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225, Age 19, Sophomore
Center High School, Valley
with Sacramento State
by the Houston Astros in the 48th round of the
2002 draft. Previously was selected by the Tigers
in the 45th round of the 2001 draft.
2003: Hit .303 for the
Comets and also pitched. ... Was an everyday
starting outfielder, playing in both left and
right, batting .333 for the regular season with 4
home runs. Hit .333 in Pacific Coast Conference
play. ... Appeared in 11 games as a pitcher, 3 as
a starter, and recorded 2 saves. ... Knocked out
2 hits, a double and a single, and drove in 2
runs in the Comets' 11-run eighth inning at
Golden West on Feb. 20. ... Went 2-for-4 with a
double against Southwestern on Feb. 22 in the
first game of Pacific Coast Conference play. ...
Came back with his third straight multiple-hit
performance Feb. 27 when he went 2-for-5 in a
15-5 win over Imperial Valley. ... Helped lead
the Comets to a 9-0 victory over defending
Pacific Coast Conference champion Grossmont on
the road March 11, going 3-for-4 with a double
and an RBI. ... Was 2-for-5 in an 11-10,
10-inning win over the Griffins on March 13. ...
Went 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBIs in a 15-1
victory over Imperial Valley on March 18. ...
Came back March 20 to go -for-5 with a long home
run and 2 RBIs as the Comets beat IVC again 18-0.
Also threw a shutout relief inning in that game,
retiring Imperial Valley's final 3 batters of the
game, the last by strikeout. ... Was 3-for-4 with
a double and an RBI in a 6-3 win over San Diego
City College on March 21. ... Went 3-for-4 with a
home run and RBI in a 7-3 win at San Diego Mesa
on March 26. Gunned down John Rumsey, the
conference steal leader, trying to score from
second on a single with a rocket shot from right
field to abort a possible Mesa rally in the
seventh inning. ... Recorded saves in wins over
Southwestern on April 1 and April 3. ... Went
1-for-2 with his third HR in an 8-3 victory over
Glendale in the first game of a doubleheader on
April 16. Came back in the second game to pitch
the ninth inning, striking out 2, as the Comets
won 10-3 to sweep the twin bill. ... Hit the
longest home run for Palomar since sluggers Randy
Burger and future Major Leaguer Troy Afenir
played for the Comets in the early 1980s to
highlight a 10-run ninth inning April 24 that
carried the Comets to an 18-5 road win over San
Diego Mesa. With the victory, Palomar clinched
its fourth conference titles in six years. ...
Pitched a shutout ninth inning April 26 as the
Comets beat Mesa again 12-4. ... Went 2-for-3 and
drove in a run in a 20-0 win over Imperial Valley
on April 30. ... Went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs
and pitched a shutout inning to close the game
as the Comets beat San Diego City College
12-0 in their regular-season finale May 1. Postseason
Came on in
the ninth inning to retire the side 1-2-3 as the
Comets defeated College of the Desert in their
third game of the Southern California Regionals
on May 11, but was the loser in relief in the
Site D championship game vs. Santa Ana on May 12.
2002: Missed several weeks
due to an early injury. ... In his first start
since the early season, threw 4 1/3 innings in a
victory over San Diego Mesa on March 14, giving
up one earned run. ... Threw 10 innings for the
week ending April 20, also giving up only one
earned run. ... Pitched three innings vs. Mesa in
relief on April 16 and started and threw seven
strong innings vs. Grossmont on April 20. ...
Gave up two runs in that game, but both were
unearned. ... Came back on April 27 to strike out
12 batters in five innings vs. San Diego City
College. ... Topped off the regular season by
pitching 3 1/3 innings of no-hit, shutout relief
ball in a 5-3 victory on the road against
Southwestern on May 2. ... Finished the regular
season with a 4.14 earned run average, but had a
2.84 regular-season ERA in April and May. ...
Struck out 40 batters in 44 2/3 innings. ... In
his most impressive performance prior to the
injury, he threw five innings of three-hit ball,
giving up only one earned run, against College of
the Siskiyous on Feb. 14. ... Also was utilized
in center field and at designated hitter. Postseason
Comets' Southern California Regional opener
against Glendale on May 10 at Casey Stengel Field
in Glendale, but came out in the fourth inning
and was tagged with the loss. ... Pitched two
shutout innings against the Vaqueros, the first
and the third.
for former Palomar and San Diego State star and
ex-Angels minor leaguer Billy Dunckel at Valley
Center. Attended Orange Glen as a freshman and
Valley Center for three years. ... Was first-team
All-Valley League, first-team All-North County
and second-team All-CIF. Also was named to the
All-State medium schools team by Cal High Sports.
... Batted .420 as a senior with four home runs
and 35 RBIs. ... Also went 8-3 as a pitcher with
a 1.63 ERA and 66 strikeouts. ... Helped lead the
Jaguars to back-to-back Valley League titles and
played in the 2001 Jack Taylor Memorial All-Star
Game. ... Played a key role as Valley Center
recorded a pair of runner-up finishes in the
CIF-San Diego Section Division III playoffs.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 11, 1983 in
Poway. ... Son of Linda and Brock Thompson. ...
Has two brothers, Brad (27) and Bruce (25). ...
Lives in Escondido.
June 20. Player biographies are updated weekly
during the season.)