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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)
NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team (2015)
Preseason All-SEC (2015)
USA Softball Top 50 Watch List (2015)
SEC Player of the Week (April 6, 2015)
All-SEC First Team (2014)
All-SEC Second Team (2013)
SEC All-Freshman (2012)

SENIOR SEASON (2015): Started all 67 games for the Tigers in right field...Finished with a .313 average, notching 63 hits, 19 for extra bases, including seven doubles, one triple, 11 home runs and 64 RBI...Was her third-straight year of hitting 10 or more home runs in a season...Finishing her Auburn career, Melero hit .300 or higher for the previous three-straight seasons, her 2015 average being the third-highest of her four-year career...Named NFCA All-Southeast Region for the second-straight year, making the second team as one of four Auburn players named first or second all-southeast region...Named to the Preseason All-SEC team and the USA Softball Top 50 Watch List...Won her first SEC Player of the Week award on April 6 after going 6-for-9 (.667) with three RBI and one home run...All three RBI and the home run came on the final day of the three-game series with Tennessee as Melero broke a 9-9 tie in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run home run, keeping Auburn perfect in conference series wins...Hit just under .300 in conference play going 23-for-77 (.299) with two doubles, five home runs and 22 RBI...Completed her Auburn career with a .340 average, which is the sixth-highest of any non-active Auburn player in program history...Played in 235 games in an Auburn uniform and hit 40 home runs, which is the most in Auburn history...Melero finished her career with 208 RBI and is the only Auburn player to ever have 200 or more RBI in a career...In the NCAA Tournament over nine games, Melero hit .294 with 10 hits and one home run with seven RBI...The seven RBI was the second-most on the team in the tournament...In the Women's College World Series, Melero hit an even .400 with six of her 10 tournament hits with a home run and six RBI...The home run was Auburn's first world series home run in program history and came in the wild 11-10, 10-inning win over UCLA to send Auburn to the WCWS semifinals...In that game with the Bruins, Melero went 3-for-3 with four RBI, her third-highest RBI total in a game this season...Named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team...Scored a career-high four runs vs. Georgia State (2/12), part of a 3-for-3 day with six RBI and one home run...Set a new career-high with seven RBI at Texas A&M (4/11), part of a huge 3-for-5 day that included two home runs for the California-native...The two home runs marked the third time in her career to have a multi-home run game...Hit her lone triple of the year in the second game of a double header at Florida State (3/25), part of a 3-for-4 day with two runs scored, four RBI and a double, just a home run away from the cycle.

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.

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