Patrick Mescher & Jacob Page Combine for Eight Hits & Seven RBI
MISCELLANEOUS: Powerfully built athlete with array of natural ability ... features plus speed and plus arm ... versatile athlete capable of playing either corner outfield spot ... boasts great deal of physical strength ... solid defender whose tools translate best to left field position ... accomplished offensive performer who possesses ability to drive balls to outfield gaps ... sprays line drives to all fields ... adept at delivering runners from scoring position ... should challenge for playing time in the outfield this spring ... hard worker with great approach to game ... brings great deal of energy to field every day ... improves with each practice session ... expected to shoulder increased role during fourth and final season in Black, Gold and Gray ... will challenge for starting spot in right field this season ... provides head coach Joe Sottolano with valued outfield depth ... extends Army bench.
2012: Appeared in 11 games ... listed with the starting cast on six occasions ... batted .241 with seven hits in 29 at-bats ... knocked in six runs and scored four times ... went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI against High Point ... had three hits, two RBI and two runs scored in three-game series at High Point ... was 2-for-6 with three runs batted in against George Washington ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI in reserve role against Sacred Heart ... turned in a 1-for-5 showing with a run scored against UMBC ... drew starting assignments against High Point, George Washington and UMBC.
2011: Did not appear in a contest during sophomore campaign.
2010: Saw field duty in one game ... drew defensive replacement assignment against Holy Cross ... did not figure statistically.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Burke Broussard at University High ... three-time letterwinner ... earned pair of all-district certificates ... all-state choice as a senior ... named district most valuable player that year ... served as team captain during final campaign ... helped squad to pair of district championships ... earned three additional varsity letters in football ... two-way standout ... starred at wide receiver and defensive back on gridiron ... high school rival of former Army teammate Kramer Peak.
PERSONAL: Given name is Michael Timothy Sands ... born Aug. 26, 1990, in Lansdale, Pa. ... parents' names are Joanne and Timothy Sands ... uncle, John Marrone, served as major in U.S. Air Force ... lists fishing as hobby ... enjoys eating crawfish ... majoring in Systems Management.