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1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
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Athletic Director:
John Woods

Baseball

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NO. 18

TAKANE

SUZUKI

PITCHER

BATS: RIGHT; THROWS: RIGHT

5-10, 165, Age 22, Sophomore

Gakuho Ishikawa HS, Tokyo, Japan

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

2005 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 game Southern 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.

2004 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 California Regionals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Pitched 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.)

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