AS A SENIOR IN 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics Played second base and shortstop against Harvard (4/21) ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI, and run scored in the George Washington rubber game (4/20) ... Batted 1-for-4, scoring a run at GW (4/19) ... Knocked in one and scored a run in a come-from-behind win at George Washington (4/18) as part of a 1-for-4 day ... Collected a walk and also singled in the Saint Louis series finale (4/13) ... Batted 1-for-4 in the middle game of the Saint Louis series (4/12) ... Scored a run in a five-run seventh against SLU (4/11) ... Scored a run as part of a 2-for-4 day against Northeastern (4/9) ... Went 1-for-3 with a sac bunt in the Dayton series finale (4/6), a win for UMass ... Started at second base and batted in the two-hole against Dayton (4/5) ... Hit a double and scored a run versus Dayton (4/4) as part of a 1-for-3 day ... Collected an RBI at Boston College (4/2) ... In second game of double header at Richmond (3/28), went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored ... Went 1-for-3 and drew a walk in the series finale against La Salle (3/23) ... Walked and scored a run at La Salle (3/22) ... Hit a double for one RBI and scored a run at La Salle (3/21) ... At Davidson (3/8), hit a double and scored a run ... Scored a run and recorded an RBI at North Carolina A&T (3/8) ... Went 2-for-4 at Maryland (3/2) ... Batted 1-for-3 with an RBI at Maryland (3/1) ... Went 1-for-3, scoring a run in the second game of a doubleheader against Army (2/22)
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013: Game-By-Game Statistics Started eight games with five coming at shortstop ... Scored five runs and drew five walks throughout the season ... Hit a double and scored a run at La Salle (4/19) ... Collected his first hit of the season in the second game of the doubleheader against NJIT (3/30) ... Against Tennessee (3/2), recorded a walk and scored a run.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Game-By-Game Statistics Started in all 44 games, with 41 starts at shortstop ... Finished with a .209 batting average, collecting 28 hits, eight RBI and 17 runs scored ... Recorded a walk and RBI vs. George Washington (5/18) ... Went 1-for-3 with a walk and run scored against Richmond (5/6) ... Picked up a hit and RBI vs. Temple (4/27) ... At Saint Louis (4/20), had two hits in three at-bats with a run scored ... Had a season-high three hits vs. La Salle (4/6) ... Scored two runs and collected one hit at Fordham (3/24) ... At Old Dominion (3/19), went 1-for-2 with a walk, two RBI and a run scored ... Recorded first hit of season at Central Florida (3/10).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Game-By-Game Statistics Played in 33 games and started in 20 as shortstop ... Had 20 hits, 11 runs and 7 RBI ... At St. Bonaventure (5/21) had a perfect day at the plate with three singles in three at bats with a walk in the final game of the season... Had a 2-4 game against St. Bonaventure (5/19)...Went 2-5 against Fordham (5/13)... Went 1-for-2 with a walk at Rhode Island (5/6)... At Temple (4/17) batted 3-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored ... Went 1-for-2 with three walks, one RBI, and two runs scored at Temple (4/15) ... Scored one run vs. Albany (4/2) ... At Fordham (4/2) recorded two hits in four at-bats ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored at Hartford (3/31) ... Against Northwestern (3/19) scored one run ... Scored one run at Sam Houston State (3/6) ... Stole a base in his first collegiate game vs. Michigan (3/4).
BEFORE UMASS: Earned four letters in baseball and three in soccer at Hall High School ... Was a four-year starting shortstop for the Warriors under coach Dave Masters ... Named Connecticut First Team All-State as a senior and was selected to play in the Connecticut Senior All-Star Game ... Garnered a Fab 15 selection from the Hartford Courant as a senior ... Earned a Rawlings Futures selection as a junior ... Collected All-CCC West accolades three times (2008-2010) and was a four-time all-academic honoree ... Was team MVP and batting champion in 2010 ... Helped squad to a CCC West title in 2009 ... Set school records for career hits (97), doubles (25) and games played (79), while finishing career second in batting average (.424), third in runs scored (60) and third in RBI (50) ... Hit .470 (31-for-66) as a senior in 2010 with 19 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple, one home run, eight stolen bases, 16 RBI and a .623 on-base percentage ... Received the Dale Harper Award as a senior, the student-athlete sportsmanship award for Hall High School ... Was a four-year honor roll student ... Part of American Legion Zone 7 championship squad and was a Zone 7 All-Star in 2009 and 2010.
PERSONAL: Born Nicholas Richard Sanford on Aug. 29, 1992, in Hartford, Conn. ... Son of Richard and Christine Sanford ... Has one sister, Charlotte ... Father, Richard, played baseball at Keene State College ... Majoring in Legal Studies.