SEASON: An All-Pacific Coast
Conference honorable mention selection
and received the prestigious Jim Town
Award for team play and contributions to
the pogram on and off the field. ... Had
an earned run average of 2.33 for the
regular season and finished the season
with a 2-0 record, 4 saves and an earned
run average of 3.86. ... Struck out 35
batters and walked 10 in 32 2/3 innings.
. ... Had a 2.87 ERA in the Pacific Coast
Conference with 20 strikeouts and 5 walks
over 15 2/3 innings. ... Pitched 2/3 of
an inning on Feb. 3 to pick up the
victory in relief as Palomar turned back
Ventura 5-3 in the opening game of the
season. ... Threw 2 shutout relief
innings Feb. 15 as the Comets downed Mt.
San Jacinto 5-2. ... Extended to 4
innings, his longest stint of the season,
in an 8-7 win over Grossmont on March 9.
Gave up 1 hit and 1 run in that span. ...
Threw a shutout relief inning against
Southwestern on March 12. ... Pitched an
inning of scoreless relief on March 24 to
close out an 11-5 victory over Mt. SAC,
the first-place team in the South Coast
Conference and the No. 5-ranked team in
Southern California. ... Threw 2 shutout
relief innings, giving up 1 hit and
striking out 3, in a 5-3 win over San
Diego Mesa on March 29. ... Worked a
scoreless relief inning, retiring the
side on 2 pop-ups and a strikeout, in an
11-4 win over Grossmont on April 5. ...
Pitched a scoreless relief inning in a
13-3 win over Imperial Valley on April 9.
... Came on in the ninth inning to strike
out San Diego City College's Aaron Bailey
with the bases loaded and 2 out to notch
the save in a 2-0 win over San Diego City
College on April 21. ... Recorded his
second save May 4, pitching the last 2
innings in a 6-3 victory vs. Grossmont.
Struck out 4 batters and walked 0 in that
California Regionals Round 1 Pitched 3 innings
in relief in the Comets' 7-4, 11-inning
Southern California Regional victory over
Santa Barbara City College on May 15. Super
Regionals Appeared in all 4
of the Comets' victories as they became
the first San Diego County team in 31
years to qualify for the State Final
Four. ... Pitched 1 1/3 innings of 1-hit,
shutout relief in a 7-6, 10-inning win
over Cuesta on March 21, striking out 4
and walking 1. ... Shut out Rio Hondo in
the ninth inning later the same
aftternoon to preserve the Comets' 5-0
victory. ... Came on to pitch the final
two-thirds of an inning on May 22,
recording his third save as Palomar
forced an additional game for the
championship by beating Southwestern 5-4.
... Then, in the title game, he came on
during the ninth inning and recorded the
final 3 outs as the Comets won 6-2 to
qualify for a trip to the Final Fou. State
Final Four Pitched a scoreless
ninth inning, retiring all 3 batters he
faced, as the Comets defeated eventual
State Champion Santa Rosa in their first
game of the State Finals on May 28. ...
Threw the final 3 2/3 innings and picked
up his fourth save in the winners'
bracket finals as Palomar defeated host
Fresno City College to become the first
San Diego County team to reach the State
Championship Game in 31 years. ... Also
pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief in
Palomar's State Championship Game loss to
Santa Rosa as the Bear Cubs won the State
title for the first time in 53 years as
the Comets finished as State runners-up.
SEASON: Owned ERAs
of 1.02 (17 2/3 innings, season) and 0.60
(15 2/3 innings, conference). ...
Recorded 16 strikeouts. ... Pitched the
final 2 innings in the Comets' 19-5
victory over San Diego City College Feb.
28 to open Pacific Coast Conference play.
Didn't give up a run and surrendered only
1 hit, striking out 3. ... Pitched an
inning of scoreless ballin relief March
25 in a 1-0 loss to first-place
Southwestern. ... Threw 3 innings of
shutout relief to pick up his first save
March 30 in a 10-9 win over Grossmont.
.... Threw 5 innings without surrendering
an earned run in a 16-inning loss to San
Diego Mesa on April 3. ... Picked up his
first victory on April 6 when he threw
2/3 of an inning of hitless, shutout
relief in a 4-3 win over Orange Coast.
... Pitched 2 innings of shutout relief
April 27 vs. conference champion
Southwestern. ... Came on to retire the
last 2 batters of the game to record his
second save as the Comets beat San Diego
Mesa 7-5 on May 4. Postseason
Came on in relief to strike
out the only batter he faced in the
Comets' 8-7 loss to El Camino College in
the opening game of the Southern
for Gakuhou Ishikawa High School.
PERSONAL: Born April 17,
1983, in Japan. ... Son of Hiroshi and
Kuniko Suzuki. ... Has 2 sisters, Mihoko,
26, and Tomoko, 23.
(Note: Updated on June 2,
2005. Player biographies are updated at
least weekly during the season.)