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