Photos from 5/30 SDSU vs. Mississippi State baseball
Returns for the 2014 campaign as SDSU's most experienced catcher after seeing time at that spot as well as the designated hitter role in 2013 ... Played during the summer of 2013 for the Bethesda (Md.) Big Train in the Cal Ripken League ... Saw action at first and third base as well as catcher and DH ... Hit .213 with three doubles and a pair of home runs ... Committed only one error for a .995 fielding percentage ... Was granted a redshirt year in 2012 after breaking his leg early in the season.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2013
Made a triumphant return to the lineup after missing the 2012 campaign with a broken leg ... Served as the Aztecs' designated hitter in each game at University of San Diego on opening weekend (Feb. 15-17) ... In the opener he recorded a pair of doubles, a triple and two RBI with a run scored and a stolen base ... He batted .308 for the weekend, adding a double, RBI and run scored over the ensuing two contests ... Hit safely in eight of SDSU's first nine game this season and ended the year by hitting safely in seven of SDSU's final eight contests ... Had a personal-best six game hitting streak from April 23 to May 3 during which he went 8-for-20 (.400) with two doubles and five runs batted in ... Hit two home runs in a game at Fresno State on March 16 ... Other homer came in the ninth inning at Nevada on May 5 in a contest won by SDSU in 10 innings.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
Suffered a broken leg during practice after the fourth game of the season and redshirted for the Aztecs ... Started three of SDSU's first four contests, two at catcher and one at designated hitter ... Recorded a double and triple among his six base hits .. Scored two runs in the season opener vs. Washington (Feb. 17) with a season-high three hits.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011
Started 27 times behind the plate during his first season at SDSU and seven times in the DH role ... Also made one start in left field ... Reached base safely (hit, walk or HBP) in 14 consecutive games (Feb. 27 to March 19) with base hits in 11 of those contests before failing to do so in the series finale against New Mexico on March 20 ... Put together a personal-best six-game hitting streak that ended on March 15 in the game at Loyola Marymount ... .During that streak he went 10-for-24 (.417) with three doubles, a home run and eight runs batted in ... Hit his first home run as an Aztec in the contest at CSU Northridge on March 8 ... Belted his second home run of the season to cap SDSU's four-run eighth inning rally that ended in a 13-10 win over New Mexico on March 19 ... Third homer came as a pinch hitter at Brigham Young (March 26) ... Had his best day at the plate with a three-hit performance vs. No. 3 Oklahoma on March 6 ... Also drove in a pair of runs in the first inning of that game and threw out a two runners attempting to steal ... Season-best three RBI vs. Utah on April 8.
Won two varsity letters at Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego ... Named the team captain for coach Sam Blalock's Broncos in 2009 and 2010 ... Posted a .347 batting average with eight doubles, six home runs and 36 runs batted over 34 games during his senior season ... Had a .406 on-base percentage and a .568 slugging average ... Successful on 7-of-10 steal attempts ... Led the Broncos to a first-place finish in the Palomar League and was an honorable mention all-Palomar League honoree ... As a junior hit .410 with 16 doubles, two triples and a league-leading nine home runs ... Also scored 34 runs and drove in 31 while compiling a .474 on-base percentage and .812 slugging percentage ... Was first-team all-state underclass selection as a junior as well as all-Palomar League and all-CIF ... Became the first player in 19-year history of Rancho Bernardo HS to hit for the cycle when he accomplished the feat vs. Rancho Buena Vista HS on April 9, 2009 ... Cycle included an inside-the-park home run ... Named to the San Diego Union-Tribune all-academic team as a senior.
Bradley Lewis Haynal was born on August 21, 1991 in San Francisco, Calif. ... Son of Jerry Haynal and Lucina Harrison ... Father played basketball at Westmont College ... Brother of former San Diego State pitcher Austin Haynal ... Lists his favorite athlete as Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba ... Enjoys spending time with family, fishing and going to the beach ... Also recruited by Arizona State, San Diego, UC Irvine and UC Riverside ... A communications major at San Diego State.