Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
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Athletic Director:
John Woods


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Palomar Comets Baseball 2007


NO. 6 /  C, SO, 5-10, 190; BATS: Left; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: Fallbrook, California

HIGH SCHOOL: Fallbrook (Fallbrook, CA) (2005)

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 30, 1986, in Mira Mesa. ... Son of Willie and Debbie Chavez. ... Has one brother (Zach, 17) and one sister (Zalena, 9).

DRAFT: Selected by the Royals in the 19th round of the June 2005 draft.

2007 SEASON: Leads every-day starters in hitting with a .388 average as of April 14. ... Hitting .434 in Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Is errorless for 181 chances behind the plate and has thrown out 17 of 29 runners attempting to steal. ... Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 12-2 rout of Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 6. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run Feb. 9 against nationally second-ranked Riverside Community College. ... Came off the bench to deliver a two-run single in Palomar's seven-run eighth inning in a comeback 15-13 win at Citrus in the Mt. SAC Tournament on Feb. 10. ... Was 3-for-6 with an RBI later the same day against Ventura. ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Mt. SAC on Feb. 14. ... Was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a 7-0 win over San Diego City College on March 6. His double and single in the seventh inning sparked a seven-run outburst by the Comets which broke a 0-0 tie. Helped Palomar beat Southwestern 11-6 in 12 innings on the road March 8, going 2-for-2 and driving in a run. ... Went 2-for-4 in an 8-3 victory over the Jaguars on March 10.

2006 SEASON: Was second in the state with 56 RBIs for the regular season. ... Drove in 31 runs, second in the PCC, in conference games. ... Led the team with 9 home runs and was third on the club with 9 doubles. ... Batted .302 with a .523 slugging percentage in the regular season and finished with a .297 batting average through the post-season ... Threw out 13 of 27 runners trying to steal. ... Slugged a 3-run home run vs. Cypress, ranked third in Southern California, on Jan. 28. ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run, 3 RBIs, a stolen base and a walk in a 10-4 victory over Ventura on Feb. 3. ... Hit a 3-run home run in a 11-3 win over Sacramento City College, ranked No. 4 in Northern California at the time, on Feb. 4. ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in a run as the Comets downed Glendale 7-1 on Feb. 10. ... Doubled in the first inning for what turned out to be the game-winning RBI in a 11-2 win over San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 10. ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a steal vs. Mt. SAC on Feb. 11. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run in a 6-3 victory over the Mounties on Feb. 15. ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Los Angeles Pierce on Feb. 16. ... Was 2-for-3 with a home run, double and 3 RBIs vs. Cerro Coso on Feb. 17. ... Slammed a 2-run homer in the first inning, picking up what turned out to be the game-winning RBI, in a 12-1 win over Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 23. ... Went 2-for-5 with a grand-slam home run and 5 RBIs as the Comets beat Imperial Valley 12-1 on Feb. 25. ... Was 2-for-4, homered and drove in 4 runs in a 11-1 win over Southwestern on March 2. ... Helped lead the Comets to a 12-1 over Imperial Valley on March 6, going 2-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. ... Went 2-for-5 with his eighth home run and drove in 4 runs in 17-13 win at IVC on March 18. ... Went 2-for-5 with a triple and 3 RBIs to help ignite the Comets to a 5-0 win on the road over San Diego City College on March 28. ... Slugged a 2-run homer in a 6-1 victory over San Diego Mesa on March 30. ...  Helped lead the Comets to an 18-3 victory at Imperial Valley on April 6, going 4-for-7 and driving in 2 runs. ... Went 2-for-3 in a 4-2 win over Orange Coast on April 11. ... Went 4-for-5 with 2 RBIs in a 15-1 rout of Mt. San Jacinto on April 13. ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs vs. San Diego City College on April 27. ... Contributed a double, sacrifice fly and RBI as the Comets wrapped up the conference championship May 4 with a 4-1 win over visiting San Diego Mesa. ... Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Singled in games 2 and 3 of the Comets' opening series with Rio Hondo on Ma7 13-14.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a first-team All-CIF-San Diego Section selection under coach Matt Parker at Fallbrook High. ... Slugged 12 home runs and drove in 40 runs as a senior in 2005. ... Helped lead the Warriors to a 30-5 record a CIF-San Diego Section Division I championship appearance in 2004, where they lost to La Costa Canyon in extra innings.

(Updated on March 14, 2006)

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