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    Brandon Garcia
    Brandon Garcia

    Hometown:
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    High School:
    Bishop Gorman

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 195

    Position:
    Pitcher/Utility

    Bats-Throws:
    Left-Right

    06/27/2013

    Catching Up with Trojans in the Minor Leagues

    22 Trojans are competing in the minors with hopes of one day making the big leagues.

    06/19/2012

    New Crop Of Trojans Begin Professional Careers

    Five 2012 USC players come to terns with major league clubs.

    05/27/2012

    Trojans End Season With 7-6 Loss At UCLA

    No. 9 Bruins outlast Trojans in weekend of close competition.

    05/26/2012

    Trojans Lose 6-5 Heartbreaker To No. 9 Bruins

    Seniors put USC in positon to win, can't outlast UCLA.

    05/26/2012

    Trojans Lose Close Contest To No. 9 UCLA

    USC's Ben Mount delivers admirable effort in final start as a Trojan.

    2012
    Garcia appeared in 48 games for the Trojans, making 37 starts, as a designated hitter or pitcher ... Started seven games on the year, making a total of 18 appearances for 43.0 innings on the mound ... Had a 3-6 record with a 4.18 ERA ... Earned victories vs. Long Beach State (2/21), Pepperdine (4/3) and at CSU Bakersfield ... Tallied 24 strikeouts ... As a designated hitter, Garcia batted .303 (37-of-122), driving in 14 runs and scoring 13 ... Had two home runs in the first three games of the season ... Tallied a season-high three RBIs vs. Jacksonville (2/18) as he went 2-for-2 with one home run and one walk ... Drew a total of 22 walks on the season ... Had a three-hit performance (3-for-4) with one double vs. Arizona (5/20) ... Had a total of 10 multi-hit games ... Also slugged .402.

    2011
    He appeared in 49 games with 43 starts as a junior...he had 37 starts as the designated hitter and appeared in 19 games as a pitcher with five starts...batted .309 (42-for-136) with six doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI...on the mound, he was 2-5 with an 8.73 ERA and one save...in 33 innings, he allowed 47 hits and 32 earned runs with 18 walks and 29 strikeouts...opponents hit .351 against him...hit a home run in back-to-back games on May 14 and 15 against No. 6 Arizona State...went 3-for-5 with a double and one RBI on April 19 at Loyola Marymount and ended up with the save after throwing two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout...earned the win on April 5 against Loyola Marymount in a start with five innings, allowing three runs on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts...had a 2-for-4 day at the plate with two RBI and one stolen base in the first game of a doubleheader on March 19 against Pacific...picked up his first win of the season on March 15 against Louisville with 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one run on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts...his first start as a pitcher came on March 8 at UC Santa Barbara, going four innings and allowing three runs and six hits with no walks and five strikeouts...had two RBI on Feb. 19 against Cal Poly.

    2010
    Garcia was converted to a pitcher for the 2010 season although he still had some appearances at the plate...he made 19 appearances on the mound with three starts, earning a 2-3 record with a 4.17 ERA...in 45 1/3 innings, he allowed 45 hits and 21 earned runs with 29 walks and 27 strikeouts...opponents hit .266 against him...he made four starts in 17 games as a batter and had a .182 average (4-for-22) with one RBI...earned his first win as a starter on May 25 against No. 23 UC Irvine with a season-high 7 2/3 innings in the start, allowing just one run on three hits with four walks and a season-high six strikeouts...made his first collegiate start on May 19 against New Mexico State, allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings with three walks and three strikeouts...picked up his first save on May 1 against No. 19 Arizona with one-third of an inning...earned his first collegiate win on March 21 at Pacific, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts...threw two scoreless innings on March 15 at Hawai'i and allowed one hit with a walk and three strikeouts...gave up just one run on one hit in three innings of relief with a walk and three strikeouts on March 7 in the second game of a doubleheader against New Mexico...made his collegiate pitching debut on Feb. 27 against Vanderbilt, throwing a scoreless inning.

    Summer
    He played for the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League...at the plate, he played in 39 games and batted .239 (27-for-113) with three doubles, a home run and seven RBI...on the mound, he made five starts in nine games...had a 1-2 record with a 5.74 ERA...in 31 1/3 innings, he allowed 36 hits and 20 earned runs with 21 walks and 23 strikeouts...opponents hit .279 against him.

