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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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Here are more of Coach Freeze's interviews in Bristol. Scroll down to the earlier post to hear him on Ivan Maisel's podcast. Watch: Freeze on CFB Live Watch: Freeze on the Paul Finebaum Show Listen: Freeze on the Freddie Coleman... read more
All 14 Southeastern Conference football coaches will travel to ESPN's annual mid-summer football coaches "car wash" - in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day - at ESPN's Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday and Tuesday. Ole... read more
Ole Miss took its turn at the annual SEC Media Days on Thursday. Joining head coach Hugh Freeze was senior quarterback Bo Wallace, junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and senior safety Cody Prewitt. Here are a few related SEC Media... read more
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Before taking his turn at the podium in the main room at SEC Media Days on Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze met with members of the Ole Miss local media and addressed a wide variety of topics. Here are some... read more
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Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day Two of SEC Media Days, which featured South Carolina, Mississippi State, Texas A&M... read more
NFL.com CFB 24/7 has counted down the 14 college football players to watch -- and some other college football topics -- in varying categories in 2014. Below are the highlights for Ole Miss and the link to the complete 14... read more
Ole Miss will take its turn at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Here are a few links to stories of interest for Ole Miss fans from Day 1 of SEC Media Days, which featured SEC commissioner Mike Slive, Auburn, Florida... read more
Former Ole Miss player Zack Cozart, now a member of the Cincinnati Reds, was named the best defensive shortstop in baseball for the first half of the 2014 season. ESPN Insider Scott Spratt selected one player from either league at... read more
The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Bound from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 1: Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 2: Super Regionals from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo. Chapter 3: CWS Games 1 & 2... read more
Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in SEC Football Media Days, July 14-17, at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.Ole Miss will take its... read more