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180, Age 18, Freshman
Ranch High School, San Diego,
San Diego, Calif.
2003: Struck out 54 batters
in 67 innings, second-best among Palomar
pitchers. ... Finished with 41 strikeouts in 48
1/3 innings in Pacific Coast Conference play,
also No. 2 on the squad. ... Finished the season
5-3, and was 5-1 with a 4.28 ERA in the
conference. ... Surrendered 1 earned run in 7
innings, scattering 5 hits, striking out 5 and
walking 1, against Long Beach City College on
Feb. 8. ... Struck out 7 batters in 7 innings at
Imperial Valley in a 15-5 victory on the road on
Feb. 27 to record his first community college
victory. ... Pitched the first 9 innings March 6,
giving up only 3 hits, and recorded the win as
the Comets defeated Southwestern 6-3 in 10
innings, again on the road. Retired 10 batters in
a row at one juncture in that game, and
alsoretired the last 11 batters he faced. ...
Pitched 3 innings of hitless, shutout ball to
pick up the win in an 18-0 victory at Imperial
Valley on March 20. ... Turned in a dominant
effort against San Diego City College on March
27, throwing a complete-game five-hitter,
striking out 12 and walking one as the Comets won
5-1. Stole the show in that game, when 30 Major
League scouts turned out to watch highly-touted
Joe Woerman pitch for the Knights. Outdueled
Woerman in every department. ... Shut out
Imperial Valley 7-0 on a 3-hitter in an 80-pitch,
1-hour and 56-minute outing on April 12. Postseason
Comets' third game of the Southern California
Regionals on May 11, an 11-7 victory over College
of the Desert, but was not involved in the
CLICK HERE to read newspaper
article of Clipp's April 12 shutout vs. IVC.
Scripps Ranch' MVP and Outstanding Pitcher for
the 2002 season as a senior. ... Was 18-8 in two
varsity seasons for the Falcons, with 1.81 ERA.
... Played for Roger Engle and, later, Steve
Walker at Scripps Ranch. ... Selected to the
Union-Tribune All-Academic team and also was an
honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 18, 1984 in
San Diego. ... Son of Ron and Kathi Clipp. ...
Has three sisters, Casey (17), Amy (14) and
Lauren (12). ... His father played third base for
the U.S. Naval Academy.
after Southern California Regionals. Player
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