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Melanie Bensema
Melanie Bensema

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Habra, Calif.

High School:
La Habra

Position:
3B/C

Experience:
HS

B/T:
R/R


05/12/2012

Softball Celebrates Senior Day

MSU ended the 2012 season falling to IU 6-5, 6-5

03/06/2012

Softball Tops UC Riverside in Five Innings

15-6

02/18/2012

Softball Falls to No. 1 UF

L, 11-1

09/17/2012

Michigan State vs. Florida

The Spartans play at Florida during the 2011-2012 season.

Career Stats
2009 Game-by-Game Stats
2010 Game-by-Game Stats


2012: Appeared in 25 games for the Spartans, including four starts...Recorded five hits on the season...Posted two RBIs and one triple against UC Riverside (March 6)...Finished the year with four RBIs.

2011: Started three of the 19 games she appeared in ... Recorded two hits on the season ... Hit her lone homer of the season against Oakland University (April 27) ... Registered one double for the season against Minnesota (May 1) ... Recorded eight RBIs.

2010: Appeared in 23 games, starting 10 ... Recorded a RBI against University of South Florida (Feb. 19) and Miami (Oh.) (March 7) ... Recorded six hits on the season ... Hit her lone homer of the season against University of South Florida (Feb. 19) ... Registered a double against Cal State-Northridge (Feb. 28) and Michigan (May 9) ... Finished fifth on the team in slugging percentage (.344) ... Finished eighth on the team in batting average.

2009: Started 36 of the 41 games she appeared at third base ... Registered a .235 batting average with 23 hits, six doubles and two home runs ... Compiled a .378 slugging percentage and .303 on-base percentage ... Notched a season-high two RBIs against Florida Gulf Coast (2/22) ... Registered a season-high two putouts against Northern Illinois (2/28) ... Posted her first career home run against No. 15 North Carolina (3/7) ... Hit a solo home run at NC State (3/10) ... Had a season-high four game hitting streak that began on April 18 vs. Iowa ... Notched her first career triple against Oakland, going 2-for-3 at the plate and adding a double (2/23) ... Recorded a season-high four at-bats on six occasions.

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at La Habra ... Team captain her junior and senior seasons ... Started every game her freshman year ... Named offensive player of the year her sophomore and senior seasons ... Co-offensive player of the year her junior season ... Earned MVP honors her senior year and was selected to play in the Whitter All-Star game ... Graduated with honors.

Club Softball: A member of CASE Batbusters from 2007-08 ... Played for the So Cal Xplosion in 2006-07.

Personal: Daughter of David and Carolyne Bensema ... a criminal justice major.

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