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#17 Victor Sanchez
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Volcano Vista HS
Experience: Redshirt
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SOPHOMORE (2014): Enjoyed a breakout season as UNM’s closer … named to the watch list for both the Gregg Olson Award (Breakout Player of the Year) and Stopper of the Year (Best Reliever in the Nation) after going 4-1 with 10 saves and a 2.33 ERA in 38.2 innings over 22 appearances, including two starts … struck out 33 and walked just 15 while holding opponents to a .175 batting average against … tossed 8.1 straight hitless innings over six appearances from April 5-21 … started UNM’s 7-1 win at No. 18 Arizona State and pitched two scoreless innings … earned his first win of the season in his other start, which came vs. Northern Colorado on March 1 when he allowed one run in 5.0 innings with a season-high five strikeouts … named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week for games played March 10-16 … helped the Lobos earn a road sweep of Fresno State by earning his first career save in UNM’s 9-7 victory Friday, then pitched the final 2.1 innings of scoreless relief to earn his second win of the season in the Lobos’ 6-4 victory … also earned victories vs. No. 21 Texas Tech on April 21 and at Nevada on May 11 … not just a one-inning reliever, he pitched more than an inning in 11 of his 20 relief appearances … after walking seven men in his first four appearances, he walked just eight the rest of the season … allowed multiple runs just three times all season and zero runs 16 times … did not allow a home run over his final 38.0 innings, and gave up just three doubles in that span.

FRESHMAN (2013):Made nine relief appearances for the Lobos and hurled a total of 8.0 innings ... made his collegiate debut by retiring the only two batters he faced against LaSalle on March 6 ... earned his only win on the season in relief against Nevada on March 22 ... tossed the final 1.2 innings and held the Wolf Pack scoreless with a pair of strikeouts as the Lobos rallied from an 8-3 ninth-inning deficit to win 9-8 ... also struck out two against Missouri St. on March 19 ... longest appearance came int he first game of a doubleheader against UC Riverside on March 9 when he went 2.0 innings.

PERSONAL:Born Nov. 10, 1992, in Albuquerque to Andrew and Janet Sanchez ... has a younger sister, Carlena ... played baseball for three years at Volcano Vista High School where he was a member of the district champion teams in 2010 and 2011, and the state runner-up in 2011 ... was First Team All-State pitcher in both 2010 and 2011 ... plays the guitar ... favorite athletes are Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera ... enjoys eating steak ... favorite movie is Braveheart ... currently undecided on a major.

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