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Joseph Sanders
Joseph Sanders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Millbrook, Ala.

High School:
Stanhope Elmore

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
IF

Birthdate:
04/24/1988

Experience:
2L

B-T:
R-R

SUMMER 2008: Played for the Cape Cod League Champion Harwich Mariners ... Hit .273 with 11 doubles, four home runs and 17 RBI ... Was a Cape Cod League All-Star (utility player) and was selected to participate in the league's Home Run Derby ... Scored the championship-clinching run.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Hit .348, second on the team, with a team-high-tying 19 doubles and a team-best 52 RBI ... 70 hits were second on the team ... Hit .317 in SEC games with six doubles, three home runs and 19 RBI ... Starting third baseman in 28 games ... Also made 11 starts at first and eight starts at second ... Five-hole hitter in 33 games ... Tied for second on team with 12 stolen bases ... Had a career-long 19-game hitting streak (31-for-79, .392) begin on April 8 vs. Georgia State that ended on May 16 vs. LSU ... Hit a home run in four straight games from May 10-15 ... Had a monster day at Mercer (May 13), finishing a perfect 5-for-5 with two doubles, a home runs, three runs scored and five RBI ... It was the first five-hit night of his career ... His home run against the Bears was the second in a three-homer inning in Auburn's 11-run fourth ... Hit third home run of the season and first in SEC play on May 10 at Ole Miss ... Came back the next day and hit his fourth homer of the season in the top of the first ... Finished the Ole Miss series 4-for-13 (.308) with four RBI ... Hit .333 in April with five doubles, 11 RBI and seven runs scored ... Was 5-for-6 in stolen bases ... Hit a team-best .462 (6-for-13) in Alabama series with a pair of doubles ... Tied his career high with a five RBI night on April 22 vs. Samford, going 2-for-5 with a double and sac fly ... Had a streak of 10 games where he hit .421 (16-for-38) with two doubles, a home run, seven runs scored and 10 RBI (March 22 - April 5) ... Hit .333 in March with two doubles and two homers, driving in a team-high 20 RBI and scoring 15 runs ... Hit second career grand slam during Auburn's eight-run fourth inning in 14-6 win over Samford on March 26 ... Hit .417 (5-for-12) with four runs scored in the Tennessee series ... Drove in a then- season-high-tying four RBI in 7-5 win over Kentucky on March 22, which included a bases-clearing double to tie the game at 4-4 ... Teammed with Hunter Morris to drive in all of Auburn's seven runs in the win ... Had a seven-game hitting streak (12-for-32, three doubles, home run, seven runs, 11 RBI) from March 5-12 that was at the time the longest of his career ... Scored at least run in the first six games of the season played (eight total) ... Hit a team-best .357 against Florida State with three doubles and three RBI.

SUMMER 2007: Played for the Winchester Royals in the Valley League ... Hit .272 with 29 RBI in 45 games, scoring 21 runs.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Hit .333 with 33 RBI and 17 extra-base hits ... Moved into the starting lineup on March 25 vs. Florida and hit .348 (32-for-92) with 10 doubles, two home runs, 11 walks, 15 runs scored and 20 RBIs in the final 28 games ... Had a monster final game, going 2-for-2 with a double, walk, home run, three runs scored and five RBI before injuring his lower leg, causing him to miss the final two games of the season ... Hit .364 when coming off the bench (eight games) ... Made first career start vs. Michigan State (Feb. 24) at the Coca-Cola Classic and went 1-for-4 with a double, RBI and two runs scored ... Finished the Classic 2-for-7 with two RBI and five runs ... Hit safely in his first five career starts (6-for-17, .353, 4 RBI, 7 R) ... Played in all three games vs. Arizona State and went 3-for-11 with a double and home run ... Started at three of the four infield positions (1B, 2B, 3B) and has also played in the outfield late in games ... Had a career-best six-game hitting streak from Mar. 24-Apr. 1 (9-for-20, .450, 3-2B, 5 RBI) ... Went 4-for-5 with a double, homer, three runs and four RBI in 22-6 win over Mercer (Apr. 10).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Hank Furlow at Stanhope Elmore High School ... 2006 Montgomery Advertiser 5A/6A Player of the Year ... 2005 & 2006 5A First Team All-State selection at third base ... 2004-2006 Alabama Sports Writers First-Team All-State selection ... 2005 & 2006 Birmingham News First-Team All-State Selection ... Hit .472 with 15 doubles and seven home runs while driving in 44 RBI and stealing 20 bases as a junior ... Rated in Baseball America's Top 300 Class of 2006 ... Participated in the Perfect Game National Showcase at Turner Field and the East Coast Professional Showcase in Wilmington ... Was a high school teammate of Ryan Jenkins ... Also played football for two years and basketball for three at SEHS ... 2005 All-Metro selection in basketball.

PERSONAL: Joseph Edwards Sanders ... Son of Jack and Barbara Sanders ... Has five siblings, Josh (31), John (28), Kevin (28), Jamie (27) and Beth (22) ... Major: Marketing.