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#1 - JEFF MELILLO
C | SR. | 6-2 | 195
NORTH HUNTERDON
ANNANDALE, N.J.

2013: Started 57 games with 54 starts at catcher and three at designated hitter … Second Team All-BIG EAST ... selected a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award … BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Award … Johnny Bench Award watch list … NJCBA First Team All-State … batted either fourth or fifth in all games started … led BIG EAST catchers with 22 runners caught stealing and four picked off … led team with six home runs and eight sacrifice flies, which ranked tied for third-most in the BIG EAST … second on offense with 39 RBIs … knocked in runner from third with less than two outs in 20-of-28 chances … drove in two runs in BIG EAST elimination game versus Louisville (5/23) … homered in the final two games at USF (5/17-18) ... threw out runner at third to end game against Georgetown (5/12), also collecting two hits and two RBIs at the plate ... knocked in three in doubleheader opener versus Georgetown (5/11) ... recorded three hits against Saint Peter’s (5/7) ... knocked in three runs versus Connecticut (5/4) ... went 2-for-3 and walked once against Delaware (5/1) ... two singles versus Oklahoma State (4/26) ... had one RBI against Wagner (4/24) and at Delaware (4/23) ... two hits in series finale at Pittsburgh (4/20) ... picked up two hits at Lafayette (4/16) ... two RBIs at Fordham (4/9) ... hit a two-run home run against Iona (4/3) ... went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs against Columbia (4/2) ... two hits at Rider (3/26) ... finished series at Louisville 3-for-3 with three runs scored (3/23) ... walked three times at VCU (3/20) ... went 3-for-4 with a run at William & Mary (3/8) ... recorded three hits in game two at Georgia Tech (3/2) ... collected four RBIs and two hits in finale at Old Dominion (2/24) ... homered in first game of series at ODU (2/22) to right field ... caught four runners stealing with one pickoff as catcher in Miami series.

2012: Appeared in 51 games with 49 starts … First Team All-BIG EAST catcher … named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List … First Team NJCBA All-State … threw out 19 runners attempting to steal with a .985 fielding percentage … batted .311 with 57 hits and four home runs … knocked in 30 runs … had a team-best 19 game hitting streak … caught both games in the BIG EAST Championships … drew two walks and scored twice against Villanova (5/18) ... had one hit in each game of the Notre Dame (5/11-13) series ... started all three games at catcher against Pittsburgh, picking up one hit in each game ... doubled against Hofstra (5/1) ... homered at Cincinnati (4/28) ... RBI single against Delaware (4/24) ... started six-run rally at UConn with a single up the middle (4/21) ... reached base five times a designated hitter with two hits and two walks in second game of doubleheader (4/20) ... drove in four and hit a tying three-run homer at UConn in the seventh inning in opener (4/20) ... singled twice at Monmouth (4/17) ... picked up six hits in series against West Virginia, including a home run (4/14) ... two hits and two RBIs against St. John’s (4/5) ... reached base all five times at Columbia (4/4), with two hits and three walks ... had two hits, two runs and two RBIs at Georgetown (3/31) ... scored twice at Seton Hall (3/23) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs in win at Stetson (3/18) ... notched an RBI in two different games at FAU (3/10, 3/11) ... singled and picked up an RBI groundout at Georgia Tech (3/3) ... started two games at catcher and one at designated hitter in the ODU series, batting cleanup ... collected four hits and scored three runs against Monarchs (2/24) ... picked up two doubles and three RBIs at Old Dominion (2/25) ... doubled in season opener at Miami (2/17) and hit a solo home run in series finale (2/19).

2011: Appeared in 35 games, starting in 32 for the Scarlet Knights ... served as starting catcher for most of the season ... accumulated 119 at-bats ... recorded 13 runs, 21 hits, 13 RBIs and seven doubles ... had five multiple hit games … caught 14 runners stealing … collected three RBIs on five at-bats against Michigan (3/26) ... scored twice against Princeton (4/5) … went 2-for-4 versus NJIT (3/9), Notre Dame (5/8) and at West Virginia (5/20).

2010: Appeared in 22 games, earning 11 starts at catcher … had a .400 on base percentage … made collegiate debut at Miami (2/19) as a defensive replacement … drew three walks at FIU (3/13) and recorded first hit … went 2-for-2 at Florida Atlantic (3/16).

2009: Did not see any game action.

Prior to Rutgers: Second Team All-Area selection by the Courier News ... also an All-County and All-Conference pick by the Hunterdon Democrat his junior and senior years ... two-year varsity letterwinner, taking over for his older brother Michael (who played at Elon University) behind the plate ... led North Hunterdon to an 18-12 record and the state finals as a senior in 2008 ... hit .440 during his senior season and .322 during an injury-shortened junior year ... was an honorable mention All-Area selection by the Courier News as a junior ... Lions went 17-10 and reached the state sectional semifinals in 2007 ... also competed as a varsity wrestler for the Lions ... born Feb. 16, 1990.

SEASON
AVG
GP-GS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI
BB
SB
2010
.235
22-11
34
7
8
0
0
5
9
0-0
2011
.176
35-32
119
13
21
7
0
13
10
0-0
2012
.311
51-49
183
35
57
10
4
30
30
0-1
2013
.282
57-57
209
38
59
12
6
39
29
3-3
CAREER
.266
165-149
545
93
145
29
10
87
78
3-4

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Hits: 4, Columbia, Apr 02, 2013 ; at OLD DOMINION, Feb 24, 2012
Doubles: 2, at OLD DOMINION, Feb 25, 2012 ; at Georgetown, Mar 31, 2012
Home runs: 2, Columbia, Apr 02, 2013
Total bases: 10, Columbia, Apr 02, 2013
RBI: 5, Columbia, Apr 02, 2013
Runs scored: 3, 4 times
Walks: 3, 4 times
Hit by pitch: 2, Rider, Mar 21, 2012
Struck out: 2, 19 times
Sac flies: 2, Connecticut, May 04, 2013 ; vs Louisville, May 23, 2013
Sac bunts: 1, 8 times
At bats: 6, 4 times
Stolen bases: 1, Seton Hall, Apr 06, 2013 ; at Lafayette, Apr 16, 2013 ; at William & Mary, Mar 08, 2013
Field chances: 15, at Miami Hurricanes, Feb 18, 2012
Putouts: 14, at Miami Hurricanes, Feb 18, 2012
Assists: 4, vs Oklahoma State, Apr 26, 2013 ; at Old Dominion, Mar 19, 2010
Runners CS: 3, CINCINNATI, Apr 15, 2011

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