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19   JD Melton
JD Melton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

High School:
Myrtle Beach

Last College:
Wofford (S.C.)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
RHP/IF

Experience:
2V-Captain

Bats/Throws:
R/R


Career Honors:
• Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American (2006 at Wofford College)
• NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List (2007, 2008, 2009)
• First-Team All-Patriot League (2008 - RP)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2007 - RP)

Career Statistics:

-OVERALL-
Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2006*...  .197   25-14     61    7   12    3    0    1    4    2   22    1-2
2007....  .125    8-4      16    0    2    0    0    0    0    1    3    0-0
2008....  .500    1-1       6    0    3    0    0    0    3    0    1    0-0
2009....  .302   14-14     43   10   13    5    0    0    8    8    9    1-3
TOTAL...  .277   23-19     65   10   18    5    0    0   11    9   13    1-3
All*....  .238   48-33    126   17   30    8    0    1   15   11   35    2-5
-PATRIOT LEAGUE-
Year       Avg   GP-GS     AB    R    H   2B   3B   HR  RBI   BB   SO   SB-ATT
2009....  .261    7-7      23    5    6    2    0    0    4    2    7    0-1
TOTAL...  .261    7-7      23    5    6    2    0    0    4    2    7    0-1

-OVERALL- Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2006*... 4.74 7-4 29 0 0 0/0 7 49.1 49 32 26 31 34 2007.... 2.45 3-2 19 0 0 0/1 9 29.1 24 9 8 9 17 2008.... 1.85 2-1 19 0 0 0/0 7 24.1 24 6 5 9 16 2009.... 4.41 1-1 13 1 0 0/0 1 16.1 26 13 8 4 13 TOTAL... 2.70 6-4 51 1 0 0/1 17 70.0 74 28 21 22 46 All*.... 3.54 13-8 80 1 0 0/1 24 119.1 123 60 47 53 80 -PATRIOT LEAGUE- Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2007.... 3.38 1-1 7 0 0 0/0 4 10.2 8 4 4 0 5 2008.... 1.08 1-0 6 0 0 0/0 2 8.1 5 1 1 1 6 2009.... 9.95 0-0 6 0 0 0/0 1 6.1 14 7 7 1 2 TOTAL... 4.26 2-1 19 0 0 0/0 7 25.1 27 12 12 2 13 *denotes year at Wofford College (S.C.)

Career Highs:
• Runs Scored: 4, vs. Bucknell (4/18/09)
• Hits: 3, two times (MR: vs. New York Tech, 5/2/09)
• RBIs: 3, at Delaware State (4/29/08)
• Stolen Bases: 1, two times (MR: vs. Princeton, 3/21/09)
• Hitting Streak: 5 games* (3/4/06-3/12/06)
• Innings (Start): 2.2, at Maryland Baltimore County (4/7/09)
• Innings (Relief): 5.0*, vs. South Carolina (5/3/06)
• Strikeouts (Start): 2, at Maryland Baltimore County (4/7/09)
• Strikeouts (Relief): 5, two times (MR: at Delaware State, 4/28/09)
*denotes year at Wofford College (S.C.)

In the Navy Record Books:
-CAREER-
• Most Saves: 1st (17)
• Most Appearances: t-7th (51)
-SEASON-
• Most Saves: 2nd (9 in 2007), 3rd (7 in 2008)
• Most Appearances: t-6th (19 in 2008), t-6th (19 in 2007)

2009:
Game-by-Game Statistics

2008 (Pitching):
Game-by-Game Statistics
Came out of the bullpen in 19 games, the third-highest total in the Patriot League ... went 2-1 with seven saves and a 1.85 ERA in 24.1 innings ... led the league in saves ... walked nine and struck out 16 batters ... held the opposition to a .267 (24-for-90) batting average ... in Patriot League action, he recorded a 1-0 mark with two saves and a 1.08 ERA in 8.1 innings ... allowed just five hits and one walk with six strikeouts ... did not allow a run against Army, Bucknell, Holy Cross and Lehigh all season - a total of 5.1 innings ... defied convention with a .167 (4-for-24) batting average against right-handed hitters ... came through in the clutch situation with bases loaded, as opponents just hit .111 (1-for-9) with no walks and two strikeouts ... despite primarily being used as a closer, he did not allow a run in 5.0 innings of work between the seventh and eighth innings ... fired 1.2 hitless, scoreless innings of relief with two punchouts to earn the save against Air Force (2/22) ... delivered 2.2 innings of scoreless work with no walks to earn the win against Maine (3/15) ... picked up a save over his next-four appearances against Belmont Abbey (3/20), Princeton (3/23), Towson (3/26) and Lafayette (3/29) ... came on and got the final out against Lehigh (4/6) to earn his seventh save of the year ... produced 2.1 scoreless innings with no walks to earn the win against Holy Cross (4/26).

