Miranda goes 4-for-4 and Sanderson Strikes Out Career-Best Seven
FAU athletics celebrated its 49 spring graduates at a reception for family and friends on Tuesday, May 2
This is a new program record and a more than 10 percent increase from 2016
Owls Travel to FGCU Tuesday, to Host Miami Wednesday
The show will air on ESPN West Palm 106.3 on Monday, Feb. 20 from 6-7 p.m.
FAU Baseball 2017 Line Drive Luncheon - Feb. 7, 2017, featuring New York Yankees Manager Joe Girardi
2017 (RS Senior)
- Started and played in all 57 games of the final year of his five-year Owls' career
- Batted .287 with 10 home runs and 48 RBI
- Those marks were fifth-, third- and second-highest on the team, respectively
- Also was tied for second with 46 runs scored, fourth in hits (66) and fifth in slugging (.461)
- Tied for second on the team and ninth in C-USA with 36 walks
- Ended his stint at FAU second all-time in putouts (1,192), and holds the top and eighth-highest single-season marks in that category (537 in 2016 and 429 in 2017)
- Finished fourth in Conference USA in putouts
- His other career slots were: walks (115, fourth), RBI (154, eighth), games started (196, tied for eighth), at-bats (750, ninth), total bases (350, ninth), hit-by-pitch (23, tied for ninth), games (209, tied for 10th), and hits (226, tied for 10th)
- Also wrapped his career with 29 home runs, just outside of the top 10
2016 (RS Junior)
- Started and played in every 2016 game
- Led the Owls with 10 homers and 52 RBI; Second on the squad with 14 doubles
- Hit for a .307 average with a slugging percentage of .500
- Was named the first Conference USA Hitter of the Week, on February 22, after hitting .625 with eight RBI and 15 total bases, including two doubles and a home run
- Tallied a .991 fielding percenage at first base
- Occupied the No. 4 and 5 spots in the lineup
2015 (RS Sophomore)
- Played in 56 games, making 55 starts
- Hit .305 with 11 doubles and seven home runs
- Drove in 36 runs while scoring 34
- Slugged .487 with an on-base percentage of .432
- Drew 36 walks and was hit by a pitch eight times
- Hit first career triple at Southern Miss on April 17
- Recorded first career multi-home run game at WKU on May 14
- Drew three walks at UTSA on March 27
- Earned academic honors
2014 (RS Freshman)
- Started 26 games and played in 38
- Hit .276 with four doubles, two home runs and 18 RBI
- Tallied eight runs and committed just two errors
- Had five multi-RBI games and hit doubles in three consecutive games early in the season
- Went 4-for-5 with an RBI double in FAU's win at Florida on April 1 and was 3-of-4 with three runs and two RBI at Marshall on April 6
- Hit first career home run at UTSA on March 7
- Named Conference USA Hitter of the Week on April 7 after hitting .533 on the week and .800 with runners on, including a 4-for-4 performance with a double and RBI in FAU's win at No. 12 Florida
- Was an Honorable Mention All-American and hit the most home runs in Broward County as a junior at American Heritage-Plantation for Head Coach Todd Fitzgerald
- Named First Team All-County as a junior and was Rookie of the Year as a freshman
- Chosen as MVP for Prospect Wire Tournament
- Son of Julian Puerta and Amparo Cabal
- Computer science and computer enginnering double major who, after playing days are complete, wants to become a software programmer
- Born March 9, 1994 in Cali, Colombia
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