Notre Dame Baseball vs Valparaiso on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner ... talented offensive player ... great athlete ... no real weaknesses in game ... can hit for power ... should start at one of a handful of positions and hit in the middle of the lineup.
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) ... 3-for-5 with first career double and run scored against No. 10 Oklahoma (Mar. 10) ... registered first career triple in a home start against Seton Hall (Mar. 23) ... RBI single in only official at-bat in the first game of a BIG EAST series against Villanova (Apr. 5) ... reached base in two of three plate appearances, adding a stolen base and run scored in the series finale at Pittsburgh (Apr. 14) ... ripped an RBI double and tacked on a run scored in series finale against Connecticut (Apr. 28) ... recorded one hit in each game of a league series against USF (May 3-5) ... pinch hit RBI double at Cincinnati (May 16).
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, Fla. ... 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.