SCOREBOARD
RESULTS
SUNDAY, MAY 14
SOFTBALL
Cypress Super Regional
at Cypress College field
Championship Game
Cypress 11, Palomar 4

SATURDAY, MAY 13
SOFTBALL
Cypress Super Regional
at Cypress College field
Winners' Bracket
Cypress 3, Palomar 2 (9 innings)
Elimination Game
Palomar 8, Santiago Canyon 7

SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
FOOTBALL

Non-Conference
at DeVore Stadium
Southwesern College
Chula Vista
vs. Southwestern, 6 p.m.

BRIEFLY

COMET ALUM VINCENT LOWERS MLB ERA TO 1.95 FOR SEASON, 2.83 FOR HIS CAREER

ARLINGTON, Texas (6-18-2017) -- Six-year veteran Nick Vincent (Ramona High School, Palomar, Long Beach State) lowered his ERA to 1.95 for the season and 2.83 for his Major League career on Sunday.

Vincent and five other Seattle Mariners pitchers combined to throw a four-hitter in a 7-3 win over the Texas Rangers before 31,552 at Globe Life Park.

Vincent, appearing in a set-up role, pitched 1 1/3 innings of no-hit, shutout ball against the Rangers in notching his seventh hold of 2017.

He's pitched 27 2/3 innings on the season, striking out 21 and walking 5 in going 2-1 out of the bullpen. In his MLB career, Vincent is 15-11 with 4 saves, striking out 247 batters in 238 2/3 innings. The ex-Comet has appeared in 249 Major League games.

He's one of three former Palomar players currently in The Show, along with Houston Astros reliever James Hoyt and Chicago White Sox second baseman / shortstop / third baseman Tyler Saladino, who is on the disabled list.

VETERAN COACH LINENBERGER HIRED TO HEAD PALOMAR'S MEN'S SOCCER PROGRAM

SAN MARCOS (5-26-2017) -- Palomar has brought in veteran NCAA Division I and Division II, U.S. Olympic Sports Festival, Olympic Developmental, club and pro coach David Linenberger as head men's soccer coach, Director of Athletics Scott Cathcart has announced.

Linenberger (left), who played for NCAA Tournament teams at San Diego State University that were a combined 36-6-1 in 1980 and 1981, comes to Palomar from the Nomads Soccer Club, where he's been the Boys Under 17/16 U.S. Soccer Development Academy Team coach.

His Division I coaching background includes head men's coach at Sacramento State University, assistant coach at Fresno State and United States International University. He was an assistant coach on the Division II level at San Francisco State and the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg.

Linenberger transitioned Sac State from Division II, where his 1988 team was ranked second in the nation, to Division I, and transitioned his South Carolina at Spartanburg team from a nationally-ranked NAIA program to a nationally-ranked NCAA Division II program.

He was head coach of the Sacramento Senators of the American Professional Soccer League and assistant coach of the APSL's San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.

Linenberger was head Regional coach for the '76 and '80 age groups for the Region IV Boys Olympic Development Program - West Region that had 10 players selected to the U17 National Team.

He was head coach of the West team that won the bronze medal at the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival in St. Louis in July 1994.

Linenberger was Region II head coach - Midwest Region, in 2002-2003, with four players being selected to the U17 National Team, was National Staff Coach, Region II for the U.S. Soccer Federation in Chicago, was State Director of Coaching and Player Development for the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association and was Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Cyclone Soccer Club in Fresno.

The Cyclone Soccer Club sent two players into the MLS, Chad McCarty (Columbus Crew) and Mike Chabala (Houston Dynamo). McCarty was captain of the U.S. Olympic Team that advanced to the Bronze Medal match at the 2000 Olympics at Sydney, Australia where it was defeated by Chile 2-0.

Linenberger also was Assistant Technical Director for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association.

He's earned a United States Soccer Federation "A" Coaching License, Scottish Football Association "B" Lisence, Rio de Janeiro Football Association Coaching License and a KNVB (Netherlands) Advanced Coaching Certifricate.

During his four-year playing career at San Diego State, the Aztecs went 16-3-1 in reaching the 1981 NCAA Tournament, defeating Cal 4-0 and the University of San Francisco 2-1 on penalty kicks before the discovery of an ineligible player bounced SDSU out of the post-season. The 1982 Aztecs went 20-3 and won its first-round game of the NCAA Tournament.

DONAHUE STEALS SHOW IN NEW YORK JETS' ROOKIE MINI-CAMP

FLORHAM, New Jersey (5-13-2017) -- Ex-Palomar defensive end Dylan Donahue, a NCAA Division II All-American at the University of West Georgia at the same position during the 2016 season, is immediately turning heads in the New York Jets' rookie camp/minicamp.

Connor Hughes, writing for NJ Advance Media for the NJ.com web site, had this to say about the Jets' 2017 fifth-round draft pick, who has impressed early on at outside linebacker and on special teams:

Nice practice from Dylan Donahue

Linebacker Dylan Donahue, whom the Jets drafted in the fifth round, stole the show Saturday.

Donahue waws facing rookie tackle Amadou Konte, a tryout player from Benedictine.

By my count, Donahue had two sacks. The first he gave an outside look, which caught Konte off balance. Donahue then shot inside for a sack. On the secondk, he ran Konte over with a bull rush. After each play, Donahue got up screaming and flexing. He's an intense guy with a hecuva back story."

Former Comets who previously were regular-season players for the Jets were receiver Kevin Swayne and DB/kick returner Saalim Hakim.

