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  Melisa Koutz
Melisa Koutz

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valencia, Calif.

High School:
Saugus

Height:
5-10

Position:
INF

B/T:
R/R

As a Senior in 2011: Appeared in 46 games, making 30 starts ... played primarily at first base, but also saw time as a pinch hitter ... hit .233 with 20 hits, including four doubles, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored ... second on the team with 176 putouts ... drew 17 walks and held a .365 on-base percentage ... registered a season-high four-game hitting streak from Feb. 12-18 ... hit a two-run single and scored a run in a win over Portland State (2/12) ... tallied an RBI double against Nevada (2/13) ... finished with two hits, including a double, and an RBI in the win over then-No. 3 Tennessee ... hit a two-run single and scored two runs in a win over Colorado State (2/26) ... hit a two-run double in the win over UC Santa Barbara (3/5) ... tallied a hit and scored a run in the win over San Jose State (4/12) ... went 2-3 with two RBI versus Oregon State (4/15) ... recorded two hits, an RBI and a run scored at UC Davis (4/26) ... drew two walks and scored a run in the win over Washington (5/1) ... registered her sixth sacrifice bunt of the year in the win at Oregon (5/6) ... singled in the team's win at No. 1 Arizona State (5/13) ... tallied an RBI single in the NCAA tournament win over Fresno State (5/21) ... hit .375 with three hits and two runs scored in three Super Regional games at Alabama ... earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011 Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Junior in 2010: Saw action in 53 games, starting 50 at first base or designated player ... recorded a .207 batting average with 24 hits, 13 runs and nine RBI ... posted three multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games ... ended the year on a season-best four game hitting streak ... ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with seven sacrifice bunts on the year ... was 1-1 with an RBI and two runs scored in the team's home opening-win over Illinois (2/19) ... went 3-3 with a solo home run and an RBI single against UNLV (2/28) at the Cathedral City Classic ... registered a two-run double against Cal State Bakersfield (3/26) ... went 3-5 in the postseason, including a double and three runs scored.

2010 Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Sophomore in 2009: Started all but one game, primarily at first base but also as a designated player ... posted a .252 batting average with 41 hits, 15 runs and 24 RBI ... ranked third on the team with a career-best 12 doubles on the year ... registered 10 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBI and two doubles against Wagner at the Kajikawa Classic (2/8) ... doubled and scored the game-winning run in a 2-0 win over Notre Dame (2/20) ... started a come-from-behind rally with a seventh-inning single in Stanford's 3-2 win over Cal Poly (2/28) ... was 2-for-3 in wins over Sacramento State (2/20), Cal State Fullerton (3/1) and Vermont (3/8) in preseason play ... hit in six consecutive games between Feb. 27 and March 6 ... went 2-for-4 with a season-high three RBI against Penn State (3/6), hitting her sixth double of the year in the run-rule win ... was 2-for-4 with two RBI in Stanford's first win at Oregon (4/4) ... recorded four hits in two games at Cal (4/10-11) ... belted her second career home run to break up a scoreless game against Oregon State (4/26) and later added a sacrifice fly to finish with two of Stanford's four RBI ... was 2-for-4 with a double in Stanford's first postseason win of the year against Portland State (5/15) ... was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Stanford's regional championship game win over Cal Poly (5/17) ... finished the NCAA Regional weekend with a .500 batting average (4-for-8) and a .636 on-base percentage.

2009 Game-By-Game Statistics

As a Freshman in 2008: A Pac-10 All-Freshman Team selection ... started 60 games for the Cardinal during her rookie season, primarily as a first baseman but also as a designated player ... appeared in 62 of 64 games ... owned a .224 batting average with 38 hits, eight doubles and 34 RBI ... carried the top fielding percentage on the team with just one error committed in 318 chances (.997) ... fielding percentage also ranked among the top three in the Pac-10 (highest of any infielder) and the top four in school history ... recorded eight multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... went 2-for-3 in her first career start against Long Beach State (2/9), and stole her first career base to allow the game-winning run to score ... doubled against the 49ers the following day to put what proved to be the game-winning runner aboard in the bottom of the seventh (2/10) ... went 2-for-2 with a double and a career-high four RBI against Wichita State at the Stanford Invitational (2/15) ... followed with four more RBI the following day against Pacific (2/16), registering a career-best three hits and scoring a career-high three times ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI in a win over UNLV (2/23) ... notched her third four-RBI game of the year with two hits against Louisville (2/29) ... also registered multiple hits against North Dakota State (3/7) ... scored what proved to be the game-winning run in a 3-1 victory over Texas Tech (3/8) ... cracked the game-winning hit at Washington (4/6), belting a two-RBI double in the fourth inning for her first of three game-winning hits in Pac-10 play ... matched her career high with three hits in the team's run-rule win over Oregon State (4/11) ... nabbed the game-winning RBI in a 1-0 win over Oregon (4/12) with a clutch single up the middle ... scored the run to tie the game in the sixth and send it to extra innings in a win over Cal (4/18) ... ripped her first career homerun in the top of the tenth inning to lift the Cardinal to a 2-1 upset of eventual national champion Arizona State (5/8) ... hit in six consecutive Pac-10 games between Apr. 6 and Apr. 18 ... recorded an RBI single in the team's NCAA Regional win over Lehigh (5/16) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the season finale at the College Station Super Regional.

2008 Game-By-Game Statistics

High School: A 2007 graduate of Saugus High School in Saugus, Calif. ... a four-year letterwinner ... captained the team as a senior ... a four-time All-SCV First Team selection ... a three-time Best Defensive Player ... a four-time All-Foothill League pick, including a first-team selection in 2007.

Club: Played for the So Cal Choppers ... helped team to a third place finish at the 2007 ASA National Championship.

Personal: Daughter of Bob and Caroline Koutz ... has an older sister named Brittney ... major is psychology ... hobbies include sports, going to the beach, snowboarding, shopping, poker, bowling and movies ... full name is Melisa Jade Koutz.

Koutz' Career Batting Stats

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2008 .224 62/60 170 17 38 8/0/1 34 21/35 1/1
2009 .252 59/58 163 15 41 12/0/1 24 19/31 1/2
2010 .207 53/50 116 13 24 5/0/1 9 14/17 1/2
2011 .233 46/30 86 13 20 4/0/0 12 17/17 0/0
Totals .229 220/198 535 58
123 29/0/3 79 71/100 3/5
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