Palomar College
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San Marcos, CA 92069
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John Woods


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NO. 14





6-3, 170, Age 18, Freshman

Valley Center HS, Valley Center, Calif.

Hometown: Valley Center, Calif.

2005 SEASON: Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team by conference coaches as the Comets' regular starter at first base. ... Broke into the starting line-up one-third of the way through the season and played an integral role as Palomar became the first San Diego County team in 31 years to advance to the State Championship Game. ... Voted the Comets' Outstanding Offensive Player by his teammates. ... The leading hitter in the Pacific Coast Conference for the regular season with a .447 average. ... Finished the season with a .350 overall average. ... Won the conference batting championship for PCC games, hitting .452. ... Reached base 10 times as a hit-batter and was 6-for-7 on stolen bases. ... Also saw action at third base for the Comets this season, and can also play catcher, second base, shortstop and the outfield. Could pitch in an emergency situation. ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a 10-1 win on the road over defending conference champion Southwestern on March 10. ... Was 2-for-4 against the Jaguars on March 12. ... Went 2-for-5, drove in a run and stole a base in the second game of a doubleheader against Mt. SAC on March 24. ... Went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs in a 10-8 win over Mt. SAC on April 2 ... Went 4-for-7 with a triple,double, 2 RBIs and 4 runs scored in the Comets' 30-4 win at Imperial Valley on April 7. ... Went 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs vs. Southwestern on April 14. ... Was 2-for-4 and drove in a run in a 2-1 win over San Diego City College on April 19. Drove in what proved to be the deciding run in the top of the sixth. ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in 3 runs in an 11-1 win over San Diego Mesa on April 26. ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Grossmont on April 30. ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and 4 RBIs in a 19-4 win over Imperial Valley on May 3. ... Had his 18-game hitting streak snapped against the Arabs on May 5. Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Reached base 4 times, twice on singles, as the Comets swept their Southern California Round 1 Regional series from Santa Barbara City College 2 games to 0. Super Regionals — Made a series of big defensive plays at first base to help the Comets battle out of the losers bracket with 4 straight victories to become the first San Diego County team in 31 years to advance to the State Final Four. ... Had a key RBI single in the ninth inning on May 21 as the Comets rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Cuesta 7-6 in 10 and stay alive in the postseason. State Final Four — Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run as the Comets knocked off eventual State Champion Santa Rosa 10-5 in their first game in the State Finals on May 28 in Fresno. ... Broke up Santa Rosa pitcher Eric Keithley's no-hitter in the ninth inning on May 30, singling over the third-base bag, as the Bear Cubs, coming out of the losers' bracket, beat the Comets to force an extra game in the double-elimination tournament. ... Singled in the first inning in Palomar's State Championship Game loss to Santa Rosa as the Bear Cubs won their first State title in 53 years and the Comets finished as State runners-up, matching the highest finish ever by a San Diego County team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former Comet and ex-San Diego State All-American and Angels minor league player Billy Dunckel at Valley Center. ... Batted .391 with 8 RBIs as a junior and .322 with 18 RBIs as a senior. ... Was first-team All-Valley League in 2003 and 2004 and made the All-CIF-San Diego Section second team in 2003. ... Helped the Jaguars to the 2003 Valley League championship.

PERSONAL: Born July 4, 1986 in Escondido. ... Actual name is James Cameron Penney. ... Son of James and Lori Penney. ... Has four brothers and sisters — Fontayre (24), Ben (22), Francine (20) and Felicia (15).

(Note: Updated on June 2, 2005. Player biographies are updated at least weekly during the season.)

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