The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Aaron Barnett plates two runs in his 3-for-5 offensive outing vs. the Bulldogs.
2014/FRESHMAN: Appeared in 51 games making 48 starts for the Waves ... Named to the WCC All-Freshman team ... Was fourth on the team with a .283 batting average ... Tied for fifth on the team with 28 RBI ... His four homers were tied for third on the squad ... Also hit eight doubles and one triple ... Hit his fourth homer of the year in the final game of the NCAA Super Regional against TCU (6/9) ... Drove in seven runs during the postseason to lead the Waves ... Had a pair of two-hit, two-RBI games against TCU in the Super Regional and drove in two runs and scored two more in the Regional final against Cal Poly.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles ... Played two varsity seasons for Brian Felten ... Was named to the All-State team by CalHisports and was All-CIF Division I first team as a senior ... Earned All-Mission League first team honors and was offensive MVP for Loyola senior year ... Hit .341 with 43 RBI, a .527 on base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage for his career.
CLUB: Played for Elite Baseball Irvine, Arroyo Seco Saints and the SoCal A's ... Seco Saints team lost to Puerto Rico in the semifinals of the Palomino World Series in 2013 ... Made the Elite Baseball Series All-Tournament team in 2012 and was an Area Code Game invitee.
PERSONAL: Given name is Brandon Louis Caruso ... Born in Beverly Hills, Calif. ... Plans to major in film studies ... Son of D.J. and Holly ... Brother to Daniel (15), Sophia (12), Charlie (7) and Sally (6) ... Chose Pepperdine for its strong baseball program and a chance to major in film.
FAVORITES: Dustin Pedroia (pro baseball player); Los Angeles Dodgers (pro baseball team); The Catcher in the Rye (book); Cool Hand Luke (movie); Breaking Bad (TV show); Zac Brown Band (musical artist); Pasta (food); Football and Basketball (sport other than baseball)