Right-handed hurler who was ranked the No. 10 community college prospect in the nation at any position for the June 2009 draft by PG Crosschecker ... Comes to SDSU after two seasons at nearby Palomar Junior College ... Will likely begin the season in the bullpen, but could be called upon as a spot starter ... Played during summer 2009 for the San Diego Show.
Spent two seasons at Palomar Junior College in San Marcos, Calif., where he was coached by Buck Taylor ... As a sophomore in 2009, made 12 appearances including seven starts ... Compiled a mark of 3-2 with a 2.09 earned run average ... Was an all-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention selection ... Team captured first place in the PCC ... During his freshman season, had a record of 1-0 with a 0.00 earned run average in two appearances ... Also played in right field, hitting .283 in 24 contests with 10 doubles.
Earned four varsity letters as a baseball player at Fallbrook High School where he played under head coach Matt Parker ... Named to the all-Avocado League first team and was a second-team all-North County selection ... Chosen team MVP ... Also named Fallbrook's Defensive Player of the Year.
Shawn Thomas Sanford was born April 16, 1989 in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Randy and Diana Sanford ... Enjoys playing golf and other sports ... Also recruited by UC Santa Barbara, Oregon and New Mexico ... Majoring in social science at San Diego State.