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#4 Alison G. Mercado
Position: Second Base / Shortstop
Bats: R
Throws: R
Year: Senior
Hometown: Perris, Calif.
High School: Rancho Verde
Other College: Arizona Western
Experience: 2 Letters
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Alison Mercado
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 08/20/2010

Career Statistics
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics

Career Notes:
• 2012 NFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team
• 2012 All-Mid-American Conference First Team
• 2012 CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC All-Conference First Team
• MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week (April 4, 2012)
• Finished her career ranked 10th in program history with a .329 career batting average
• Fourth on BSU's single season charts with 12 double plays in 2012

2012 (Sr.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... helped guide the Cardinals to just their third Mid-American Conference regular season title in program history with a 40-15 (17-3 MAC) record ... NFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team ... All-MAC First Team ... CollegeSportsMadness.com MAC All-Conference First Team ... named the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week (April 4) ... played in 47 games, making 38 starts ... started the final 36 games at shortstop ... posted a .381 batting average with 37 hits in 97 at bats ... tallied multiple hits in 10 games, while posting multiple RBI in four ... reached base safely in 11 consecutive games from April 7 (vs. Akron) to April 22 (vs. Central Michigan) ... recorded her first career three-hit game to help BSU secure an eight-inning victory at Northern Illinois (April 1), while also swiping a pair of bases and driving in a pair of runs in the contest ... also recorded three hits in BSU's win over Purdue (April 12) and in the second game victory over Eastern Michigan (April 20) ... recorded her first career home run at Wright State (April 4), and added another in the second game versus Toledo (May 4) ... also drove in three runs in the game versus the Rockets ... went 2-for-2 with two doubles, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in the win over Indiana (April 18) ... stole 10 bases on the year ... posted a .950 fielding percentage with 71 putouts and 101 assists with just nine errors ... helped turn 12 double plays which is the fourth-best single season total in program history.

2011 (Jr.): Earned first letter at Ball State by starting all 58 games at second base ... posted a .284 batting average with 33 hits in 116 at bats ... recorded six multi-base hits, including four doubles and a pair of triples ... drove in 15 RBI, while scoring 20 runs ... recorded two hits in eight games ... had a five-game hitting streak beginning with the second game versus Buffalo (April 23) through the final game at Bowling Green (May 1) ... both of her triples came versus Buffalo in the first game of her hitting streak ... drove in a pair of RBI versus Monmouth (March 8) and against Kent State (April 22) ... scored two runs in a game three times; versus Tennessee State (Feb. 26), in the first game at Toledo (April 29) and in the MAC Tournament game at Western Michigan (May 12) ... stole a career-high two bases in the game versus Monmouth, while going 12-for-13 on the base paths for the season ... turned in a .984 fielding percentage with 110 putouts and 78 assists in 191 chances, while committing just three errors.

ARIZONA WESTERN: Played for two years at shortstop under the direction of head coach Nikki Bethrum ... earned ACCAC Division I Softball All-Conference Second Team, All-Region I Division I Squad and NCJAA Distinguished Academic All-American honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Maria Gonzalez at Rancho Verde ... four year letterwinner ... the shortstop earned Sultana Classic All-Tournament team, RVHS Softball MVP, Inland Valley All-League First-Team and RVHS Female Scholar Athlete of the Year honors during her senior year, in addition to being named team captain ... her junior season, she earned Inland Valley All-League First-Team and FVHS Defensive Player of the Year accolades ... her sophomore year, she earned Arroyo Valley Tournament First-Team and Southwestern All-League First-Team honors, and during her freshman season she earned Valley View All-Tournament First-Team and Southwestern All-League Second-Team accolades ... played for the SoCal Dynasty/SoCal Nationals for three years under the direction of Harold Hicks, Jr. ... also played tennis for three years in the No. 1 singles position ... earned Inland Valley All-League MVP First-Team honors and team captain, as well as Inland Valley Conference Champions 2006-07 ... earned RVHS Scholar Athlete of the Year, Citrus Belt Athlete of the Year, USA Army Reserve Scholar Athlete and earned Principles Award.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Alex and Lamai Mercado ... has two sisters, MaryAnne and SarahMae ... born April 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, Calif. ... intends to major in telecommunications.