Flames head into tournament as No. 6 seed and face No. 3 Crusaders on Wednesday
UIC takes game one of doubleheader to secure series and No. 6 seed in HL Tournament
Flames come up short in final home game
Nine Flames record hits against Phoenix
Flames hold 3-1 advantage in all-time series against Jaguars
AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2014): Made five appearances and received her first collegiate start against Detroit (04/19) ... in her first appearance against the Titans (04/18), pitched 2.1 innings, allowed just one hit, struck out one and picked up her first career win ... had her best outing of the season at Oakland (05/04), where she pitched 4.1 innings with three strikeouts and two runs allowed
PREP AND PERSONAL: Three-time letterwinner in softball (pitcher) at Marengo Community (Ill.) ... assisted her team to regional championships during her freshman and sophomore seasons ... served as team captain as a freshman and sophomore ... notched MVP, all-conference and all- area honors during her freshman and sophomore seasons ... member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, student council, Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Center, Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Committee ... achieved high honor roll and honor roll ... born Oct. 14, 1993, in Woodstock, Ill. ... daughter of Jim and Lisa Melson ... has one brother, Ryan, who plays baseball at Grinnell College ... greatest athletic thrill to date is representing the United States for the International Cup Series of Fast Pitch Softball in 2009 ... currently enrolled as a Movement Sciences major.