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180, Age 20, Freshman
High School, La Mesa, Calif.
El Cajon, Calif.
TO CAL POLY SLO IN AUGUST
2004 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific
Coast Conference selection as chosen by confernce
coaches for the second straight season. ...
In his second season as the Comets'
starting shortstop after signing early with Cal
Poly San Luis Obispo. ... Was selected to play in
the California Community College Fall All-Star
Classic. ... Batted .306 for the season and was
second on the team in doubles with 12... Hit .291
during the Pacific Coast Conference season. ...
Went 2-for-5 with an RBI in the Comets' season
opener with Cerritos on Feb. 6. ... Doubled,
stole third and scored the winning run in the
seventh inning Feb. 12 in a 2-1 win over Mt. San
Jacinto. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run Feb.
20 in a 19-2 victory over College of the
Siskiyous. ... Went 4-for-5, doubled and drove in
a run Feb. 21 in an 11-2 victory over Mt. SAC.
... Went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI Feb. 24
vs. Orange Coast. ... Helped lead the Comets to a
19-5 victory over San Diego City College in the
teams' Pacific Coast Conference opener Feb. 28,
going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a walk and 4
runs scored. ... Doubled, walked twice, was hit
by a pitch and drove in a run with a ground ball
to the right side in a 10-1 victory over San
Diego Mesa on March 9. ... Saw a 10-game hitting
streak broken in the March 11 game with San Diego
City College. ... Doubled in the seventh inning
to drive in 2 runs, including the eventual
game-winner, March 30 as the Comets battled back
from an 8-0 deficit after 2 innings to beat
Grossmont 10-9 on the road. Finished the
afternoon 2-for-5 and also scored 3 runs. ...
Went 3-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs to help
lead the Conets to a 5-2 road victory over
conference champion Southwestern on April 24. ...
Went 2-for-4 against the Jasguars on April 27.
... Went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs as the Comets beat
Grossmont 7-1 on May 1, moving into second place.
... Went 3-for-6 with a double in Palomar's
regular-season finale, an 11-3 victory at San
Diego Mesa on May 6 when the Comets clinched
2003: The Comets' starting
shortstop from Day One and finished the regular
season with a .343 overall batting average (.385
in Pacific Coast Conference play) while playing
steady and often-spectacular defense. ... An
All-Pacific Coast Conference first-team
selection. ... A big reason Palomar won its
fourth conference title in six years. ...
Including the postseason, batted .335 with 19
doubles to lead the team and conference. ... Was
third in the State in doubles. ... Slugged a
two-run home run as part of a 7-run sixth inning
that lifted the Comets to a 16-14 victory over
Cochise Community College of Douglas, Ariz., on
Feb. 1. ... Went 2-for-4 vs. Long Beach City
College on Feb. 8. ... Was 2-for-5 vs. Golden
West on Feb. 20, singling and doubling in the
Comets' 11-run eighth inning. ... Gave the Comets
4-1 lead over Southwestern in the teams' Pacific
Coast Conference opener Feb. 22 with a two-run
single in a game the Jaguars eventually won, 5-4.
... Helped spark the Comets to their first
conference win, 15-5 over Imperial Valley on Feb.
27 with a sacrifice fly, a sacrifice bunt, 2 RBIs
and by turning a pair of double plays. ... Went
3-for-4 with a double in a 6-3, 10-inning victory
vs. Southwestern on March 6. ... Made a pair of
spectacular defensive plays to help the Comets
beat defending conference champion Grossmont on
the road on March 11, including one in the bottom
of the ninth inning when he dove to his left to
make a horizontal diving catch to rob the
Griffins' Frank Lopez of a hit, then jumped to
his feet to gun the ball across the field to
first baseman Brian Robinson to double the runner
off first. ... Went 2-for-5 with a double in the
Comets' 11-10, 10-inning victory over Grossmont
on March 13. ... Doubled in all 4 of Palomar's
games for the week ending March 22, helping the
Comets go 4-0 for the week to stretch their lead
over second-place San Diego Mesa to 3 1/2 games.
... Went 3-for-5 with a double in a 7-3 win on
the road against Mesa on March 26. ... Was
4-for-5 vs. San Diego City College on March 29.
... Went 3-for-4 with a double on April 3 as the
Comets beat Southwestern 12-9 to open up a 4-game
lead in the conference race. ... Went 2-for-3
with a double and an RBI in an 8-3 win over
Glendale on April 16. ... Made two spectacular
defensive plays as the Comets won two of three
games against the Vaqueros, the team that
eliminated them from the 2002 State Community
College Tournament's Southern California
Regionals. ... Went 6-for-10 during the
next-to-last week of the regular season. Was
3-for-6 as the Comets clinched the conference
championship with an 18-5 road victory over San
Diego Mesa on April 24. Came back April 26 to go
3-for-4 with his 17th double in a 12-4 win over
the Olympians and was selected Pacific
Coast Conference Athlete of the Week for all
sports for the week. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove
in two runs in the Comets' regular-season finale,
a 12-0 victory over San Diego City College on May
outstanding defense for four straight games in
the Southern California Regionals. ... Went
3-for-4, doubled, scored 3 runs and stole a base
as the Comets opened Regional lay with an 13-8
victory over East Los Angeles on May 9.
/ WOOD BAT TEAMS: Helped the San Diego
Mavercicks qualify for the 2004 National
Baseaball Congress World Series at Wichita, Kan.
Played for coach Rob Phillips at
Grossmont High School. ... A Grossmont League
Northern Division first-team selection as a
sophomore, junior and senior, helping lead the
Foothillers to the CIF-San Diego Section Division
II championship as a junior and to the Grossmont
League South title as a senior. ... Two-time
All-CIF selection, Grossmont team captain as a
senior, Coaches Award winner as a junior and
Golden Glove award winner his senior year. ...
Member of East County All-Star team as a senior.
... Batted .385 as a senior with four home runs,
35 RBIs, 40 runs scored and 24 stolen bases. .
Batted .364 with 2 homers, 19 runs scored, 22
RBIs and 10 steals as a junior. ... Was Grossmont
North Rookie of the Year as a sophomore, when he
batted .376 with two homers, 29 runs scored and
20 RBIs. ... Also played varsity soccer for
Grossmont as a freshman, sophomore and junior.
... Was first-team all-league in soccer as a
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 13, 1984 in
San Diego. ... Son of Linda and Rick Garcia. ...
Has two sisters, Kimberly (20) and Ashleigh (15).
... His father played for Grossmont College and
on the pro level in Mexico and is Grossmont High
School varsity softball coach.
on Aug. 14, 2004. Player biographies are updated
weekly during the season.)