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#12 John Sansone
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: New Castle, PA
High School: Neshannock HS

ACCOLADES:
* All-ACC Academic Team (2014).
* ACC Academic Honor Roll (2013-14).
* Selected in the 2012 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers (39th round).

2014: Started all 60 games at second base - the second consecutive season he has reached the 60 games mark at the position – and one of just two Seminoles to start every game in 2014…finished his sophomore season with a .221 batting average, 13 doubles, two home runs and 29 walks…scored 38 runs and tied for 15th in the ACC with 39 RBI…ranked fourth in the conference with 18 hit by pitches and will enter his junior season with 31 career HBP, tied for the eighth most all-time in Florida State history…the 18 HBP sit as the fourth most in a single-season at FSU…played his best ball against eventual national runner-up Virginia, going 5-for-13 with three runs scored, seven RBI, a home run, two sac flies and a hit by pitch in four games against the Cavaliers…had four RBI against Virginia (4/26), a season-high while tying a career-high…went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI at Stetson (5/6)…collected three more hits and two more RBI against the Hatters on the road (4/23) - the three hits tied a season- and career-high…in three games against Notre Dame (4/4-6), hit .333 (3-for-9) with two runs, two RBI, and five walks, including three in the opener which tied a career-high…in three games at Clemson, went .500 at the plate (5-for-10) with two doubles, three RBI and a walk…in two games at UCF, went 3-for-5 with a double, three runs (all in one game, setting a season-high), three RBI, a walk, and was hit by three pitches…hit his first home run of the year at Jacksonville (2/18) to go along with a single and double, three RBI and two runs scored…finished the season with nine multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games…played in the Cape Cod League over the summer with the Brewster Whitecaps -

2013: Appeared in 63 games making 61 starts at second base during his freshman season…batted .233 (45-for-193) with 11 doubles and 36 runs scored…hit two home runs and drove in 32 RBI…led the team with 13 hit-by-pitches – with two HBPs coming in games at Maryland (3/17) and against UCF (5/4)…opened the season reaching base in 14 straight games…reached base in six of seven plate appearances and scored four runs against Villanova (3/2) by way of three walks, two hits and a hit-by-pitch…was a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate with two walks while crushing his first collegiate home run – a two-run shot – against Florida Gulf Coast (4/2)…set a career-high in hits (3), including one each in the eighth and ninth innings, as FSU came from behind to beat Miami (4/5)…had three more three-hit games on the season – Duke (4/12), at Jacksonville (4/23) and Wake Forest (4/28)…blasted his second home run of the season in the second inning as FSU secured a 12-3 road win at NC State (5/12)…scored two runs and hit a double in the NCAA Regional championship game against Troy (6/2)…finished with 33 walks, which was tied for the fourth-best on the team – including seven multi-walk games….played over the summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League helping lead the Mohawks to a league championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year baseball and basketball varsity letter-winner and a one-year letter-winner in football at Neshannock High School…hit 22 career home runs…batted .661 as a junior and .597 (40 for 57) with 40 RBI, 34 runs scored, 12 doubles, six triples and seven home runs in his final year…earned All-State Pittsburgh Player of the Year honors as a senior…WPIAL Class A Player of the Year as a junior…member of section 3-A and WPIAL Class A championship teams…recipient of County Athlete of the Year accolades his senior year…garnered ESPN Rise Magazine honors…scored 915 career basketball points and earned All-Section honors…played quarterback and scored 10 touchdowns as a member of the football team.

PERSONAL: Son of John and Mirella Sansone…has two twin sisters, Lina and Maria…goes by the nickname “Soni”… member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Fall 2012)…majoring in sport management…born on September 15, 1993.

Sansone's Career Stats:

 

  AVG GP-GS AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR RBI SB-ATT
2013 .233 63-61 193 36 45 11 0 2 32 2-5
2014 .221 60-60 199 38 34 13 0 2 39 6-8
Total .227 123-121 392 74 89 24 0 4 71 8-13

 

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