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Sanchez named 1st team All-American
Shortstop Jose Sanchez (Tachira, Venezuela) has been named a NJCAA Division II 1st team All-American. Sanchez is the third Pioneer ever to be named 1st team All-American and the fifth baseball player to be named All-American.
Sanchez led the Pioneers with a .400 batting average this season. He was 58 for 145 on the year with 14 doubles, five triples, and two home runs. He drove home 39 runs and scored 53 runs. He had a .494 on-base percentage and a .607 slugging percentage. He also stole 16 bases.
For his career he hit .364 (148 for 407) with 134 runs and 98 RBI. He collected 35 doubles, 13 triples, and nine home runs. He had a slugging percentage of .580 and stole 26 out of 34 bases.
Previously, Sanchez was named the Region III Division II Player of the Year, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC.
Sanchez is currently playing for the Allegany County Nitros of the New York Collegiate Baseball League will attend Delaware State in the fall.
Alfred State finished the spring season with a 34-13 record and the 2006-07 school year with a 47-13 record. During his two-years at ASC, Sanchez and the Pioneers were 90-34.
This is the second year in a row that a Pioneer was named 1st team All-American. In 2006, Nick Walczak was named the 1st team DH.