1-for-1 with the bases loaded … made season debut at Appalachian State (March 11) going 1-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored … earned first hit (a triple) in ACC action vs. Virginia Tech (March 22) and tallied two RBI … went 2-for-3 a day later against the Hokies (March 23) with a run scored and two stolen bases … earned a start as the designated hitter against Northeastern (April 26) and went 2-for-3 with a run scored … notched a double and a hit by pitch against Western Michigan (April 30) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):Played in 33 contests during first season with the Irish (11 starts) ... batted .241 with three doubles, one triple, two RBI and five runs scored ... hit at a .267 clip and scored four runs in 16 BIG EAST appearances ... logged first career base hit at Tulane (Feb. 23) ... went 3-for-5 with first career double and run scored against No. 10 Oklahoma (March 10) ... registered first career triple in a home start against Seton Hall (March 23) ... notched an RBI single in only official at-bat in the first game of a BIG EAST series against Villanova (April 5) ... reached base in two of three plate appearances, adding a stolen base and run scored in the series finale at Pittsburgh (April 14) ... ripped an RBI double and tacked on a run scored in series finale against Connecticut (April 28) ... recorded one hit in each game of a league series against USF (May 3-5) ... tallied pinch hit RBI double at Cincinnati (May 16) … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL:Named all-county three times - second team as a sophomore and junior and first team as a senior ... earned a gold glove as a senior ... named 8A Academic Player of the Year in Florida ... helped Charles W. Flanagan High School to three district championships from 2010-12 ... won a region championship on the way to finishing second in the state as a junior ... team was the region runner-up as a senior ... named team MVP as a sophomore after leading team in doubles ... led county in doubles as a senior ... earned three letters in baseball ... earned the Male English Award in 2010 and the Male Bible Award in 2011 ... played club baseball for the East Cobb Astros ... in 2011 team was named CABA World Series national champions and Perfect Game national champions ... full name is Ricardo Mario Sanchez ... born in Miami, Florida ... son of Rick and Carmen Sanchez ... has a younger sister, Natalia ... dad, Rick, played baseball at St. Thomas University ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in American Studies.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**