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  Melissa Bonner

Melissa  Bonner

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Kings Mills, Ohio

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Doubleheader vs. Bowling Green

Doubleheader vs. Bowling Green


Softball Home Opener vs. Dayton

Softball Home Opener vs. Dayton


MAC Opener at Ball State

MAC Opener at Ball State


Wright State Doubleheader

Wright State Doubleheader


Fall Softball Exhibition at the OCCC

Softball Fall Exhibition

Melissa Bonner Photo Gallery

2011: Capital One Second Team Academic All-American, Capital One First Team Academic All-District, Second Team All-MAC, Academic All-MAC ... Finished her senior season for Ohio in a versatile pitcher/outfield role ... Saw action in 40 games overall, taking to the circle 12 times ... Made 131 plate appearances, finishing with 30 runs, 44 hits, 27 RBIs, seven doubles, two triples, and a team second-best six homeruns on the year ... Hit two homeruns with four RBIs against Ball State (4/1) ... Went 3-for-4 with two homeruns and four RBI in a win against Kent State (4/30) ... Finished second on the team in stolen bases with 12 on 14 attempts ... Ended the season with a .379 on base pct. and a .557 slugging pct. ... Pitched 82.2 innings on the year, finishing with 33 strike outs, an ERA of 4.91, and a 4-5 record overall ... Recorded three one-hit games against Louisville (3/19), Ball State (4/1), and Western Michigan (4/17).

2010: Versatile player saw action in every game of her junior season, serving in both the pitching rotation as well as the outfield ... Finished the season with a 10-8 record overall, (9-1 in MAC conference play), and finished with an ERA of 2.93 overall, (1.77 in the MAC) ... Named First Team All Mid-American Conference as well as Academic All Mid-American Conference... She was named MAC East Pitcher of the week for April 27, making it her third Pitcher of the week honor ... Led her team in wins with 10 overall and a won-loss percentage of .556 ... Recorded 98 strikeouts on the season, including a season-high of 11 against Eastern Michigan (4/16) ... Also recorded five 1-hit games and seven shutouts on the season ... Compiled a fielding percentage of .875 on the season ... Ranked third on her team in overall batting average with a .294 (.324 in the MAC) as well as second in runs scored with 22 ... Finished third on her team in hits with 37... Tallied an on base percentage of .362 and one home on the season ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple against Toledo (4/30) ... Also went 3-for-4 and batted in five RBI against Bowling Green (5/1) on the way to a 10-9 Ohio victory... Recorded 10 multi-hit games including a total of six doubles and two triples.

2009: Dual-threat player saw extensive action both in the outfield and in the pitching circle during her sophomore season ... Named First Team All-Mid American Conference ... Ranked third in the MAC in hitting with a team-high .372 mark ... Led the `Cats in hits and tied for fourth in the conference with 55 ... Tallied 12 doubles on the year, tying her for third in the league ... Led team with 30 RBIs and 77 total bases ... Led team with 14 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games ... Finished with an 8-11 mark with seven complete games and a shutout in 125 innings pitched ... Named MAC East Pitcher of the week for April 7, after finishing the week 3-0 with a save and a 1.22 ERA ... Compiled a fielding percentage of .975 on the season ... Went 3-for-4 with a double against Charleston Southern (2/13) ... Recorded three hits and an RBI while tossing 6.2 innings with six strikeouts against Bucknell (2/14) ... Went 3-for-4 with four RBIs while giving up just three hits in a complete-game shutout against Rider (2/27) ... Tallied a pair of doubles and two RBIs against Wright State (3/25) ... Also tallied a pair of doubles and two RBIs in first game of a double header at Northern Illinois (3/28) ... Homered and drove in two runs while going a combined 5-for-8 in a doubleheader at Dayton (4/1) ... Drove in two runs at the plate to help lead Ohio to a doubleheader sweep of Eastern Michigan (4/3) ... Struck out four in three innings of relief to pick up her first save of the season against Central Michigan (4/4) ... Homered and drove in three runs against Buffalo (4/12) ... Went a combined 6-for-9 with two doubles, two RBIs and four runs while also pitching a complete game in a doubleheader at Toledo (4/17) ... Struck out four while picking up three hits and an RBI in a doubleheader against Miami (4/24) ... Went 2-for-3 and allowed just one hit in 4.2 innings pitched against Ball State (4/26) ... Tallied two hits against Akron (5/3).

2008: Led the Bobcats with a .359 batting average, .479 slugging percentage, 29 RBI and 11 doubles ... Had eight multiple RBI games, including a career-high five RBI against Wright State ... Started in all the 40 games she played in ... Hit her first career home run against Wright State ... Was walked 13 times ... Scored 15 runs and tallied 42 hits ... Named to the MAC All-Freshman Team ... Named to the MAC All-Tournament Team after batting .400 in Ohio's run to the championship game ... Went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI against Georgetown ... Went 3-for-4 against Virginia with three RBI ... Pitched three innings in the circle and struck out two batters.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2007 Team MVP ... Four-time first-team all-conference player ... 2005 Pitcher of the Year .... Fort Ancient Valley Conference 2007 Player of the Year ... Two-time all-city player ... Two-time second-team all-state ... Helped her team to the District Finals in 2004 and 2005 ... Four-year letter winner in softball.

PERSONAL: Early childhood education major ... Daughter of Kurt and Mary Ellen Bonner ... Has one brother, Bryan ... Born September 6, 1989