AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Started 48 games for UMass at second base ... Hit .238 with an .329 OBP, scoring 16 runs and slugging seven extra base hits out of the nine slot ...Went 1-3 with a walk in a 3-2, extra inning loss to Delaware ... Drilled two doubles against Yale (3/31) ... Hit his first collegiate home run, a three run blast, in a 7-4 loss to Holy Cross (4/5) ... Went 3-4 with a run scored against Boston College in a 8-6 loss in the Beanpot Consolation game at Fenway Park ... Scored two runs, and drove in another, in route to a 15-10 victory at Siena (5/3) ... Hit a two run single in the ninth inning to give UMass a 3-2 victory over Temple (5/8) ... Was 2-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored to lead the Minutemen to a 15-8 victory over Maine (5/10) ... Had two hits and a run scored in the Minutemen's 14 inning marathon 6-5 victory over the Rams of Rhode Island (5/15) ... Ended the season with a four game hitting streak during which he hit .353.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Appeared in 29 games while starting 26 ... Finished the season with a .181 batting average, four runs scored and four RBI ... Went 1-1 with a RBI against Rider, the first game of his collegiate career (3/7) ... Was 2-3 with a run scored against UConn (4/14)... Drove in two runs in a 10-0 victory over St. Joseph's (4/17) ... Had two hits and scored a run in a 4-3 loss to Northeastern (4/20).
BEFORE UMASS: Played second base and shortstop at Chelmsford High School for head coach Mike O'Reefe ... A member of a team that steadily improved throughout his time going 8-12, 9-11, 22-3 (Merrimack Valley Conference champions) and 14-7 (Merrimack Valley Conference champions) during his four years ... A three-time selection as a first team Merrimack Valley All-Star and a Legion All-Star ... He hit .328 with 14 RBIs and nine extra-base hits including seven doubles and a pair of triples as a senior captain ... Left Chelmsford with a career .360 batting average and four home runs ... Named the 2003 Chelmsford High School Outstanding Athlete ... Also a member of the basketball team under head coach Charlie Micol ... Played point guard and served as team captain his senior year ... Also played one season of football his freshman year.
PERSONAL: Anthony Joseph Santos was born November 23, 1984, in Lowell, MA. ... Son of Richard and Marian Santos ... Also has a younger sister, Elena, and an older brother Jesse, who pitched at UMass from 1999-2002 ... Majoring in sport management.
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