UNM is ranked No. 24 by Baseball America thanks to a seven-game win streak and six straight MW series wins
The 15-11 win gave the Lobos their second straight sweep in the Mountain West as they maintained their three-game lead in the conference
The Lobos' sixth straight win gives them a three-game lead in the Mountain West
UNM's victory over Nevada keeps the Lobos in sole possession of first in the Mountain West
UNM currently holds a one-game lead in the conference race over San Diego St. with 15 MW games remaining
JUNIOR (2012): Appeared in 59 games, including 58 starts ... hit .347 (82-236) with 64 runs, 44 RBIs, 13 doubles, nine triples, three home runs, and 23 stolen bases ... he led the team in triples and stolen bases, was second in runs, third in total bases, fourth in RBIs, tied for fourth in doubles, and was fifth in hits ... reached base in his first seven career plate appearances ... was caught stealing only once all season (Feb. 24) and stole 21 straight bases without being caught the rest of the way ... committed only one error in center field all season to post a .992 fielding percentage ... recorded two four-hit games, both against Air Force (Apr. 6 and May 17) ... had 18 multi-hit games overall, tied for fourth on the team ... named Mountain West Player of the Week for games played Feb. 20-26 ... hit .533 (8-15) with six runs, two RBIs and three steals that week ... named MVP of the Mountain West Tournament ... he hit .615 (8-13) with seven runs, four RBIs, two doubles, a triple, and a steal in the tournament.
Personal: Born May 25, 1991 ... parents are Gary and Laura Melendez ... has one older brother, Gabriel, 23, and two older sisters, Vivian, 26, and Antoinette, 28 ... attended Busha High in Chandler, Ariz., where he was an Arizona Academic Scholar ... most recently played at Gateway Community College for two years ... named first team all-conference in both 2010 and 2011 ... was first team All-American and NJCAA Region 1 Division II MVP in 2011 ... also named a 2011 Academic All-American ... enjoys playing ping pong ...majoring in university studies.