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Brandon Campos
Brandon  Campos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Middletown, N.Y.

High School:
Archbishop Stepinac

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 193

Position:
C

Experience:
SR

Bats/Throws:
R/R

03/21/2017

Baseball at Saint Joseph's

Villanova took on local rival Saint Joseph's on March 21, 2017 in Merion Station, Pa.

04/18/2015

Villanova vs. Xavier (April 18, 2015)

Villanova hosted Xavier on April 18, 2015 and held Military and First Responders Appreciation Day.

On Campos: Plays the game with a high level of energy and is an excellent athlete ... Possesses very good catching skills and works well with the Villanova pitchers ... Has demonstrated improved offensive skills during the course of his collegiate career ... Hard worker who will compete for a role in the lineup this season.

Career: Has played in 63 games with 32 starts ... A .213 hitter (23-for-108) with 17 runs scored, seven RBI, three doubles and two triples ... Has a .336 on-base percentage with 14 walks and six times being hit by pitch ... Struck out 36 times ... Has two sacrifice bunts and three stolen base in six tries ... Has a .974 fielding percentage behind the plate with 161 putouts, 30 assists and five errors in 196 total chances ... Has thrown out seven potential base stealers.

2017: Appeared in 17 games with 16 starts ... Batted .229 (11-for-48) with a .327 on-base percentage and a .333 slugging percentage ... Had a double and two triples while scoring six runs and driving in three ... Drew five walks and was hit by a pitch ... Struck out 13 times ... Stole two bases without being caught ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and a run scored in the season opener at Norfolk State ... Wound up going 3-for-9 with two runs, a walk and eight total bases in the three-game series to open the season ... Made seven starts behind the plate and nine as the designated hitter ... Compiled a .982 fielding percentage with 46 putouts and nine assists in 56 total chances ... Threw out four would-be base stealers; BIG EAST: Went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in, one walk and one hit by pitch in two conference games ... Pinch hit at St. John's and contributed a two-run single ... Was the designated hitter against Xavier and reached base twice in four plate appearances on a walk and hit by pitch.

2016: Saw action in 31 games with 12 starts ... Started 11 times behind the plate and once as the designated hitter ... Batted .196 (9-for-46) with one double, eight runs scored and four RBI ... Posted a .339 on-base percentage thanks to seven walks and three times being hit by a pitch ... Struck out 17 times ... Had one stolen base in four tries and two sacrifice bunts ... Reached base safely eight times in 11 plate appearances (.727 OBP) when leading off an inning ... Went 1-for-1 off the bench and had a season-high two RBI against Central Michigan ... Pinch hit against Dartmouth and was 1-for-1 with a double, run scored and RBI ... Threw out three would-be base stealers and had a .958 fielding percentage behind the plate with 78 putouts, 13 assists and four errors in 95 chances; BIG EAST: Played in 10 conference games with five starts ... Batted .188 (3-for-16) with a .409 on-base percentage ... Drew five walks and was hit by a pitch once, compared with only two strikeouts in 22 plate appearances ... Scored four runs and had one RBI ... Had a season-high two hits and a run scored against Georgetown.

2015: Played in 15 games with four starts ... Batted .214 (3-for-14) with a .353 on-base percentage and a .286 slugging percentage ... Scored three runs and had a double ... Walked twice, was hit by a pitch once and struck out six times ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in a win over Mount St. Mary's ... Pinch hit twice during the season and got hits each time ... Recorded 37 putouts and eight assists without committing an error ... Had a season-high nine putouts against Philadelphia University; BIG EAST: Appeared as a defensive replacement in conference games against St. John's and Creighton.

Archbishop Stepinac High School: Was a catcher and an outfielder during his career ... Prior to his senior season was named to the Lohud preseason second team, then followed that up by earning all-city honors and a spot in the NYC Mayors Cup game ... Career highs during scholastic career include a .439 batting average, a .756 slugging percentage and 28 runs batted in.

Club Baseball: Played for Team Citius for two years ... The team was ranked in the top 10 among U-18 teams both years ... Individual honors earned include 2013 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention and 2014 Perfect Game Northeast Region Honorable Mention ... Was also invited to be a Preseason All-American for Baseball Factory in 2014.

Personal: Born 1/6/96 in Middletown, N.Y. ... Older of two children of Richard and Judith Campos ... Has a younger sister, Ariadna (15) ... Has two relatives who have played professional baseball, including current New York Mets minor leaguer T.J. Rivera ... Enjoys teaching the game of baseball to youth athletes ... Hobbies include music and cars ... Chose to attend Villanova because of the quality of education and the strong Alumni history, as well as for the opportunity to play Division I baseball ... Communication major.

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