HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner under Coach Joe Devries at Jenison High School . . . during his senior campaign he posted a 6-1 record that included an ERA of 2.28 and 73 strikeouts, leading the Jenison team to a 25-8 season . . . was selected to the all-conference, all-district, and all-region teams for his performance during his senior year . . . rated the No. 32 player in the state of Michigan by MichiganBaseballProspects.org . . . played summer baseball with the West Michigan Elite for the past four years . . . also lettered two times in basketball and was named a captain for his senior year.
PERSONAL: Son of Doug and Kim Mekkes . . . born Nov. 6, 1994 . . . plans to major in kinesiology . . . chose Michigan State over several schools, including Central Michigan, Toledo and Oakland.
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