|23 Tim Younger|
Sanderson Returns To ECU After Four Years At Florida Atlantic
Senior Recorded One Hit In All Three Games
Pair Of Late Rallies Fall Short As 2012 Campaign Comes To An End Against Tar Heels
Five Pirates Record Multiple Base Knocks in 15-Hit Attack
Pirates Score Three Runs On 11 Hits In Loss
Ninth recipient of the honorary No. 23 jersey after former ECU Head Coach Keith LeClair ... Solid middle infielder that will battle for playing time at second base along with fellow upperclassmen Bryan Bass (junior) and Mike Ussery (senior) ... Could also see time at short in a reserve role ... 2011: Played in 50 games making 29 starts (20/2B, 9/SS) in the midfield ... Batted .250 (20-for-80) with five doubles, 10 RBI and scored 13 runs ... Posted a .954 fielding percentage committing five errors in 108 chances recording 36 putouts and 67 assists ... Turned 11 double plays on the season ... Started at second base in his Pirate debut against Youngstown State (Feb. 18) going 2-for-3 with a double and RBI ... Drove in game-winning RBI on a single down the right field line in the bottom of the ninth inning against Youngstown State (Feb. 19) scoring Philip Clark in a 1-0 win ... Collected five multi-hit games ... Recorded a career-best three hits twice (HPU/Mar. 9, UNCW/Apr. 19) ... Lone multi-RBI game was against UNCW (Apr. 19) where he went 3-for-5 at the plate in a 17-13 victory ... Pirates posted an 8-1 record when he started at short and 13-7 at second ... Hit in the bottom half of the order in 25 of 29 starts ... Batted .270 (20-for-74) as a starter ... Nine of 10 RBI came with runners in scoring position ... Batted over .300 when hitting in the fourth (.333), sixth (.500) and seventh (.300) frames ... Appeared in a pair of post-season games scoring two runs ... Started 10 of 15 Conference USA games batting .182 (4-for 22) ... Batted .500 (5-for-10) during career-long hitting streak (Mar. 25-29) ... Recorded four or more assists five times with a game high six twice (Pepperdine/Mar. 5, High Point/Mar. 9) ... Ranked second on the team with nine sac bunts and 10 total sacrifices.
St. Petersburg College (2009-10): Two-year starter that helped the Titans to a two-year 69-44 record ... Played in 109 career games for coach Dave Paro posting a .301 (116-for-385) average with 15 doubles, three triples and 62 RBI ... Scored 77 runs, walked 60 times and swiped 19 of 24 bases ... Collected 25 multi-hit and 15 multi-RBI games ... Helped the Titans to a second place finish in the 2010 Sun Coast Conference regular season ... Finished fourth in the Florida state tournament where SPC took down No. 1 seed Gulf Coast Community College 10-9 in the opening round of the event ... During freshman season batted .268 (52-for-194) with seven doubles, two triples, 39 RBI and scored 46 runs ... Recorded a career-best four hits against South Florida Community College (3/13/09) with two RBI ... Last year batted .335 (64-for-191) with eight doubles, 23 RBI and scored 31 runs ... Scored a career-best three runs against Polk State College (3/6/10) where he was also 3-for-4 from the plate with a double and RBI.
Clearwater High School: Four-year letterwinner for head coach David Vince ... Two-time First-Team All-Sun Coast selection as a pitcher (junior and senior) ... Named honorable mention All-Sun Coast as a senior after batting .434 ... Also topped the .400 mark at the plate during junior campaign (.425) ... Named team captain as a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Personal: Full name is Timothy C. Younger ... Born March 17, 1990 in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Son of Mark and Debbie Younger ... Has one sibling (Stephen) ... Majoring in business management ... Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall '10 and Fall '11).
CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 5 vs. (UNCW 4/19/11); hits: 3 (twice, last vs. UNCW 4/19/11); RBI: 2 vs. UNCW (4/19/11); home runs: none; stolen bases: none.