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Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
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Athletic Director:
John Woods

Baseball

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NO. 11

KENOLI

FONSECA

OUTFIELD

BATS: RIGHT; THROWS: RIGHT

5-9, 180, Age 20, Sophomore

Escondido HS, Escondido, Calif.

Hometown: Escondido, Calif.

 

SIGNED WITH EASTERN OREGON

2005 SEASON: Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team by conference coaches as Palomar's regular starting left fielder as the Comets became the first San Diego County team to reach the State Championship game in 31 years. ... Batted .352, best among the Comets' every-day starters. ... One of the heros, both at the plate and in the field, of the Comets' championship run through the Palomar Super Regional. ... Led the team in being hit by pitches (27) and also led the club in stolen bases (19-for-22). ... Also batted .333 in the Pacific Coast Conference, No. 2 on the team among every-day starters. ... Has gunned four runners out at the plate. ... Went 3-for-3 vs. Santa Ana, ranked No. 1 in Southern California, on Feb. 4. ... Went 3-for-3, drove in 2 runs and stole 2 bases in a 22-4 victory over Imperial Valley on March 8. ... Tripled to drive in 2 runs in the fourth inning at defending Pacific Coast Conference champion Southwestern on March 10 to help spark Palomar to a 10-1 victory. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a steal March 15 in a 14-8 win over San Diego City College. ... Went 2-for-4 with two doubles as the Comets downed San Diego Mesa 9-2 on March 31. ... Went 2-for-4 in a 10-8 win over Grossmont on April 2. ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs in an 11-1 win over San Diego Mesa on April 26. ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI at Grossmont on April 30. Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Went 6-for-9 and was 3-for-3 on stolen bases as the Comets swept Santa Barbara City College 2 games to 0 on the first weekend of postseason play. ... Was 2-for-3, drove in a run and stole 2 bases in a 6-0 win over the Vaqueros on May 14. Came right back May 15 to go 4-for-6 with a double, 3 runs scored and another steal. Super Regionals — Reached base as a hit batter 5 times and made a series of outstanding defensive plays as the Comets battled out of the losers' bracket in the Palomar Super Regional May 20-22 to become the first San Diego County team in 31 years to qualify for the State Final Four. ... Enticed Southwestern pitcher Juan Velasquez to plunk him with a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth inning on May 22, forcing in Tristan Gale with a key run and helping send the game into extra innings. Palomar won the game in the 10th 5-4 to advance to the championship game later the same day. In that game, Fonsecua laid out to save a run with a spectacular catch in left in the eighth inning as the Comets won 6-2 to qualify for Fresno. State Final Four — Went 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases and a sacrifice bunt to help lead the Comets to a 10-5 victory over eventual State Champion Santa Rosa on the opening day of the State Championships' Final Four on May 28 in Fresno. ... Had a single on May 29 as Palomar defeated host Fresno City College 12-9 in the winners' bracket finals. ... Reached base on a single in the second inning in the State Championship Game vs. Santa Rosa on May 30 but had to leave the game after being hit in the ribs with a pitch in the fourth inning. His absence helped kill Palomar's chances for a comeback win which would have given the Comets their first State title. The Bear Cubs went on to win the game and their first State Championship in 53 years, forcing Palomar to settle for runner-up honors in the State.

2004 SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention. ... Fourth on the team in hitting with a .347 average, seeing action as the Comets' regular starting left fielder. ... Led the club in hit by pitches with 14 and was 13-for-14 on steals, also to lead the team. ... Batted .306 during the Pacific Coast Conference seaspm. ... Went 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and 2 RBIs Feb. 20 to help spark the Comets to a 19-2 victory over College of the Siskiyous. ... Was hit by 3 pitches and stole 2 bases later the same day in an 11-9 win over Mt. SAC on Feb. 20. ... Was 2-for-4 and drove in a run Feb. 21 in an 11-2 win vs. Mt. SAC. ... Was selected as Pacific Coast Conference Athlete of the Week for the week ending Feb. 29 after going 5-for-8 in two games during the week. ... Went 3-for-3 and walked, was hit by a pitch and stole a base vs. Orange Coast on Feb. 24. ... Went 2-for-5, doubled and drove in two runs as the Comets defeated San Diego City College 19-5 in their Pacific Coast Conference opener on Feb. 28. ... Helped pace a 10-1 win over San Diego Mesa on March 9, going 3-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Made a diving catch in left field to rob the Olympians' Joe Cunningham of a base hit. ... Doubled, walked, was hit by a pitch, got down a sacrifice bunt and stole 2 bases vs. San Diego City College on March 13. ... Went 3-for-3 in a 15-0 win over San Diego City College on April 13, tripling, doubling and driving in 2 runs. ... Was 2-for-3 with a steal and was hit by pitches twice vs. Grossmont on April 29.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Bill Kutzner and later coach Steve Afenir, a former Palomar and University of Wyoming outfielder, at Escondido High School. ... Was Escondido's varsity, JV and freshman MVP in baseball; MVP and Most Inspirational Player as a receiver in football; and and Most Improved award winner baskeball. ... Played basketball for teams that were Valley League and CIF-San Diego Section Division III runners-up.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 11, 1984 in Oceanside. ... Son of Daniel and Brenda Fonseca. ... Has two brothers, Kamuna, 26 and Kalani, 22, and two sisters, Leilahi, 24 and McKena, 11. ... Nephew of Dave Fonseca, former Palomar outfielder who played in the San Francisco Giants organization. ... Also has three black belts in martial arts and is 49-0 as a kick-boxer.

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

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