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Belhaven’s Brett Sanchez named D3baseball Pitcher of the Year

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Belhaven’s Brett Sanchez has been named the Region VI Pitcher of the Year by

The right-hander led the Blazers on the mound this year with a 6-2 record across 11 starts with five complete games. The Slidell, La. native posted an impressive 1.81 ERA and 0.88 WHIP while throwing a team-high 84.1 innings on the season.

In those 84.1 innings, Sanchez allowed just 55 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out a career-high 110 batters and limiting opponents to a .185 batting average.

The fourth-year starter continued to rewrite the record books in 2023 as he became the Blazers’ all-time strikeouts leader and the first to surpass 300 career strikeouts.

Along with being named to’s All-Region VI First Team, Sanchez earned the Pitcher of the Year nod for the Collegiate Conference of the South along with an All-CCS First Team spot in the league’s inaugural campaign.

Sanchez has now earned All-Region recognition three straight years to complement a Ferriss Trophy finalist nomination in 2022.

Throughout his career, Sanchez has amassed a 26-7 record with 39 starts, 19 complete games, and eight shutouts — the latter two being program records. In 299.0 career innings, Sanchez has a 2.08 ERA and 315 strikeouts.

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