    2009
    As a freshman, Garcia made 20 starts in 31 games and batted .214 (15-for-70) with two home runs and five RBI...scored a season-high three runs, adding a double in his final appearance of the season on May 23 at California...his second home run was a leadoff homer in a 4-3 win on April 17 at No. 14 Oregon State...hit his first collegiate home run on March 6 in a 4-2 win at Tulane...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 21 at Long Beach State as a designated hitter...played for the New Bedford BaySox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer...in 40 games, he batted .209 (27-for-129) with seven doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI...also selected to participate in the All-Star Game.

    High School
    He was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, Nev., under coach Chris Sheff...drafted in the 28th round of the 2008 major league baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers...member of the three-time Class 4A state championship squads (2006-08)...earned all-state first team honors in his senior season and second team honors in his junior and sophomore seasons...named Rawlings/Perfect Game preseason All-American in his senior season...earned All-Southern Nevada first team honors in his senior and sophomore seasons...earned All-Sunset League first team honors in his senior and sophomore seasons and second team honors in his junior season...in his senior season, he hit .407 with 16 doubles, five triples, 10 home runs and 55 RBI while going 2-0 as a pitcher...named to the 2008 Cleats National Invitational all-tournament team...batted .466 with six home runs, 15 doubles and 44 RBI while going 5-0 on the mound as a junior...in his sophomore season, he batted .393 with nine home runs, 15 doubles and 38 RBI while going 5-0 on the mound...hit .371 with a home run and 28 RBI as a freshman...also played on the football team as a middle linebacker for three seasons...as a member of the Southern Nevada Titans, he was a member of the 2007 American Legion state champions and the 2006 squad that played in the World Series and won the West Region....as a member of the Arizona Firebirds, his team played third at the Connie Mack World Series...at the CMWS, he won the Big Stick Award after batting .500 (9-for-18) with three home runs and 12 RBI.

    Personal
    He is majoring in business with plans on owning his own business...parents are Tony and EmmyLou...has one brother, Anthony...favorite movies are The Sandlot and Dumb and Dumber...favorite television shows are CSI: Las Vegas and The Hills...enjoys listening to Panic At The Disco, Blink 182 and Lil' Wayne...lists Pete Rose as his biggest sports hero...birthday is June 26, 1990.

    Career Hitting Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SF-SH SLG OBP
    2009 31-20 .214 70 14 15 3 0 2 5 0-1 17 28 0 0-0 .343 .368
    2010 17-4 .182 22 1 4 1 0 0 1 0-0 1 6 0 0-1 .227 .250
    2011 49-43 .309 136 11 42 6 0 2 22 2-3 11 30 5 3-4 .397 .374
    2012 46-36 .303 122 13 37 6 0 2 14 0-2 22 27 5 1-2 .402 .427
    Totals 143-103 .280 350 39 98 16 0 6 42 2-6 51 91 11 4-7 .377 .385

    Pac-12 Conference Career Hitting Statistics

    Year GP-GS AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB-SBA BB SO HBP SH-SF SLG OBP
    2009 12-10 .258 31 8 8 3 0 1 2 0-0 7 15 0 0-0 .452 .395
    2010 11-2 .143 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0-0 1 1 1 0-0 .143 .250
    2011 23-21 .254 67 6 17 2 0 2 10 0-1 4 14 4 3-1 .373 .329
    2012 26-21 .324 74 5 24 5 0 0 5 0-0 11 14 1 1-0 .392 .419
    Totals 72-54 .274 186 19 51 10 0 3 18 0-1 23 44 6 4-1 .376 .370

    Career Pitching Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2010 4.17 2-3 19 3 1 45.1 45 26 21 29 27 3 16 1 .266
    2011 8.73 2-5 19 5 1 33.0 47 35 32 18 29 5 6 0 .351
    2012 4.81 3-6 18 7 0 43.0 44 33 23 28 24 2 7 2 .270
    Totals 5.64 7-14 56 15 2 121.1 136 94 76 75 80 10 29 3 .292

    Pac-12 Conference Career Pitching Statistics

    Year ERA W-L APP GS SVS IP H R ER BB SO WP HB BK BAVG
    2010 7.16 0-2 10 1 1 16.1 20 18 13 14 7 1 10 1 .303
    2011 11.25 0-1 4 0 0 4.0 4 5 5 4 3 1 2 0 .267
    2012 3.95 0-2 8 1 0 13.2 19 11 6 8 5 1 2 1 .339
    Totals 6.35 0-5 22 2 1 34.0 43 34 24 26 15 3 14 2 .314