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27  Melisa Ryba
Melisa Ryba


Littleton, Colo.

High School:
Highlands Ranch

Last College:
Northern Colorado






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Returned from sitting out a year to play in 30 games while making eight starts ... became one of Tech's primary pinch hitters ... hit .260 on the year with three home runs and 10 RBI ... also had three doubles and eight runs scored ... started off the year as a regular in the outfield, mainly left field ... connected on a home run in her first-ever at-bat as a Red Raider with a solo shot against San Diego State ... finished 2-for-3 at the plate against the Aztecs with two RBI ... performance marked the first of four multiple-hit games on the year ... also had two more multiple-hit games in the Kajikawa Classic against Northwestern and Cal Poly ... suffered an injury at the Texas Shootout in Waco causing her to miss a few weeks ... returned at the Seton Hall Classic where she belted a three-run homer in her first plate appearance back against Monmouth ... had a two-run double the next day in the first game of a doubleheader against Manhattan ... followed that up with a 2-for-2 performance later in the second game ... final home run of the year came March 27 in a solo shot against Midwestern State ... was one of a school record six home runs for Tech against the Mustangs ... IN BIG 12 PLAY ... did not record a hit once conference started as she appeared mainly as a pinch hitter ... saw action in 11 league games and played in the outfield for two of them ... finished with 12 at-bats ... also drew two walks and was plunked by a pitch once ... AT NCAA WASHINGTON REGIONAL ... had two plate appearances on the second day of the regional ... went 0-for-2 in the two at-bats which were both in pinch hit situations.

Redshirt season.

At-bats - 4, vs. Northwestern, Feb. 10, 2012
Runs - 2, vs. Monmouth, March 16, 2012
Hits - 2, four times, last vs. Manhattan, March 17, 2012
RBI - 3, vs. Monmouth, March 16, 2012
Doubles - 1, three times, last vs. Seton Hall, March 18, 2012
Triples - None
Home Runs - 1, three times, last vs. Midwestern State, March 27, 2012
Walks - 1, four times, last vs. Baylor, April 22, 2012
Strikeouts - 3, vs. Tennnessee, Feb. 10, 2012
Stolen Bases - 1, vs. UTEP, Feb. 25, 2012
Hitting Streak - 4 Games (March 17-27, 2012)

Spent two seasons with the Bears ... a second team Pacific Coast Softball Conference All-Mountain selection ... named the conference's Pitcher of the Week once during sophomore season ... named the All-Independent Co-Freshman of the Year as a freshman ... finished her sophomore season hitting .323 with a team-leading seven home runs and 32 RBI ... finished 7-5 on the mound that year with a 4.78 ERA in 17 appearances.

A four-year letterwinner for Highlands Ranch High School in Colorado ... team advanced to the state playoffs all four years ... was an All-Colorado selection each year ... named the 2007 5A Player of the Year ... 2008 Sportswomen of Colorado recipient ... also participated in basketball ... squad won three state titles ... chosen to the All-Colorado second team once.

Born March 22, 1990 to parents Kelly and Tracy Ryba ... has an older sister, Alison ... enjoys horseback riding ... majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology.

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