2011 (Jr.): Career .344 hitter who started all 55 games for the Pack in 2011 ... 52 starts came in left field and three came at designated hitter ... hit .303 with 61 runs scored, a team-leading 19 doubles, four home runs, 22 walks and 27 RBI in 201 at-bats ... his .405 on-base percentage was second best on the team ... 19 doubles were tied for second most in the WAC ... he was hit by 15 pitches to lead the conference and has been hit by 45 pitches in his first three seasons ... 13 doubles in conference play led the WAC and 22 runs scored tied for fourth most ... 17 multi-hit games were second most on the Pack and were tied for third most ... longest reached base streak was 26 games and he ended the season on a then team-high 19 game reached base streak ... hit .391 (14-for-27) with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and three stolen bases during a season-high eight game hit streak ... earned All-WAC honors for the third time in his career after earning second-team All-WAC outfielder honors ... earned third Nevada letter.
2010(So.): All-WAC second team outfielder...appeared in 54 games, starting 32 in left field and 10 at designated hitter...led all Nevada hitters with a .388 average and .503 on-base percentage...had 17 multi-hit and multi-RBI games...hit seven home runs, 15 doubles, scored 41 runs and drove in 35...hit .419 in conference play, the second highest average in the WAC...28 runs scored tied him for fourth most in conference play...posted a conference best .533 on-base percentage in WAC play...had the WAC's highest on-base percentage during non-conference play at .503...slugging percentage of .625 was eighth best in the conference...tied for WAC batting title with a .388 average...started all 24 of the Pack's WAC games hitting .419 with nine doubles, four home runs and 28 runs scored in conference play...was hit by a pitch 19 times, the second most in the WAC...had four RBI twice vs. Fresno State (4/24) and San Jose State (5/7)...posted a 1.000 fielding percentage in left field...went 3-6 with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI vs. Hawai'i (5/2)...hit .475 with 29 hits, nine doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI, and 18 runs scored during a team best 16 game hitting streak from 4/24 to 5/18... set a new career high in at-bats twice with six vs. Hawai'i (5/2) and San Jose State (5/9)...earned All-WAC academic honors.
2009(Fr.): Earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America and first-team All-WAC honors at designated hitter...saw action in 53 games earning 48 starts in his first season...started 35 games in left field and 13 at designated hitter...led the team with a .352 batting average, .431 slugging percentage and tied for first being hit by pitch 11 times and four sacrifice flies while ranking in the top five in slugging percentage(.539,2nd), hits(58,4th), RBI(39,3rd), doubles(15,3rd), triples(2,T3rd) and home runs(4,T4th)...hit .423(11-of-26) with eight runs scored, drove in a run, collected three doubles during a season-high eight-game hit streak that was sixth longest on the team...exploded offensively in the FS series hitting .533(8-for-15) with seven runs scored, two doubles, a triple, three home runs and 14 RBI...in game 1 at FS was 3-for-4, with three runs scored, hit two home runs and drove in eight then went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, hit a double, a home run and drove in four in the second game of the doubleheader giving him 12 RBI and three home runs on Saturday... eight RBI at Fresno State(5/2) was the high for a Nevada player...30 of his 39 RBI came in a one month stretch of 17 games from Apr. 9 to May 8 and just two in the last nine games of the season...four hits in his 4-for-4 performance with four RBI in game 2 vs. Hawai`i(4/10) is a career-high and tied for the most hits by a Pack player...15 multi hit games on the season was fifth on the team and eight multi RBI games was fourth...28 RBI and eight doubles in WAC play tied for seventh in the league and three sacrifice flies tied for third...named to WAC Freshman Academic team...earned first Nevada baseball letter.
Lettered three seasons for coach Nick Garritano at Green Valley High School in Henderson, Nev... helped GVHS to a pair of region titles...earned All-Sunrise conference and second-team all-state honors his senior season...three-year scholar athlete...batted .463 with three home runs and a .760 slugging percentage as a senior...junior year batted .457 and hit three home runs with 33 RBI... sophomore season hit .421, belted six home runs and drove in 35.
Psychology major...born Oct. 2, 1989...son of Mike and Sheila Melino... lists his sports heroes as Manny Ramirez and Chase Utley...enjoys playing guitar in his spare time.