Palomar College
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John Woods


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NO. 31





6-5, 225, Age 19, Sophomore

Valley Center High School, Valley Center, Calif.

Hometown: Escondido, Calif.


Signed with Sacramento State


Selected 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 — Started the 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.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played 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.

(Note: Updated June 20. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)



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