SCOREBOARD
RESULTS
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
BASEBALL
PCAC
at Palomar College Ballpark
Palomar 14, Imperial Valley 2

SOFTBALL
PCAC
at Palomar College Field
Palomar 13, Mt. San Jacinto 2

WOMEN'S SWIMMING
PCAC
at Wallace Memorial Pool
SD Mesa 165, Palomar 118
SD Mesa 210.5, Palomar 72.5

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
PCAC
Grossmont def. Palomar 25-22, 25-15, 25-16

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
PCAC
at Frazee Beach
Carlsbad
Grossmont 4, Palomar 1
San Diego Mesa 3, Palomar 2

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
39th Aztec Invitational
at Aztec Sports Deck
San Diego State University
First event, 9 a.m.

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MARCH 28
SOFTBALL
NON-CONFERENCE
at Orange Coast College Field
vs. Orange Coast, noon

MEN'S TENNIS
PCAC
at Palomar Collge courts

vs. San Diego City College, 2 p.m.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
at San Diego Mesa College courts

vs. San Diego Mesa, 2 p.m.

BRIEFLY

COMETS WIN A 5-WAY PCAC GOLF MATCH AT GARY PLAYER SIGNATURE COURSE

RANCHO MIRAGE  (3-23-2017) -- Jaime Sanz and Brad Cain shot 75s on Wednesday as Palomar won a five-way Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's golf tournament at the Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills GC.

The Comets went 4-0 against the other conference teams with a 379 score, followed by COD at 381, Mt. San Jacinto at 382, Cuyamaca at 389 and El Camino College at 391.

Tyler Cress and Patrick Gorman shot 76s for Palomar. Mitch Cannon carded a 77 and Ben Smith had a 90 for the throw-out score.

PC'S LOPEZ IS HONORED AS PCAC WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

SAN DIEGO  (3-20-2017) -- Palomar utility player / right-handed pitcher Moriah "Mo" Lopez has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for all sports.

Lopez, a sohomore from San Jacinto Valley Academy in San Jacinto, had another big week for the defending champion and first-place Comets.

Along the way, Lopez solidified her batting stats (.515 average with 9 doubles, a triple, 5 home runs and a .909 sluggng percentage) and her pitching record (3-0).

She singled to drive in a run and pitched the final 3 innings to record the win in a 13-4, 6-inning mercy-rule victory over Grossmont.

Lopez came back with a key double to help the Comets hold off Imperial Valley's bewst team in history 3-1.

And she was 2-for-4, doubled and drove in 2 runs in a 6-5 non-conference loss to an El Camino College team that is 20-5 on the season.

Lopez is batting .556 in conference, where she also owns an ERA of 0.64.

MEN'S TEAM TOPS IVC 9-0 AS PALOMAR SPLITS IN PCAC TENNIS

IMPERIAL / SAN MARCOS  (3-21-2017) -- Palomar's men's tennis team blanked Imperial Valley 9-0 on the road on Tuesday to run its record to 11-5 on the season and 8-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Peter Trhac won again in No. 1 singles, sweeping 6-0, 6-0, and in No. 1 doubles, where he teamed with Kyle Lee to win 8-1.

Palomar's other winners were Le (6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 singles), Dean Vo (6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles), Eric Kuhlmann (6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles), Dorian Blanchard (6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles), Ricardo Campos (6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles), Vo-Blanchard (8-3 at No. 2 doubles) and Kuhlmann-Campos (8-0) at No. 3 doubles).

In women's tennis, Palomar lost to visiting Rio Hondo 6-3 in a non-conference match.

The Comets won at No. 1 singles (Veronika Kremennaya over Nicole Robbins 6-4, 6-0) and No. 2 singles (Chihiro Nishijima over Jess Diaz 6-3, 6-3). Summer Aguirre pulled out a close win over Ruth Arciniega at No. 3 singles. Aguirre won the first set 6-4 then lost the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6. The Match was decided when Aguirre won the super tiebreaker 10-4. 


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SOFTBALL: Palomar 13, Mt. San Jac 2

Comets stay unbeaten in PCAC on 1-hitter

SAN MARCOS (3-24-2017) -- Crystal DesLauriers (left) and Trinity Fa'asua combined on a 5-inning, mercy-rule 1-hitter on Friday and Palomar remained unbeaten in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference softball by beating visiting Mt. San Jacinto 13-2.

DesLauriers (left) threw no-hit ball over the first 4 innings, allowing a lone unearned run while striking out 7 and walking 2. Fa'asua came on to pitch the fifth inning.

Tiare Paopao went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Comets (14-6, 7-0 in conference) knocked out 16 hits against 2 Mt. San Jac pitchers. Bailey Romano (2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs), Taylour Fa'asua (2-for-2, double, 2 RBIs), Samantha Smith (2-for-3, 3 RBIs) and Brooke Hanavan (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) also had multiple hits for Palomar.

Mo Lopez doubled, Madisyn Turman singled and drove in 2 runs, Brie Dunckel had a single and an RBI, and Lexi Williams and Sara Rodriguez each added a single.

 

BASEBALL: Comets 14, IVC 2

Palomar's Conor McKenna beats the throw to the plate after an errant pickoff throw in the third inning in Friday's 14-2 victory over visiting Imperial Valley. McKenna went 2-for-3, tripled, doubled, drove in 4 runs and scored 3 runs. -- Photo by Philip Farry

5 PC pitchers combine on 1-hitter in another win

SAN MARCOS (3-24-2017) -- Kevin Palm, Jonathan Vizcaino, Steve Rausa, George Chapman and Marc Sauceda combined to pitch a 1-hitter on Friday as Palomar swept its 3-game series with Imperial Valley with a 14-2 victory.

