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205, Age 19, Sophomore
High School, Oceanside, Calif.
2003: Batted .311 during the
regular season and finished with a .308 average
for 65 at-bats with 5 doubles and 17 RBI's. Was
the Comets' starting catcher when Sean Richardson
played center field. ... Played a big role in a
come-from-behind, 16-14 victory over Cochise
Community College of Douglas, Ariz., on Feb. 1,
going 3-for-5 with a double that helped highlight
the Comets' 7-run sixth inning. ... Banged out a
2 hits and drove in 4 runs as Palomar's 11-run
eighth inning against Golden West on Feb. 20.
...Went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and 2 RBIs
to help the Comets beat Imperial Valley 18-0 on
March 20. ... Was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in a 6-3
victory over San Diego City College on March 21.
... Went 2-for-3 with a double March 29 vs. San
Diego City College. ... Doubled to drive in
coming off the bench April 26 as the Comets
downed San Diego Mesa 12-4. ... Went 2-for-3 with
three RBs in a 20-0 win over Imperial Valley on
April 30. Postseason
singled and scored a run in the Comets' 11-7 win
over College of the Desert in their third game of
the Southern California Regionals on May 11.
2002: Saw late-inning
catching duty backing up Keegan Moore, now the
starting catcher at San Francisco State, and
two-time Detroit Tigers draft choice Sean
Richardson, who has signed with Kansas.
for coach Dave Barrett at Oceanside High. ... Was
team MVP on the varsity as a sophomore and batted
.333 as a senior with one home run and 15 RBIs.
... Helped the Pirates to the CIF-San Diego
Section Division II championship game. ... Also
batted .290 as a sophomore with four homers and
18 RBIs and .280 as a junior with three homers
and 17 RBIs.
PERSONAL: Born June 28, 1983 in
Oceanside. ... Son of Michael and Jo Marie Cerda.
Has two sisters, Jennifer (20) and Jeannette
(17). ... Has one brother, Matthew (12), who was
the catcher for the Oceanside American Little
League All-Star team that played in the 2001
Little League World Series at Williamsport, Pa.,
reaching the U.S. champion game. ... Cerda's
father was a coach for the Oceanside American
team. ... Lives in Oceanside.
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