COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio Dominican baseball standout and current major leaguer Jonathan Sanchez will return to campus on Saturday for a ceremony to retire his uniform during halftime of ODU's football game against Ashland.
The event, in coordination with the baseball team's alumni day, will recognize Sanchez's accomplishments as a student-athlete at Ohio Dominican.
Kickoff for the football game is 1 p.m. from Panther Field.
During his ODU playing career, which spanned from 2001-04, Sanchez compiled a 29-6 record with a 2.99 ERA. He appeared in 58 games, making 43 starts, and tossed 17 complete games. He whiffed 311 batters during his career and threw a school-record five no-hitters.
Sanchez was the AMC Pitcher of the Year in 2002 and 2003 and was an NAIA All-American from 2002-04, including a first team selection in 2003.
Sanchez was a 27th round draft pick of the San Francisco Giants in 2004 and made his major league debut in 2006. He threw a perfect game on July 10, 2009 against the San Diego Padres and helped the Giants win the World Series crown in 2010.
He is now a member of the Colorado Rockies organization and for his career has won 39 games. He's struck out 781 career batters in 771.2 innings pitched and has made 133 career starts.
The baseball alumni game will begin at 10 a.m. at Frank Damian Field in Panther Valley. Any ODU baseball alumni that are interested in playing should click here for more information.
Contact: Scott Miles