2009: Played well in limited action, again appearing primarily in relief as a defensive replacement … Appeared in five games … In those games, went 3-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBI … Had no errors for the second consecutive season.
2008: Was used primarily as a defensive replacement … Appeared in 11 games, with seven starts, and picked up one hit, which was a triple … Also picked up three RBI’s and two walks … Recorded 37 put outs and two assists in the field without making an error.
2007: Played in four games, starting three, including two at catcher … Picked up first career hit, a double, at Holy Cross (4/26).
Before Brown: Graduate of Fallbrook High School … First Team All-Avocado League as a senior. Was also First Team All-North County … Hit .350 with eight doubles, one triple, five home runs and 35 RBI as a senior … Team captain senior season … Part of three Avocado League Championship teams … Academic Team member.
Personal: Joseph Michael Mellano is the son of Michael and Valerie Mellano of Bonsall, California … Siblings include Chris, Kathleen, and Suzanne … Concentrating in Commerce, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship.