Taylor Dugas sets all-time career hit on the same day he graduates
The Crimson Tide is slated to graduate nine student-athletes that have been a part of two national championships during their careers and more than 75 overall
2011 SEASON RECAP: Earned the spot as the Tide's primary second baseman following the injury to Jon Kelton ... played in 46 games, starting 31 times ... hit .181 for the season with eight runs and three RBI while walking eight times and stealing one base ... started 15 of the 20 SEC games he played in ... hit .235 during league play knocking in two RBI and scoring seven runs.
SENIOR (2011): Tallahassee Regional: Went 2-for-10 with one RBI in the four games. SEC Tournament: Started all three game of the SEC Tournament at second base ... went 1-for-9 in the tournament. South Carolina: Started all three games, going 0-for-7 with one walk against SC. Auburn: Went 3-for-11 with three RBI for the weekend. LSU: Went 1-for-12 with one run and RBI in his three starts for the weekend. Mississippi State: Started all three games at second base ... went 3-for-10 with three runs and one RBI while walking once as well ... also stole his first base of the season in game two of Saturday's doubleheader ... exploded at the dish in game one of the twinbill, going 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI while walking once. Southern Mississippi: Started the game at second base, going 0-for-4 at the plate. Florida: Started all three games at second base ... went 4-for-9 in his first SEC weekend series as a starter. Samford: Got the start at second base ... went 0-for-3 at the dish. MVSU: Appeared in both midweek games, the first as a pinch hitter and the second as a defensive replacement ... went 1-for-2 in the two games. Vanderbilt: Came in as a defensive replacement in game three (4/10) ... did not see an appearance at the plate. Samford: Got the start at second base ... went 0-for-2 on the night. USA: Came in as a defensive replacement in the top of the ninth. Kentucky: Made one appearance in game two as a pinch runner and stayed in the game at second base ... went 0-for-1 at the dish in his lone at-bat. Jacksonville State: Came in a defensive replacement at second base ... went 0-for-1 in his lone at-bat. UAB: Came in as a defensive replacement at second base. Mississippi: Came in a defensive replacement in all three games ... went 1-for-1 in his only plate appearance. EIU: Was a defensive replacement at second base in game two (3/5) for his only action of the series. NWSU: Appeared in two games, starting the first game of the series at second base ... went 0-for-2 in the two games. Southern Mississippi: Started at second base ... went 0-for-2 with a walk. USA Classic: Appeared in all three games, starting the first two at second base ... went 0-for-3 on the weekend with two walks. Alabama State: Came in to fill the shortstop spot to start off the sixth inning ... went 0-for-1 at the plate for the day. Alcorn State: Played in three games, starting two at second base ... went 1-for-4 with one run on the weekend ... went 0-for-2 in his first game at UA (2/18).
PERSONAL: Full name is Josh Reimann Sanders ... son of Terry and Marianne Sanders ... has one brother, Carl ... his father, Terry, was a place-kicker for the Crimson Tide from 1981-84 under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Ray Perkins ... handled kickoffs, extra points and field goals and punted during his four-year career ... member of 1981 team that landed his Bryant his 315th career coaching win...was college roommate of UA strength and conditioning coach, Rocky Colburn ... his brother, Carl, plays football at Huntingdon College in Montgomery.