West Coast Conference play begins on Friday and the LMU Sports Network spoke with head coach Sami Strinz-Ward and players before the games.
All-WCC Second team… Started in 49 of 50 games at catcher and designated hitter… Led the team in batting average (.315)… Posted 46 hits in 146 at bats… 11 multi-hit games… had 7 doubles, 3 home runs and 19 RBIs… made 136 putouts, 24 assists and 7 errors in the field… Season best were 2-for-3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 1 runs scored versus Dartmouth (Mar. 21)… and 8-for-11 with a 2 RBIs in the three game series versus San Diego (Apr. 12-13)
Long Beach State (2016)
Started 17 of 43 games played ... Finished with a .267 batting average and eight RBI ... Posted a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Long Beach State (2015)
Had 49 at-bats, primarily as a pinch hitter or the designated player over 34 games … The leading hitter off of the bench for Long Beach State, had 12 hits and a .245 batting average.
A four-year letterwinner at Los Osos High School in softball … A three-time Baseline League champion, winning the league with the Grizzlies in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … A second-team All-Baseline League selection as a sophomore and a junior before earning first-team honors as a senior … Hit .474 with 21 RBI as a junior … Had four doubles and five triples … Had three home runs as a senior while hitting .324 with 19 RBI.
Parents are Maribel and Ruben Sanchez ... Has one sister, Esther, and one brother, Angel.
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