CLICK HERE for Dylan Donahue feature on ESPN.com


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FAX (760) 761-3512

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(UPDATED AT 3:45 P.M. ON MONDAY JUNE 19, 2017)

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BASEBALL: All-State Team

ABOVE: Ryan Semon is pictured here beating eventual state champion Grossmont 4-2 on April 20 with four innings of shutout relief pitching. Semon, who broke the 44-year-old Palomar single-season record with his 0.54 earned run average and went 9-0 on the year, has been named to the CCCAA All-State first team. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Outfielder Joey Cooper, who joined Semon on the first team.

Semon all-state after breaking 44-yr-old PC mark

SAN MARCOS (6-19-2017) -- Left-handed relief pitcher Ryan Semon, who went 9-0 during his freshman season while breaking the 44-year-old Palomar single-season record with an ERA of 0.54, has been named to the 2017 CCCAA All-State first team.

Semon is joined on the first team by sophomore outfielder Joey Cooper, whose .434 batting average ranks him No. 6 on the all-time Palomar list.

Semon, pitching all of his 52 2/3 innings out of the bullpen, broke the Palomar ERA mark of 0.77 set by Chuck Lopez during the 1973 season. Semon also broke the Comets' single-season record for most wins without a loss set by current University of Kansas left-hander Taylor Turski, who compiled an 8-0 mark in 2015.

Cooper, out of Highland High School in Bakersfield, and Semon, a 6-foot-0, 175-pound redshirt freshman out of Valley Center High School, also both were selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-America second team representing the ABCA's Pacific Division (Southern California / Northern California / Oregon / Washington). The California and Pacific Northwest teams are not affiliated with the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Semon's nine wins all came during the regular season. He also appeared in Palomar's only post-season victory, recording one of his two 2017 saves, as the Comets dropped a first-round best-of-3 series to Los Angeles Mission 2 games to 1.

The Comets' Cameron Haskell, who signed early with the University of Arizona, was selected to the all-state second team as a utility player. Haskell hit .357 with with 14 doubles, 2 triples and 7 home runs. Haskell's RBI total places him sixth on the all-time Palomar list.  

All-Time Comet Pitching Leaders | All-Time Comet Offensive Leaders

 

WRESTLING: Scholarship

Palomar heavyweight Seville Hayes dominates Mt. SAC's Guillermo Padilla on his way to a 20-5 technical fall victory this past season. Hayes has signed with Cal Poly. -- Photo by Charlie Neuman

Cal Poly signs Palomar's heavyweight Hayes

SAN LUIS OBISPO / IRVINE (6-15-2017) -- Palomar heavyweight Seville Hayes, the 2015 California Community College Athletic Association state champion, has signed with traditional national wrestling power Cal Poly.

Hayes is a Mar Vista High School product and a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran.

After winning the 2015 state title, Hayes was ranked No. 1 in California most of the season this past fall but sustained an injury in the state tournament. The Comets' other heavyweight, Arizona State transfer Chance Eskam (Carlsbad High School), who had been ranked No. 3 in the state most of the season, then won the 2016 heavyweight title.

The Comets finished fourth out of 20 teams in the state finals.

Also, Palomar's Chris Kimball, a San Marcos High product, signed with Concordia University of Irvine. Kimball placed fourth at 149 pounds in the 2016 state tournament.

 

MEN'S TENNIS: Scholarship

Palomar's Peter Trhac, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference singles champion, doubles champion and PCAC Men's Tennis Player of the Year in both 2016 and 2017, has signed to play on the NCAA Division I level at Idaho State University. He's pictured here winning vs. Mt. San Jacinto. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

2-time PCAC Player of Year Trhac signs with Idaho St.

POCATELLO, Idaho (6-15-2017) -- NCAA Division I Idaho State University has signed Palomar sophomore Peter Trhac to a men's tennis scholarship.

Trhac was PCAC men's Player of the Year the past two seasons. He won back-to-back conference singles and doubles championships.

Trhac lost only one regular-season singles match in the recent 2016 season, to Cerritos' Sasha Krasnov from School 106 in Odessa Ukraine on Feb. 21. Trhac went 23-1 during the regular season.

 

NAIA SOFTBALL: National Title; National Player of Year

Palomar alum and ex-California Community College Player of the Year Kali Pugh was named 2017 NAIA National Softball Player of the Year after leading Oklahoma City University to the NAIA World Series title. It was the second straight national championship for both the Stars and Pugh, a two-time first-team NAIA All-American at shortstop. -- Oklahoma City University Photo

NAIA National Player of Yr Pugh leads Stars to national title

CLERMONT, Florida (6-03-2017) -- For the second straight season, former Palomar softball standout Kali Pugh has received NAIA first-team All-American recognition after helping lead Oklahoma City University to the NAIA Fast-Pitch Softball National Championship.

This time, Pugh was selected as NAIA National Player of the Year.

The Oklahoma City Stars went 68-1 and won the 2017 title with a 4-1 victory over Corban University of Salem, Oregon in the NAIA World Series championship game at Legends Way Ballfields.

For her senior season, Pugh hit .462 for the Stars with with 23 doubles, 2 triples, 27 home runs and 86 RBIs as the Stars' leadoff hitter. The Rancho Buena Vista High School product had an .850 slugging percentage, stole 28 bases on 29 attempts and posted a .997 fielding percentage as Oklahoma City's shortstop, making only one error.

Under coach Lacey Craft at Palomar, Pugh was a two-time first-team all-state selection and was named California Community College Player of the Year after her freshman season in 2014 when she led the state in hitting.

As a sophomore, she led the Comets to the 2015 CCCAA State Chamionship.

Two of her brothers, Bubba Pugh and Gator Pugh, starred in football for the Comets. Kali Pugh's former Palomar teammate, Valley Center High School product Stephanie Koisher, was a senior outfielder for Oklahoma City.


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