2008 (Hitting):
Game-by-Game Statistics
Made a fill-in start at second base against Delaware State ... he went 3-for-6 in that contest with three RBIs.

2007 (Pitching):
Game-by-Game Statistics
Extremely clutch in his first season donning the Navy blue and gold ... solidified the closer role ... pitched in 19 games, 18 of which he finished ... finished the year with a 3-2 record and a 2.45 ERA in 29.1 innings ... earned nine saves in 10 opportunities ... logged more than 1.0 inning to register four of his nine saves ... held opponents to a .238 (24-for-101) batting average ... walked nine and struck out 17 ... allowed only four of 16 inherited runners score ... kept the ball down, as he recorded a 1.56 groundout/flyout ratio ... kept the opposition to a .182 (6-for-33) average with runners in scoring position ... from the ninth inning on, he boasted a miniscule 1.17 ERA in 15.1 innings of work ... in Patriot League play, he was 1-1 with four saves and a 3.38 ERA in seven appearances ... did not issue a walk to league batters in 10.2 innings on the hill ... held the opposition to a .229 (8-for-35) batting average and fanned out five ... recorded his first save at Navy in a 2.0-inning outing against Iona (Feb. 17) ... did not allow a run to cross the plate in 14 of his last-16 appearances ... held the opposition scoreless in eight-straight outings between Feb. 23-March 31, a span of 15.1 innings ... earned a save in four-consecutive trips to the mound between Feb. 23-March 18 ... had a big series against Yale (March 23-25) ... fired three innings of scoreless relief and struck out five to pick up his first win of the year ... he repeated the act in the series finale, he delivered 2.2 innings of scoreless baseball to pick up an 11-inning victory ... came through in a big way during the Holy Cross series one week later (March 31-April 1) ... finished the weekend without allowing a run, hit or walk in four innings to earn a pair of saves ... entered the series opener and got the final out of the game with the tying run on third and game-winning run on first ... a couple hours later, he bounced back to deliver 3.2 innings of hitless, scoreless relief with no walks and two strikeouts to preserve a Navy doubleheader sweep ... earned saves in his next-two times on the mound against league-champion Lafayette (April 9) and Lehigh (April 14) ... captured his third and final win of the year against Bucknell, holding the Bison scoreless in the ninth before Navy won in walk-off fashion in the bottom half of the inning.

2007 (Hitting):
Game-by-Game Statistics
Saw some time in the batter's box early in the year, appearing in eight games with four starts ... he hit .125 (2-for-16) and drew a walk ... he beating out a grounder at first courtesy of an errant throw that allowed the game-winning run to slide into home in the 11th inning against Yale (March 25).

2006 (at Wofford):
Named a 2006 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American relief pitcher at Wofford College ... came out of the bullpen in 29 games to post a 7-4 record with seven saves and a 4.74 ERA ... the freshman had a hand in 14 of Wofford's 20 victories in 2006 ... his seven saves established a freshman record at Wofford ... in 49.1 innings of work, he held the opposition to less than a hit per inning with 34 strikeouts ... his seven saves ranked ninth in the Southern Conference and 23 games finished tied him for fifth in the league ... hurled five innings of one-hit, shutout baseball against South Carolina, ranked 10th in the country at the time, and struck out four as Wofford won, 9-8, in 13 innings ... in that appearance, he retired the last-11 batters he faced after entering the game tied at eight in the ninth inning ... in addition to pitching, he also served as a reserve infielder, batting .197 with three doubles, one home run and four runs batted in ... belted a walk-off home run in the back-end of a doubleheader against Albany to pick up his first-collegiate win on Feb. 25 ... the home run marked his first-career hit.

High School:
Attended Myrtle Beach High School ... earned five letters in baseball and three with football ... named AAA All-State in baseball and played in the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game ... he was selected Region VII AAA Player of the Year and earned First-Team Toast of the Coast honors ... posted a 6-4 record and a 3.50 ERA with 54 strikeouts during his senior year ... batted .389 in his junior year and followed up with a .357 batting average in 2005 ... played for Conway American Legion Post 111 team that advanced to the state championship series in 2004 ... in addition to baseball, he was an All-American quarterback for Myrtle Beach ... named Mr. Football in South Carolina during his senior season, as he threw well over 3,000 yards and 34 touchdowns ... tied state record with eight touchdown passes in a game.

Personal:
Full name is James David Melton III ... son of David and Becky Melton ... born Nov. 20, 1986, in Columbia, S.C. ... his brother, Mitch, is a catcher on the Navy baseball team ... majoring in general engineering.

04/19/14 Lehigh W, 3-2 (9)
04/19/14 Lehigh W, 7-2
04/20/14 Lehigh 12:00 PM
04/20/14 Lehigh 2:30 PM
04/23/14 at Delaware State 3:00 PM