Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2012, 2013)
• First-Team All-Big Ten (2012)
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2013)
• 2012 Kleberg Bank College Classic All-Tournament Team
2013: Rich Sanguinetti (pronounced Sang-wah-net-EE) capped his a stellar two-year career at Nebraska in 2013 after transferring from Texarkana CC prior to the 2012 season • Commited just one error during his NU career, becoming the school-record holder in career fielding percentage at .996 (275-7-1) • Helped the Huskers set a single-season team fielding percentage record in 2013 at .981 • Hit .303 on the year with eight doubles, one triple and one home run to earn all-coference honors for the second-straight season, as he selected as a third-team All-Big Ten outfielder by the league's coaches • Took over as Nebraska's primary leadoff hitter at Cal State Fullerton on March 19 and turned around his senior season • Ranked third on the team with a .348 average over the final 42 games of the season, while producing a .420 on-base percentage • Saw his overall season average rise nearly .130 points from .175 to .303 • Doubled five times in Nebraska's first at-bat of the game • Was only able to start in two of NU's six Big Ten Tournament games after following a ball off his foot in the regular-season finale against Michigan on May 18 • Was 3-for-10 at the Big Ten Tournament with three runs scored • Had just one at-bat in his final game at Hawks Field on May 18, forced to leave the game after following a ball off his foot • Scored two runs in a game for the 10th time on the year in a 9-6 win over Michigan on May 17 • Was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and stole his eighth base of the season in a 7-5 loss to Michigan on May 16 • Started NU’s game at Creighton on May 14 with a double • Scored a pair of runs and stole a base in the 12-9 win over the Jay • 13-game hitting streak came to an end with an 0-for-4 day at Minnesota on May 11 • Struck out a career-high four times at Minnesota on May 10, but came through with a single in the ninth to stretch his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 13 games, his second 13-game hitting streak this season and third of his career • Reached base for the 30th straight game against No. 14 Indiana on May 6 with a base hit in the bottom of the eighth • Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 5-3 loss to Oklahoma State at the TD Ameritrade Park Classic on April 27 • Tied a career high with three walks at Purdue on April 22 • Added two hits to reach base five times in the 12-2 win • Hit his first home run of the season and third of his career in game two of a doubleheader sweep at Purdue on April 20 • Was a solo shot to lead off the sixth innings • Doubled in his first at-bat against Ohio State on April 12 • Scored two runs for the second straight game at Iowa on April 7 • Scored a pair of runs and notched two hits in a 12-8 win at Iowa on April 6 • Doubled to leadoff the game at Iowa on April 5, one of his career-high tying four hits on the night • Drove in a season-high two runs, while producing his third three-hit game of the year against Northwestern on March 31 • Two of the three hits were doubles, his second-career two-double game • Stole a pair of bases for the second time in his career against Northwestern on March 29 • Lead off game two of a doubleheader with Illinois on March 22 with a double • Produced his second three-hit game of 2013 in Big Ten opener at Illinois on March 22 • Hit in the leadoff spot at No. 8 Cal St. Fullerton on March 19 and delivered a 3-for-4 night with one run • Only Husker with more than one hit at No. 25 UC Irvine on March 15, also added his second stolen base of the year • Produced his first multi-hit game of the year with two hits in the first game of a doubleheader at Louisiana Tech on March 9 • Roped his first double of the season on March 6 in a 10-5 win over Northern Colorado • Scored the eventual game winning run against New Mexico on March 3 in a 3-0 win • Walked a career-high three times against New Mexico, including a pair of 4-pitch walks during a 7-run sixth inning • Notched his third career triple at No. 22 Cal St. Fullerton on Feb. 16 • Tied a then-career high with three strikeouts in the same game.
2012: Sanguinetti was a first team All-Big Ten selection in his first year at Nebraska after transferring from Texarkana Junior College • One of the top outfielders in the Big Ten, Sanguinetti had just one error the entire conference season and led all outfielders in RBI's in league play with 21 • Ranked in the top five on the team in 10 offensive categories, including batting average (5th - .323), runs (3rd - 44), hits (4th - 70), RBI (3rd - 43), doubles (3rd - 11), triples (2nd - 2), walks (4th - 16) sacrifice bunts (1st - 14), sacrifice flies (1st - 4) and stolen bases (2nd - 7) • Had a strong showing in his first postseason appearance, as he went 5-for-14 at the Big Ten Tournament • Helped the Huskers secure a bid to the conference tournament with a career-high four hits and four RBI in a 15-2 win at Michigan on May 17 • Was 4-for-12 in three games against Minnesota to aid in NU's sweep of the Gophers at Hawks Field • Went 2-for-4 with a double in a 13-2 series-opening win at Indiana on May 5 • Drove in three runs on a pair of single at Ohio State on April 15 to help NU complete a double-header sweep of the Buckeyes • Was 4-for-12 in three game against Iowa with three RBI, as the Huskers too 2-of-3 from the Hawkeyes at Hawks Field • Put together a 13-game hitting streak from March 13 to March 31 • Was 22-for-51 during the streak and saw his average rise from .274 to .346 • Had his first career three-hit game against Kansas State on March 27 • Drove in three runs with a triple against Illinois on March 24 to help the Huskers even the three-game series with an 18-5 win • Delivered a grand slam against No. 21 California on March 10 for his second home run of the season lead NU to a 12-5 win over the Bears • Capped a dramatic ninth inning for the Huskers with a two-run walk-off home run, his first home run as a Husker, against New Mexico State on March 3 at the Metrodome to propel the NU to a 6-4 win over the Aggies • Was the first walk-off home run for the Huskers since March 6, 2011, when Bryan Peters beat No. 5 UCLA with a solo shot to lead off the 11th inning • Was 7-for-16 in four games at the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas, to earn all-tournament honors • Registered a hit and a RBI in his first game as a Husker in the season opener against Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 17.
Before Nebraska: Sanguinetti transferred to Nebraska after playing two seasons at Texarkana Junior College under Bolt • Was the unanimous selection for the 2011 Region XIV Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in doubles (6), triples (4), home runs (3) and RBIs (21), while also ranking second in the conference in batting average at .388 during league play • Overall on the season, Sanguinetti hit .333 with 35 runs, 51 hits, 10 doubles, five triples, four home runs and 26 RBIs • Hit .306 as a freshman with 11 doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 RBIs • Played prep baseball at Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas, under Art Senato • Finished his career with a .447 batting average and 142 hits, while setting school records in batting average, hits, doubles, triples, RBIs and runs scored • Was a three-time all-district selection and two-time all-area pick.
Personal: Born on June 6, 1990, in Rocky Mount, N.C. • Parents are Gene and Laurenda Sanguinetti • Has one brother, Anthony • Comes from an athletic family as his father was an All-American on the diamond at North Carolina Wesleyan under current North Carolina Head Coach Mike Fox; his mother played soccer at North Carolina Wesleyan; his brother is a professional bull rider; and his cousin, Bobby Sanguinetti, is a professional hockey player • Major is finance.