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Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
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Athletic Director:
John Woods

Baseball

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NO. 17

MICHAEL

CERDA

CATCHER

BATS: RIGHT; THROWS: RIGHT

6-0, 205, Age 19, Sophomore

Oceanside High School, Oceanside, Calif.

Hometown: 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 — Started, 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.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played 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.

(Note: Updated after Southern California Regionals. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)

 

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