UNLV baseball will host San Diego State for a three-game series starting on Friday.
2012 Started 55 of the 57 games for the Rebels as a designated hitter and outfielder ... Batted a career-high .361 with 43 runs scored and 113 total bases ... Led the Rebels in average, home runs (seven), hits (74), slugging percentage (.551) and stolen bases (12) ... Earned All-Mountain West First Team honors ... Recorded a career-high five hits in one game at Air Force (March 24) which included a career-high four doubles ... Had 19 games with multiple hits ... Recorded a career-high six RBI against Southern Utah (March 6) ... Ended the season on a six game hitting streak after having a streak of 15 broken against New Mexico (May 11).
2011 Started 47 games and played in 49 as a designated hitter and outfielder in his sophomore season ... Batted .325 (53-for-163) with 31 runs scored and 96 total bases ... Led the Rebels in home runs (10), RBI (51), slugging percentage (.589), on-base percentage (.429) and ranked second in doubles (13) and stolen bases (9) ... Earned All-Mountain West Conference First Team honors ... Named the Mountain West Player of the Week after going 7-for-12 over a three-game span which included two, three-run home runs and nine RBI ... Had 16 multi-hit games and led the team with 15 multi-RBI games ... Set a career-high with four runs scored in a 15-14 win over Maine on Feb. 19 ... Tied a career-high with four RBI in an 8-2 Rebel win over Maine on Feb. 20 ... Belted two home runs in the series-opening game against No. 9 TCU on March 18, the second of which was a bottom of the ninth walk-off that gave UNLV the 5-4 win ... Both home runs were hit off Kyle Winkler, 10th round draft selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks ... Recorded a season-high three hits in back-to-back games on April 10 against Sacred Heart and April 12 at UC Riverside ... Went 2-for-3 with four RBI in an 8-0 win over New Mexico at home on April 29 ... Was 3-for-5 at the plate with three RBI and a run scored against UC Riverside on May 17.
2010 One of only two players to play and start in every game during the 2010 season ... Led the team in at bats (243), hits (85), runs scored (58), doubles (22) and total bases (142) ... Ranked second on the team in triples (4), home runs (9), RBI (57) and slugging percentage (.584) ... Had 29 multi-hit games, including eight games with three or more hits ... Started the season with a 12-game hitting streak ... Had a career-high four hits in 12-4 win over Northwestern (March 11) ... Drove in a career-high four runs twice; against Temple (February 28) and New Mexico (April 1) ... Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a career-high two home runs against UC Riverside (April 27) ... Ranked fourth on the team in batting average (.350).
HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 graduate of Brophy College Prep ... Lettered twice for the Broncos under coach Tom Succow ... Helped his team to an 18-9 record as a senior ... Hit .465 with eight home runs and 37 RBI as a senior ... Earned first team all-region and second team all-state in 2009, as well as the coaches hitting award ... Hit .420 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI as a junior ... Lettered twice in football as a linebacker, helping his team win the state title as a junior.
PERSONAL Brandon John Bayardi was born on Nov. 27, 1990, in Phoenix, AZ ... The son of Maria Bayardi and Ron Seay ... Has a younger sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, Bryan ... Undecided on a major.