Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#11 Mo Mercado
Position: Infield
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
High School: Great Oak H.S.
Experience: 2 Letters

Career Stats | 2015 | 2014

2015: Started all 61 games at second base … A third-team NFCA all-west region selection … Named honorable mention all-Pac-12 … A second team selection to the Pac-12 all-academic team … Had career bests in batting average (.339), hits (63), doubles (9), triples (1), walks (15) and on-base percentage (.394) … Her 63 hits ranked third on the team while her 39 runs scored were fifth … Batted in 31 runs, fifth most on the team … Fourth on the team with nine doubles … Fifth on the team with 92 total bases, helping her to a .495 slugging percentage … Blasted six home runs on the year … Second on the team with 21 multi-hit games, including one of Arizona’s three four-hit outings when she went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Arizona’s 18-10 victory over Washington (4/12) … Had seven multi-RBI games, including a four-RBI affair against Stanford (4/26) … Had two separate season-long hitting streaks of five games, including collecting a base hit in each of Arizona’s first five games of the season … Hit .433 in 104 at-bats at home … Had three games with two doubles (vs. Oklahoma State, 2/6; vs. Colorado State, 2/27; vs. Stanford, 4/25) … Picked up her first career triple vs. Oklahoma State (2/7) … Tucson Regional: Picked up one hit in 12 at-bats … Drove in a run with a groundout vs. Minnesota (5/16) … Baton Rouge Super Regional: Went 0-for-6 at the plate, but was perfect in six defensive opportunities.

2014: A first-team NFCA All-West Region selection … Started all 60 games at second base … Named honorable mention all-conference and Pac-12 all-freshman … Hit .330 with 11 home runs in her rookie campaign … Fourth on the team with 59 hits in 179 at-bats … Had nine hits on the season that either tied the game or gave Arizona the lead … Hit .400 in Pac-12 play to lead Arizona … A very solid defensive second baseman, committed just six errors on the season in 160 chances … Batted in 53 runs, fifth on the team … Her 11 homers ranked fifth on the team … Notched two sac flies, third on the squad … Scored 37 runs on the season … Clouted seven doubles to go along with her 11 home runs, helping her to 99 total bases and a .553 slugging percentage … Got on-base at a .365 clip … Stole two bases in two tries … Had Arizona’s only four-hit game of the season when she went 4-for-4 with four RBI in game two vs. LSU (5/18) … Had six games of three-or-more hits, the second most on the team, part of her 16 multi-hit games … Had 13 multi-RBI games … Hit a go-ahead grand slam and drove in five runs against eventual national runner-up Alabama (2/16) … Drove in five runs in her third ever collegiate game in a 3-for-3, two-double effort vs. Southern Miss (2/9) … Drove in six runs vs. Stanford (4/4) while going 3-for-5 with a homer … Had a season-long hitting streak of six games (2/25-3/4) … Tucson Regional: Went 0-for-her-first-9 in the first three games before going 4-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in the final game of the regional vs. LSU (5/18) … Lafayette Super Regional: Knocked one base hit in seven at-bats, a seventh-inning single in game one (5/23).

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Great Oak High School under coaches David Mercado and Brian Todd … Tabbed as all-state and all-conference as a senior … In her senior year, awarded team passion award, team MVP award, United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award … All-Inland Softball team 2013 … First-team all CIF South Division 1 as a senior … Batted .500 with a .549 OBP and .721 slugging percentage while driving in 23 runs … Four-year scholar athlete … Led team to its first ever league championship her senior year and to a national ranking of 54th … Led club team So. Cal Athletics to five consecutive national championships … Named all-league all four years, including first-team citations in each of her final three seasons.

Personal: Born Alexis Samantha Mercado in August of 1995 to David and Jill Mercado …. Sister, Danica (19), plays softball at Oregon … Uncle Richard Mercado played baseball at Arizona from 2002-2004 … Is undecided in area of study at Arizona … Chose Arizona over Washington, UCLA, Florida, Oregon, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Cal, Michigan, Nebraska and UCSB because “this has always been my dream school since I was a little girl.”    

Career Honors:


All-Pac-12 (Honorable Mention)

NFCA All-West-Region (Third Team)

Pac-12 All-Academic (Second Team)


NFCA All-West Region (First Team)

All-Pac-12 (Honorable Mention)

Pac-12 All-Freshman