Emily Gaitan Pitches Five Scoreless Innings in Relief
2014 (Sophomore): Had seven starts at second base, seven starts in left field and three starts in right field ... Started all three games at Tennessee in left field ... Went 2-4 with two runs in game one at Tennessee ... Came in as a pinch runner in the series opener at No. 13 Missouri and stole a base ... Had a hit and scored a run in game two vs. Alcorn State ... Started in game two at SELA and went 3-4 with a stolen base, setting a new career high for hits in a game ... Came in as a pinch runner and stayed in as the designated player in game one at SELA, going 1-1 with two runs scored ... Hit her second triple of the season in game two at South Carolina, going 1-3 on the day with a run scored and an RBI ... Had a 2-2 day in game two vs. Arkansas, scoring two runs and stealing a base ... Hit a single vs. Louisiana Tech ... Came through with a pinch hit in the series finale vs. No. 9 Alabama ... Started at second base in game two at ULM and got a steal ... Got the start at second base vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff in game one ... Started at second base vs. Northern Colorado ... Hit a triple in Ole Miss' first game at Southern Miss ... Has scored two runs this season as a pinch runner ... Came in as a pinch runner vs. Liberty and stole a base.
2013 (Freshman): Started 40 games at second base, including 31 of the last 37 and the most on the team ... Hit three triples, tying her for the fourth most in Ole Miss single season history ... Made 87 putouts defensively with 43 assists ... Was 1-2 vs. ULM with a run scored, one RBI and a stolen base ... Hit 1-3 in the series finale at No. 15 Kentucky with one run scored ... Went 2-3 in the series opener at Kentucky with a double ... Hit an RBI triple vs. Villanova ... Hit a two-RBI triple in game two against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, going 2-3 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored ... Hit a two-RBI triple in Ole Miss' first game against Southern Miss.
High School: Four-year starter at Ontario High School ... Voted team MVP ... Earned First Team All-Mount Baldy League as a junior and sophomore ... Named Second Team All-Mount Baldy League as a senior and freshman ... Helped lead the Jaguars to the league championship as a freshman and sophomore ... A First Team All-League selection in volleyball as a junior and senior and a second team selection as a sophomore ... Helped lead her team to back-to-back league championships ... Won the team offense award.
Club: Played for the Corona Angels ... Earned back-to-back fifth-place finishes at the 2010 and 2011 18U ASA Champions Cup ... Advanced to the 2011 ASA 18U Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals ... Finished runner-up at the 2010 16U Premier Girls Fastpitch Nationals ... Earned a ninth-place finish at the 2009 16U ASA Nationals.
Personal: Full name is Melina Nicole Preciado ... Born July 25, 1994 ... Daughter of Noel Preciado and Anna Preciado ... Majoring in exercise science... Her hobbies are going to the beach, swimming, watching movies and shopping.
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