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Branndi Melero
Branndi Melero

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canyon Country, Calif.

High School:
Golden Valley

Height:
5-4

Position:
OF

Bats-Throws:
L-R

NFCA All-American First Team (2014)
NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team (2014)
All-SEC First Team (2014)
All-SEC Second Team (2013)
SEC All-Freshman (2012)

JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Started all 62 games for Auburn in right field...Second on the team with a .404 average, one of only two players to hit over .400 for the year on the squad...Scored 55 runs with 69 hits, 12 doubles, 15 home runs and 78 RBI...The RBI total is a new single-season school record and was good for second-highest total in the nation...Named NFCA First Team All-American, the first Auburn player to make first team...Also an NFCA First Team All-Southeast Region and an All-SEC first teamer...Making the NFCA All-Southeast Region team, Melero joined Kasey Cooper as being the first time Auburn placed two players on the first team since 2005...Second on the team in slugging (.737)...Tallied 35 walks and had a .518 on-base percentage...Was also a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts...Only totaled two errors in right field for a .963 fielding percentage with one double-play and 50 putouts...In conference play, she led the team with a .380 average through all 24 games with 27 hits, 10 home runs and 33 RBI...Was a force with runners on base, hitting 48-for-111 (.432)...Topped her previous season-highs in average, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, slugging, walks and on-base percentage...Tied a career-high with three hits vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (4/27) along with a career-high five RBI and two home runs in the same game...The career-high day came just two games after Melero hit a walk-off home run against the Aggies as part of a comeback from a 6-2 deficit that Auburn ended up winning 7-6...Tied a career-high three runs vs. Murray State (3/19) and a career-high two walks vs. Missouri (4/13).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in 51 games, all starts ... Hit .366 with 10 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 46 RBI ... Appeared in 23 games, all starts ... Hit .301 with five doubles, one triple, three home runs and 38 RBI in league play ... Set eighth-best Auburn single-season batting average (.366) and second-best RBI total (46) ... Tied for 10th in Auburn single-season records with 10 home runs ... Led AU with 17 multi-hit and tied for lead with 13 multi-RBI games ... Seven of 10 home runs came with runners on base ... Set career-best with eight game hitting streak from March 9 to March 19 ... Hit .352 (19-for-52) with runners in scoring position and led AU with 21 two-out RBI ... Set career single-game best with four RBI vs. Middle Tennessee and tied mark against Ole Miss ... Went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI in win vs. Kansas.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Appeared in 56 games with 55 starts ... Hit .274 with five doubles, two triples, four home runs, 20 RBI and 25 runs scored ... Went 6-for-6 in stolen bases ... Second on team with eight sacrifice bunts ... In SEC play, started all 28 games in center field ... Hit .260 with one double, one triple, four RBI and 10 runs scored in league play ... Went 3-for-3 in stolen bases in SEC play ... Fourth on team with .382 batting average in month of February ... Doubled twice and drove in season-high three runs in win vs. Wright State ... Tripled and tied season-best of three RBI in win vs. Bowling Green ... Delivered sacrifice fly for RBI in win vs. No. 15 Oklahoma State ... Hit first career home run and scored season-high three runs in victory vs. No. 23 Georgia Tech ... Matched season-best of three RBI with a three-run homer vs. Loyola Marymount ... Singled and scored vs. No. 14 UCLA ... Singled twice, walked and scored in game two vs. No. 8 Georgia ... Notched walk-off win with two-out, bases-loaded HBP in bottom of seventh inning of game three vs. Kentucky ... Singled and scored in game two vs. No. 2 Alabama ... Had RBI single in game three at No. 3 Florida ... Tripled, doubled and drove in a run in game three win at South Carolina ... Led AU with .600 (3-for-5) batting average, two home runs and two RBI in NCAA Austin Regional ... Hit solo home runs against Houston and No. 8 Texas in Regional play.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Hugo Castillo and coach Courtney Carr ... Lettered four years and voted team captain ... Earned Military Honor Award in 2011.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Gina and Greg Lattimore and Rito Melero ... Has one sister, Bree Melero, and two brothers, Tiger Melero, and Landon Lattimore ... Major: Business.