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Melissa Dykema
Melissa Dykema

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellflower, CA

High School:
Valley Christian HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
RHP

Experience:
3V

Bats/Throws:
R/R



04/06/2010

SB vs. UNLV, March 26, 2010

SB vs. UNLV, March 26, 2010 Photos by Scott Cunningham

Briefly...
Melissa Dykema begins her senior season with the Lions... one of the most dominant pitchers in the PCSC...

At LMU...
2009

PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll... PCSC Pitcher of the Week (April 6-12)... appeared in 38 games, 30 of them as the starting pitcher... posted a 3.38 earned run average on her way to an 11-14 record... had 12 complete games ... pitched 170 innings, striking out 72 batters... also made eight appearances in relief, earning two saves... threw a five-inning one-hitter in victory over Santa Clara (April 11, 2009)... tossed a two-hitter in 1-0 win over Saint Mary's (April 4, 2009)....

2008...
PCSC Honorable Mention All Conference... PCSC Pitcher of the Week Feb. 11 and Apr. 29... 2.34 ERA in 2008...15-7 record...143.2 IP... hitters against avg. 227... 25 appearances with 22 games saved... 16 complete games...went 3-1 in team's first weekend of play... set single game record of 16 strikeouts against Rhode Island... teamed up with Tiffany Pagano, they were the best pitching duo in PCSC, leading the conference in ERA, shutouts, and complete games...

2007...
named PCSC Co-Freshman of the Year and to the All-Conference First Team... went 26-7 with a 2.29 ERA in 40 appearances... made 30 starts, throwing 27 complete games and three shutouts in 226 innings... struck out 201 batters, the third-most in a single season in LMU history... was 8-2 with 10 complete games and a 1.61 ERA in conference play... went 8-0 in her final nine starts of the season... had 14 outings with seven or more strikeouts and three with 10 or more... allowed four or fewer hits in 19 appearances... had a career-high 12 strikeouts in eight innings in a win over UC Riverside... also struck out 12 in a complete-game two-hitter at Santa Clara... had 10 strikeouts in complete-game three-hit shutout vs. Miami (OH)... tossed a six-inning one-hitter in shutout win over Saint Mary's... picked up a save against Canisius... threw six innings of no-hit relief for win against Maryland...

High School...
a 2006 graduate of Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, CA... a four-year letterwinner for coach Don Harper... a four-time All-CIF and All-Olympic League selection... named to the Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Team four times... as a senior, had a 0.24 ERA with 217 strikeouts in 169 innings... finished with an 18-5 record... also hit .271... as a junior, she allowed just three earned runs in 117.0 innings of work, recording 17 straight victories and finishing her season with a 17-1 record... had double digit strikeouts in 12 games, including a season-high 19 in a 1-0 win over Alhambra and finished the year with 201 strikeouts... also played basketball for two seasons...

Personal...
Melissa Mae Dykema was born on April 21, 1988 in Long Beach, CA... daughter of Nancy and Craig Dykema... has one brother, Michael... was a scholar athlete and a National Society member.

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