The Huskies scored seven runs in the second inning and held off the Jackets behind six-innings of work from freshman LHP Tim Cate
The Huskies improved to 25-22 overall with a 5-0 midweek victory over the Minutemen
The Huskies improved to 24-18 overall with a pair of victories on Saturday at FedExPark
Anthony Kay and Tim Cate combined for 21 strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work in a doubleheader on Saturday
Joe Rivera earned his first career win with a 3.1 inning scoreless effort out of the bullpen
UConn vs Florida NCAA Regional (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Georgia Tech NCAA (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Houston American Championship (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs USF American Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Memphis American Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
2016 season: An American Athletic Conference All-Second Team member… Made 60 starts as the Huskies’ primary first baseman… Drafted in the in the 34th round of the 2016 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays… Hit .313 with 22 multi-hit efforts, including eight games with at least three hits… Led The American with 53 runs scored and ranked fifth with 72 total hits… Checked in at No. 2 in the league with 55 RBIs, including 13 multi-RBI efforts… Earned recognition as an NEIBA All-Region Third Team… Smacked the go-ahead home run in the American Athletic Conference title against Houston on May 29… Launched a solo home run in the Huskies’ setback to No. 1 seed Florida on June 5.
2015 Season: Started all 60 games at first base...hit .315 with 19 doubles, a home run and 40 RBIs...drew 32 walks and scored 31 runs...notched 19 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games...batted .366 with runners in scoring position...turned in a sterling .995 fielding percentage...had an RBI double vs. Siena (Feb. 21)...went 3-for-5 with two RBIs at Furman (March 14)...had four hits and two RBIs against USF (April 3)...went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI in a win at No. 12 UCF (April 10)...went 2-for-3 with a pair driven in vs. East Carolina (April 18)...went 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs vs. Masscahusetts (April 21)...had two doubles and a pair driven in vs. UMass Lowell (April 22)...had three hits and three RBIs at East Carolina (May 1)...followed the next day with four hits against the Pirates...went 4-for-5 with two doubles vs. Cincinnati (May 10)...had two hits and scored twice vs. Tulane at The American Championship (May 22)...added two more knocks, including a late RBI, in the semifinal round vs. East Carolina (May 23).
2014 Season: NEIBA New England Player of the Year and First Team All-New England...ABCA All-Northeast Region First Team...All-Conference First Team...played in all 58 games, starting 57...led The American with a .359 batting average and .475 on-base percentage...also finished among the conference leaders and tops on UConn with 75 hits, 16 doubles and 47 RBIs...drew 31 walks, was hit by 17 pitches and cracked four home runs and a triple...finished the year with a .502 slugging percentage...posted 21 multi-hit games, 11 games of at least three hits and 14 multi-RBI games...batted .407 over the final 45 games of the year, including a 30-game stretch from March 14-April 27 in which he hit .459...went 3-for-4 with two RBIs vs. George Mason (Feb. 22)...went 4-for-5 with two RBIs vs. St. Peter's (March 14)...went 2-for-4 with three runs, a home run and two RBIs at La Salle (March 15)...went 6-for-8 in consecutive midweek games against Harvard (March 18) and Central Connecticut (March 19)...went 4-for-5 with six RBIs and a home run in two games against Rutgers (March 29)...named to The American weekly honor roll on March 24 and March 31...went 7-for-13 with four RBIs in a three-game set at Cincinnati (April 11-13)...went 3-for-4 against Houston (May 10)...was 3-for-5 with two runs vs. UCF (May 16)...hit safely in all three games at The American Championship, including a two-run single vs. Temple (May 24). 2014 Summer: Spent the summer with the Hyannis Harbor Hawks in the Cape Cod Baseball League...played in 30 games for the Harbor Hawks...batted .231 with seven doubles and 20 RBIs, tied for third on the team...also scored eight runs and added three stolen bases.
2013 Season: Named to the All-Regional Team for his performance in the NCAA Blacksburg Regional... Started all 63 games for the Huskies, recording a .283 batting average in 240 at-bats... Recorded 28 RBI and 81 total bases... Walked 25 times and struck out just 31 times... First in the BIG EAST with 600 chances and 558 putouts in the field... held a .988 fielding percentage... Went 4-15 in the BIG EAST Championship, including two hits against Notre Dame (May 26)... Registered seven hits in 14 at-bats in NCAA Regional action, including two RBI and two runs scored.
High School: Played four seasons of varsity baseball for head coach Norm Walsh at Boston College High School, winning three Catholic Conference Championships...served as two-time team captain and earned 2011 and 2012 ESPN All-State First Team honors...was a 2012 Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention...career .405 hitter...three-time Catholic Conference All-Star and two-time batting champion...named to the 2012 Boston Herald Dream Team and twice and All-Scholastic selection.
Personal: Robert Emmett Melley. Born: April 10, 1994. Parents: Bob and Ann Marie Melley. Siblings: Kara, Kristie, Allison, and Ryan.. Majoring in communication.