Selected in the 30th round of the 2003 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Appeared in an Arizona freshman record 29 games in 2004 ... Holds the Arizona single season record for saves (11 in 2005) ... Is tied for the career saves record at Arizona (14 in two seasons).
Appeared in a team-high 34 games, the second-most for any Arizona pitcher in a single season in school history ... Went 4-3 with a school record 11 saves ... Finished with a team-low 2.58 ERA and struck out 69 hitters in 66 1/3 innings of work ... NCAA Fullerton Region (June 3-6): Made three appearances in the postseason and tallied two saves in 4 1/3 innings ... Worked out a self-imposed bases loaded jam in the ninth inning of UA’s 6-5 win over Fullerton for his school record 11th save of the year ... Picked up his 10th save of the year in 2 1/3 innings of work against Missouri in the regional opener ... Cal (May 28-29): Made two appearances in the series and worked three innings ... Won his fourth game of the season in the second game of the series after working 1 1/3 innings ... at #22 Stanford (May 20-22): Appeared in all three games in the series and worked a combined four innings. Did not give up run over the weekend and surrendered only one hit. Earned his ninth save of the year in the 11-8 UA victory in the series finale after working a scoreless 1 2/3 innings ... at #24 Arizona State (May 14-16): Tallied his eighth save of the year with three scoreless innings of work in the 18-1 series finale win. Finished with three Ks in the game ... Appeared in the series opener and worked one inning in a 6-2 loss ...
Played for the USA Baseball national team ... Went 1-0 with a team-best five saves in 10 appearances ... Gave up just seven hits and no runs in 12 1/3 innings of work ... Struck out 10 and walked none during the summer.
Season: Finished with a team-best 4.33 ERA (min 25 IP) with a 6-4 record and three saves in 62 1/3 innings pitched ... Appeared in UA freshman record 29 games ... His three saves were tied for second-best on the frosh school record list ... Postseason: Appeared in five postseason games and went 2-0 with two saves in 10 innings pitched ... Struck out five and walked just one while limiting opponents to a .065 batting average (2 for 31) ... College World Series: Picked up his second save in the postseason with 2 2/3 hitless innings of relief in UA’s 7-2 win over Arkansas. Struck out two and walked one ... Worked a scoreless inning of relief in UA’s 8-7 loss to Georgia in the CWS opening game ... Long Beach Super Regional: Played a key roll in Arizona’s best-of-three series win over the 49ers, garnering a win and a save in the series ... Tallied his second career save with a hitless ninth inning in the SR opener after UA had rallied to take a 6-5 lead with four runs in the top of the ninth ... Came back two days later to pick up Arizona’s CWS clinching win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings on Sunday. Entered the contest with the game tied 3-3 with one out and the go-ahead run on third base in the top of the ninth. Got a line drive double play to get out of it and force the game into extra innings. Then worked out of a first and third, no out jam in the top of the 10th to preserve the tie before working a perfect top the 11th for the victory ... South Bend Regional: Worked 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against Kent State to pick up his first postseason victory and his fifth overall win of the year ... Stanford (May 15-17): Struck out a career-high five batters in 4 1/3 innings of relief in a no-decision effort in UA’s 11-9 loss in the series opener ... at
Graduated from Golden High School where he earned four letters in baseball for coach Brad Madden ... Three-time team captain ... Was named all-state in baseball twice ... Also earned three letters football and four in basketball ... Named all-state in football twice and once in basketball ... Member of the honor roll and of the National Honors Society.
Played Connie Mack baseball for Cherry Creek.
Full name: Mark David Melancon ... Born: 3/28/85 in