Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
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Athletic Director:
John Woods


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NO. 7





5-10, 170, Age 23, Sophomore

San Marcos HS, San Marcos, Calif.

Hometown: San Marcos, Calif.



2005 SEASON: Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team by conference coaches as Palomar became the first San Diego County team in 31 years to advance to the State Championship Game. ... Was the Comets' starting right fielder and was perhaps the premier defensive outfielder in the conference. ... Batted .315 in conference play. ... Overall, hit with 7 home runs to lead the team, 3 of them in the postseason and 2 of them in the Palomar Super Regional. .... Second on the club with 35 runs scored, tied for No. 2 on the club with 29 RBIs and stole 10 bases on 111 attempts. ... Made the Comets' outstanding opening-weekend defensive play in a 5-3 victory over Ventura, laying out to his right to make a diving catch of Mike Torres' sinking fly ball to rob Torres of an extra-base hit in the third inning. ... Stroked a 3-run double in the bottom of the first inning and finished with 4 RBIs for the game Feb. 5 in a 9-2 victory over Cerritos. ... His 2-run single in the top of the first gave the Comets a lead they never relinquished in a 6-2 win on the road Feb. 15. ... Went 2-for-5 in an 8-7 winover Grossmopnt on March 9. ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs in a 10-1 victory over defending Pacific Coast Conference champion Southwestern on March 10. ... Went 2-for-4, homered, drove in 3 runs and stole a base in a 14-8 win over San Diego City College on March 15. ... Went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a steal in a 7-2 victory over the Knights on March 17. ... Homered in the seventh inning in a 7-5 win over Orange Empire Conference leader Orange Coast on March 21. ... Tripled to drive in 2 runs in the third inning on March 31 to help set the tone early in a 9-2 win over San Diego Mesa ... Doubled a runner off second from right field in a 10-8 win over Grossmont on April 2. ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a 11-4 win over Grossmont on April 5. ... Was 2-for-5 with 2 home runs and 2 RBIs as the Comets pounded Imperial Valley 30-4 on April 7. ... Went 2-for-5 in a 13-3 victory over the Arabs on April 9. ... Went 2-for-3 and drove in a run in a 19-4 win at Imperial Valley on May 3. ... Stole home on a straight steal inthe first inning of the Comets' 6-3 win over Grossmont on May 4. Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Hit a three-run hgome run in the third inning to ignite Palomar's 6-0 victory over Santa Barbara City College in their first Southern California Regional game on May 14. Came backthe following day to gun a runner out at the plate in the seventh inning, helping send the game to extra innings as the Comets won 7-4 in 11 to sweep their playoff series with the Vaqueros 2 games to 0. Super Regionals — Hit a solo home run over the left field fence in the eighth inning as the Comets beat Rio Hondo 5-0 on May 22 to stave off elimination in the tournament. ... Went 2-for-4 the following day as Palomar reached the championship game by beating Southwestern 5-4 in 10 innings. Had a key singled during a 3-run ninth-inning rally that brought the Comets back from a 3-1 deficit. ... Homered over the center field fence in the eighth inning as the Comets beat Southwestern 6-2 in the championship game to become the first San Diego County team in 31 years to reach the State Finals. State Final Four— Singled to drive in a run and stole a base as the Comets defeated eventual State Champion Santa Rosa in the first round on May 28 in Fresno. ... Went 2-for-4 with a double, 3 runs scored and 2 steals to help the Comets down host Fresno City College 12-9 in the winners' bracket finals on May 29. ... Singled and scored a run in Palomar's loss to Santa Rosa in the State Championship Game on May 30, as the Bear Cubs won their first State title in 53 years and the Comets finished as State runners-up.

2004 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection by conference coaches. ... Hit .321 and finished with a .356 average in the conference, while playing all 3 outfield positions. ... Ended the confernce season with 4 doubles, a triple, 4 home runs and 11 RBIs. ... Came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a home run as the Comets beat San Diego City College 19-5 in their Pacific Coast Conference opener on Feb. 28. ... Tripled and scored a run March 16 vs. Imperial Valley. ... Went 3-for-3 with a home run, 2 doubles and 3 runs scored March 23 in a 5-4 loss to conference leaders Southwestern on the road. ... Was 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a 9-6 win vs. Grossmont on March 27. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBIs in a 10-9 victory over the Griffins on March 30. ... Went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles in a 6-5 win over San Diego Mesa on April 1. ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run vs. San Diego City College on April 15. ... Was 2-for-5 with a triple to help beat Imperial Valley 6-1 on April 20.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Eric Morton at San Marcos High School, graduating in 2000. ... Was first-team all-league, batting .305 with 8 home runs. ... Also played four years of high school football.

TRAVEL / WOOD BAT TEAMS: Played for the North County Waves in Summer 2004.

PERSONAL: Born April 28, 1982 in Escondido. ... Son of Mark and Ronnie Moritz. ... Has an adult brother, Brian, and an adult siter, Shelly.

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

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