Junior (2000): Made 18 appearances, nine starts and compiled a 4-5 record... Through 82 2/3 innings of work, Melius posted a 4.03 ERA...Recorded 62 strikeouts... Opponents hit .285 against Melius...One save to his credit...Struck a career high eight batters and walked none against Houston...Recorded three complete games (Cincinnati, UNO, Southeastern Louisiana)...Scattered nine hits through nine innings did not give up an earned run and struck out six, against New Orleans ...Went 6 1/3 scoreless innings, scattered five hits and struck out six against Louisville.
Summer 1999: Played in the Kansas Jayhawk League for the Elkhart Dusters.
Sophomore (1999): In 19 1/3 innings of work, struck out 17, walked four...Had a record of 2-1 on the year...Recorded a season high five strikeouts against New Orleans and Nicholls State...First win of the season recorded at Zephyr Field against LSU...Against LSU, he went five innings of relief, gave up seven hits and four earned runs...Pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts in the win over Nicholls State...Pitched 1 2/3 innings against Auburn in the NCAA Regional.
Freshman (1998): Picked up first save at South Florida, pitching four innings...Earned first career win against Centenary...Did not allow an earned run in first six appearances, totaling 10 innings.
High School: A three-year letterman for David Moreau at Jesuit...Named all-district as a junior and senior...Named All-Orleans as a junior...Helped Jesuit to three playoff appearances and two state runner-up titles...Won the district title in 1995...Pitched in the state quaterfinal and championship game...Named legion all-district and all-legion in 1996 and 1997...Named the legion's most valuable pitcher in 1996...Appeared in three legion playoffs and won three district champioships.
Personal: Born on 6/11/79...Son of David and Selby Melius...Served as a Tulane batboy when he was younger...Majoring in Business.