Olivia Sanchez
Pitcher First Base 24
Ht
5'
7"
Class
Senior
Hometown
Murrieta, 
California
Last School
Murrieta Valley High School
Roster Years
2016-2019


Career Highlights

Known to her teammates as “O,” Olivia Sanchez spent time as both a pitcher and a first baseman. She has played in 92 games at BYU. During her freshman year as a pitcher, she tallied shutouts against Creighton and Boise State and threw her career-high six strikeouts against Harvard and Texas. In 2018, she hit her first career home run, going a perfect 3 for 3 with two RBI against Santa Clara. The 5-foot-7 native of Murrieta, California, hit a grand slam during her senior season against UTEP as well as a solo homer going 3 for 4 at the plate with two runs and a career-high six RBI in the game. She also hit homers against UTSA while going 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI and Utah Valley. 

Personal

  • Cousin of former BYU softball outfielder Monica Gonzales, who played from 2006-09
  • Parents are Linda and Marty Sanchez
  • Has one brother, David Sanchez
  • Studying sociology

Before BYU

  • Has a 1.58 ERA and a 24-11 record prior to her last season in high school
  • At the plate in 2014 she added 28 RBI while hitting .360 with six doubles, a triple and eight home runs
  • High school team was back-to-back league champions in 2013 and 2014 while she earned offensive player of the year in 2013 and all-league first-team honors in 2012 and 2014
  • Was 2012 rookie of the year and on the Michelle Carew All-Tournament Team in 2013
  • Played travel ball with the Firecrackers when they were ranked No. 3 in the nation
  • Named a scholar athlete in 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • 2012 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2013 Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2015 Defensive Player of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year
  • Southwestern League MVP in 2013 and 2015
  • Southwestern League First Team All-League in 2012 and 2014
  • Name to the All Area Team in 2013 and 2015
  • Career totals: 94 games played, .356 batting average, 68 runs, 98 hits, 91 RBI, 23 home runs, 1.56 ERA, 43-15 record, 359 strikeouts
  • Recruited by Colorado State, Santa Barbara and Oregon State
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2016

  • Pitched shutouts against Creighton and Boise State
  • Threw a career-high six strikeouts against Harvard
  • Tallied four strikeouts in four games
  • Tied her career-high six strikeouts at Texas
Sophmore Year 2017

  • Pitched 1.0 inning to seal the win at Santa Clara
Junior Year 2018

  • Played in 23 games, started 13
  • Struck out two batters in just over two innings pitching at ASU (3/31)
  • Scored four runs on eight hits this season
  • Also saw time at first base, earning her first career hit on a single to center field against North Dakota St. (3/31)
  • Had one RBI at USU (4/4)
  • Hit her first collegiate home run and went a perfect 3/3 with two RBI against Santa Clara (4/6)
  • Hit a double with one run and one RBI against UAlbany (5/18) in regionals
Senior Year 2019

  • Played in 38 games, starting 35
  • Recorded first RBI of the season against No. 18 Baylor (2/7)
  • Hit a grand slam against UTEP as well as another homer, a career-high six RBI and two runs while going 3 for 4 at the plate (2/16)
  • Hit a career-high batting average of .750 and a career-high slugging percentage of 2.25 against UTEP
  • Doubled against Fordham while going 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI (2/16)
  • Recorded first RBI of the season against No. 18 Baylor (2/7)
  • Hit a grand slam against UTEP as well as another homer, six RBI and two runs while going 3 for 4 at the plate (2/16)
  • Doubled against Fordham while going 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI (2/16)
  • Had nine putouts against No. 4 Oklahoma (2/22)
  • Went 2 for 3 with two runs, a homer, two RBI and a double at UTSA (3/28)
  • Batted .667 at SUU with two RBI (4/2)
  • Went 2 for 3 with one run and a double against USU (5/7)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



Career & Season Stats

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Career & Season Stats - Pitcher

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