Karl Mejlholm

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Karl Mejlholm

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Biographical Information[edit]

Karl Mejlholm has pitched in the independent leagues and Europe.

Mejlholm was selected in the 14th round of the 2002 amateur draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers, out of high school. He played for the Canadian Junior National Team that finished fourth in the 2002 World Junior Championships, allowing 7 runs in 4 1/3 innings but getting one save.

He played for Washington State University in 2002-2003 (going 2-3 with a 8.2 ERA the latter year), then played for the College of Southern Idaho in 2004-2005, before playing for Cumberland University in 2005. While at Cumberland, he was the starting pitcher for two seasons.

Moving to Europe, he played for the Rouen Huskies in the 2007 European Cup, going 1-1 with a 0.56 ERA. He tossed a 4-hit, 10-K shutout of the Marlins Puerto Cruz. Against Corendon Kinheim in the finale, he allowed only 2 runs (1 earned) in 7 innings, fanning 7, but lost to Patrick Beljaards. Mejlholm led the tournament in strikeouts. In the 2007 Division Elite, he was 3-2 with a save and a 0.65 ERA in 11 games, allowing 16 hits in 27 2/3 IP.

He returned to Canada in 2008, to play for the Ottawa Rapidz of the Can-Am League, going 1-0 with a 6.39 ERA in seven games, walking 10 in 12 2/3 IP.