Sanders Earns All-Centennial Conference Baseball Honors

Sanders Earns All-Centennial Conference Baseball Honors
Junior catcher Hank Sanders was named to the 2013 All-Centennial Conference Baseball Team
Photo by James Rasp



(Lancaster, Pa.) – Dickinson junior Hank Sanders (Wellsville, Pa./Northern) was named to the 2013 All-Centennial Conference Baseball Team, announced on Thursday morning. Sanders, a sophomore transfer, moved into the starting role behind the plate and had an outstanding season for the Red Devils.


Sanders led the Red Devils and ranked second in the conference with a remarkable, .406, batting average. He tied for second on the single season list with 56 on the year, ranking eighth in program history in batting average, and sixth in at-bats with 138. He added a .448 on-base percentage, drawing 10 walks, and drove in 22 runs while 16 this season.


Behind the plate Sanders was just as solid, throwing out 17 steal attempts, to tie for second on that single season list. He committed just three errors in over 200 chances, playing in 37-of-39 games on the year.


Sanders was voted the team's Most Valuable Player, while junior Ryan Kramer (New Vernon, N.J./Morristown Beard) was named the team's Most Valuable Pitcher, recording 55 strikeouts and a 2.54 earned run average in 10 appearances.


Senior James Santoro (Freehold, N.J./St. Rose) was presented the Moe Leaderman Award. Santoro hit a grand slam in his first collegiate at-bat and closed out his career with a three-run homer in his final plate appearance. He hit over .300, in 3-of-4 seasons, finishing with a .304 batting average for his career.


The Red Devils finished 15-24 on the season, posting a 5-13 mark in the Centennial Conference.