Started 17 games during the season, tied for the most by a pitcher…collected 50 strikeouts over 69.2 innings pitched…garnered a 4.13 ERA and a record of 6-7 for the 2016 season…began his season on February 21 against Rhode Island when he threw five innings without allowing an earned run and he struck out six bringing him his first collegiate career win…pitched three hitless innings on March 9 against Toledo, becoming one in a trio of pitchers to throw a combined no-hitter…matched a season-high 6.0 innings pitched with six strikeouts against Duke while giving up three runs and throwing a career-high 106 pitches…played summer ball for the Falmouth Commodores in the Cape Cod league and earned a 18/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 14 innings pitched…ranked as D1Baseball’s No. 21 prospect in the Cape Cod League.
Graduated from North Florida Christian High School in Tallahassee…capped off a solid senior season by tossing 66.1 innings where he finished 5-1 with 73 strikeouts, allowed 32 hits and posted a 0.32 ERA…was drafted in the 22nd round (No. 649) in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft by the Houston Astros…named First Team All-America by Louisville Slugger…earned Big Bend Pitcher of the Year honors as a senior…participated in the Under Armour All-American Game held at Wrigley Field…ranked as the 60th best college prospect by Perfect Game…participated in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star game as a senior.
Son of Lynna and David Sands…has one sibling, Carson…brother, who was also a Florida State commitment, was drafted in the fourth round (No. 109) of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs…father David also attended Florida State…majoring in sport management…born on July 17, 1997.