Big-hitting third baseman, who is expected to play more in her second season in 2014 ... Is an athletic player, who played for the USA Women's Baseball National Team in the IPAF World Cup over the summer of 2013 ... Has good power ... Possesses a good arm.
* 2013 Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team
2013 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Started 27 games in her freshman season, all at third base, and played in 33 overall ... Was 3-for-16 (.188) in her first weekend of collegiate softball at the Kajikawa Classic from Feb. 7-9 ... Had an RBI single in her first collegiate at-bat vs. Creighton (2/7) and later added another single ... Had her first-ever double the following day against Stephen F. Austin (2/8), one of just SDSU's three hits ... Was 0-for-4 over two games (one start) at the Campbell/Cartier Classic from Feb. 14-17 ... Was 0-for-3 over two games (one start) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic from Feb. 21-24 ... Came off the bench one time at the San Diego Classic from Feb. 28-March 3, striking out vs. Long Beach State (3/1) in a pinch hit opportunity ... Logged two starts at the Fresno State Classic from March 8-10, going 2-for-8 (.250) with an RBI and a sac bunt ... Had two hits and an RBI in a start vs. Saint Mary's (3/9) ... Batted .400 (4-for-10) with two RBIs over San Diego State's seven games from March 12-16 ... Recorded two singles and an RBI in back-to-back starts at third base vs. Iona (3/12) and Bryant (3/14) ... Came off the bench once over the MW-opening home series against New Mexico from March 28-30, reaching via error on the March 29 game ... Went 3-for-7 (.429) with a RBI over SDSU's four games from April 3-7 ... Had an RBI single in a start in the Nevada opener (4/5) and had singles in the next two games with starts on April 6-7 ... Was 2-for-5 with an RBI in San Diego State's two non-conference games at Cal State Fullerton (4/10) and UC Riverside (4/13), with the RBI single coming vs. UCR ... Was 1-for-7 with two walks and a sac bunt over SDSU's four games from April 16-21 ... Finished 1-for-9 (.111) over the Aztecs' three-game series vs. Fresno State from April 26-28 ... Was 1-for-9 (.111) with an RBI over San Diego State's series at Colorado State from May 4-5 ... Had an RBI and a single in the nightcap of a doubleheader vs. CSU (5/5) ... Was 0-for-2 over
SDSU's series with UNLV from May 9-11 ... The Aztecs are 9-4 when she has at least one hit ... Did not play in the NCAA Tempe Regional on May 17-18.
CLUB - LADY HUSTLE
Played her club ball with Lady Hustle with coach Julie Marshall.
HIGH SCHOOL - CASTRO VALLEY
Earned four letters at Castro Valley High School in Castro Valley, Calif. ... Played for the USA Women's Baseball National Team at the IBAF World Cup over the summer ... Was a three-time all-league selection, including a two-time first-team pick and an HAAL MVP as a junior ... Also garnered all-East Bay accolades ... Helped the Trojans to four HAAL titles ... Hit .486 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 30 RBIs as a senior ... Also played basketball and baseball at Castro Valley HS ... Was recruited by Akron and Simpson College, among others ... A scholar-athlete.
Kayla Christine Bufardeci was born June 10, 1994 in Castro Valley, Calif ... Daughter of Diane Whitehouse ... Undecided on a major.