Left-handed pitcher who will likely continue in the role of situation reliever when the 2013 season gets underway ... Also played in the outfield in addition to pitching during his prep career ... Competed for the Holyoke (Mass.) Blue Sox of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2012 .. Made nine appearances including one start pitching a total of 14.1 innings ... Played for the So Cal Mavericks in Los Angeles during the summers of 2009-11 ... During summer of 2011 participated in the Japan-USA Goodwill Tour in Japan ... Also played in the 2010 USA-Japan Friendship Series.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Made five appearances as a freshman with the first four coming in a relief role ... Longest outing was 1.2 innings in his debut at UC Riverside on Feb. 21 ... Other four outings lasted 1.0 inning each ... Season-high of one strikeout came on three occasions ... Over his first three relief stints (3.2 innings) he allowed no runs on no hits ... Lone start came on May 1 against UC Irvine.
Played four seasons of varsity baseball at Knight High School in Palmdale, Calif. ... Coached there by Chris Saucke ... As a senior went 5-4 with a 3.33 earned run average ... Recorded 69 strikeouts over 42 innings, second-highest total in the Golden League ... Also hit .303 with a pair of home runs ... During his junior year hit .382 with two home runs while compiling a 4.01 earned run average on the mound ... Named to the all-Golden League second team ... Selected to the North-South All-Star team ... As a sophomore hit .271 with four doubles and two home runs ... Involved in Project Lead the Way, an academic organization in the area of aerospace engineering ... Three-year scholar-athlete honoree.
Brandon Edwin Thomas was born Sept. 16, 1993, in Lancaster, Calif. ... Son of Carl and Carla Thomas ... Sister, Brittany, played soccer at Fresno State ... Sister, Carla, ran track at Oregon ... Enjoys playing guitar, swimming and playing video games ... Favorite athlete is former Major League pitcher Randy Johnson ... A business management major at San Diego State.