With their sixth straight win, the Comets go to 19-6 and 11-1 to lead the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference going into their conference bye week. Palomar will play a non-conference game at Los Angeles Valley next Friday before returning to PCAC action a week from Tuesday vs. San Diego Mesa at home.

Palm threw the first 4 innings, retiring the last 10 batters he faced, with Vizcaino recording the pitching win by pitching the fifth and sixth. Rausa, Chapman and Sauceda finished up with an inning apiece,

Joey Cooper went 4-for-4 as the state No. 9-ranked Comets banged out 17 hits. Grant Buck (3-for-3 with a solo home run) and Conor McKenna (2-for-2 with a triple, double and 4 RBIs) both remained red hot for coach Buck Taylor's club.

Jared Montoya was 2-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs. Jordan Gardner had a double and an RBI. Juwan Maxwell and Marco Young each added a double. Gabe Willes and Austen Salcedo had the Comets' other hits.

At the midway point in Palomar's conference schedule, Cooper leads the club with a .408 average, with McKenna at an even .400.

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SWIMMING: Comets vs. Olympians

Jacob triple winner but Mesa women, men win

SAN MARCOS (3-24-2017) -- Michelle Jacob (left) swam to three individual victories for Palomar on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool, but San Diego Mesa's women's team defeated the Comets 165-118. The Olympians also won the men's meet 210.5 to 72.5.

Jacob won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.05, the 200 breaststroke in 2:35.95 and the 200 individual medley in 2:16.26.

The Palomar women also had two double winners, Emma Thomas (1:03.77 in the 100 backstroke and 2:23.10 in the 200 backstroke) and Jordann Heimback (2:13.74 in the 200 butterfly, 1:01.63 in the 100 butterfly)

Connor Baines was a double winner for the Comets in the men's meet. He swam to victories in the 100 backstroke (57.55) and 50 freestyle (22.59). Zach Wagonis took home a first for Palomar with a 2:29.14 in the 100 breaststroke.

The Palomar women are 2-1 in conference dual meets, while the men's team dropped to 1-2.



BASEBALL ALUMNI: Major Leagues

LIST OF EX-COMETS IN THE SHOW COULD GROW SOON AS ANOTHER PALOMAR ALUM CLIMBS HILL TOWARD REGULAR-SEASON ROSTER
   

TOP PHOTO: Former Comet Tim Hill walks off the mound after finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers for his first spring training save Friday on St. Patrick's Day. -- Photo Courtesy of Major League Baseball. ROW 2, LEFT TO RIGHT: Nick Vincent (Seattle Mariners) -- Internet Photo; Tyler Saladino (Chicago White Sox) -- Photo by Hugh Cox; James Hoyt (Houston Astros) -- Internet Photo

Hill looking to join Vincent, Saladino, Hoyt in show

SAN MARCOS (3-20-2017) -- Left-handed pitcher Tim Hill is bidding to join Palomar baseball alums Nick Vincent of the Seattle Mariners, Tyler Saladino of the Chicago White Sox and Jimmy Hoyt of the Houston Astros on a Major League regular-season roster as early as some point in the 2017 season.

Hill, a 6-foot-4 left-hander who pitched for the Comets in 2010 and was 10-2 with a 1.09 ERA on the Bacone College team out of Muskogee, Oklahoma that advanced to the NAIA World Series, pitched in Double-A in the Kansas City Royals farm system last season. He currently is with the Royals' Major League club as a non-roster invitee in spring training. 

Last Friday, he recorded his first Major League spring training save in the Royals' victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Hill won a battle with cancer in the Royals' minor league system two years ago.

VIDEO: HILL EARNS SAVE FOR ROYALS

 

BASEBALL: Palomar 19, IVC 1

Comets roll up Arabs, move into PCC lead

IMPERIAL (3-23-2017) -- Palomar rolled up Imperial Valley for the second time in three days on Tuesday, winning 19-1 on the road, and moved into first place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference along the way.

Conor McKenna (left) went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double and Ryan Semon (right) retired all 11 batters he faced in relief, striking out 8, to up his win-loss record to 6-0. The Comets advanced to 18-6 overall and 10-1 in conference.

Palomar, which hosts IVC on Friday at 2:30 p.m. moved into a tie for first place with Grossmont, which lost 18-7 Thursday at Mt. San Jacinto. San Diego Mesa, which like the G-House was undefeated in conference but had played three less games, lost at San Diego City College 6-2 and dropped into third.

Cameron Haskell slugged his sixth home run, a 2-run shot over the rightfield fence in the first inning, also doubled and wound up going 2-for-4.

Jordan Gardner, who contributed a bases-loaded triple, and Ryan Hartin each drove in 3 runs for Palomar, which has won 5 straight games and 12 of its last 13. Gardner went 1-for-2 and also was hit by a pitch and walked, while Hartin was 2-for-2.

Juwan Maxwell tripled, Grant Buck doubled and Joey Cooper, Carl Schwettmann, Gabe Willes, Jared Montoya and Marco Young all singled as the Comets knocked out 17 hits.

Starter Connor Zelwski, Semon, Andrew White, Davin Castro and Travis Marinshaw combined to pitch a 3-hitter and the Arabs' only run was unearned.

Semon struck out the side in the fourth inning and also retired IVC in order in the fifth and the sixth, in eac cases with 2 strikeouts and a fly ball. Semon lowered his ERA to 0.80, third lowest in Southern California and fourth in the state. His 6 wins tie him for third in the state.

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