Palomar Comets Baseball
Fr., 5-10, 150;
SCHOOL: Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, CA)
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 7 1986, in Vista. ...
Son of Bonnie and Mike Imperiali. ... Has one brother
(Michael Imperiali, 20) and two adult sisters (Kristina
Tabares and Melissa Imperiali).
SEASON: One of the Comets' all-time best defensive
shortstops on a stellar list that has included Jim
Scranton, who went on to play for a College World Series
championship team at the University of Arizona and in
the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Opie
Moran (UOP, St. Louis Cardinals farm system), Billy
Hancock (University of Denver), Jeda Alvarez (Texas
Tech, Baltimore Orioles farm system) and Kyle Floquet
(San Diego State). ... Committed only 1 error all
season in 28 games. ... All-Pacific Coast
Conference honorable mention selection as a true
freshman. ... Aternated all season long with Jason Ednoff as the
Comets' starter at shortstop. ... Battied.329 through
the regular season and .308 through the post-season. ...
Hit .293 in conference games. ... Went 2-for-3 with an
RBI vs. Cypress on Jan. 28. ... Doubled and drove in a
run in a 10-3 win at Citrus on Feb. 9. ... Singled,
walked 3 times, drove in a run and stole a base in an
11-2 win over San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 10. ... Was
2-for-4 with a steal vs. Cerro Coso on Feb. 17. ... Went
2-for-3 with 2 RBIs as the Comets pounded Los Angeles
Pierce 12-4 on Feb. 18. ... Tripled against San Diego
City College on March 4. ...Went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles
and 2 RBIs in an 8-0 win over Imperial Valley on April
4. ... Was 3-for-4 with a double to help key a 15-1 rout
of Mt. San Jacinto on April 13. ... Had a key
fifth-inning double as the Comets beat visiting
Grossmont, the eventual second-place PCC finisher, on
April 18. Advanced Tim Deering, aboard as a hit batter
from first to third on the play and Deering scored what
turned out to be the winning run when Tyler Perkins, the
following batter, singled. ... Went 3-for-3 with a
double and 2 RBIs as the Comets clinched no worse than a
tie for the conference championship, beating visiting
San Diego City College 4-1.
SCHOOL: Played for coach Steve Hargrave up until
his senior season and then for coach Leo Fletes at
Rancho Buena Vista High. ... Was Longhorns' defensive
player of the year during both his varsity seasons of
2004 and 2005. ... Batted .376 in his junior year. ...
Was honorable mention on the North County Times'
All-North County team and also was a Union Tribune
All-Academic team pick both his junior and senior years,
carrying a cumulative 3.4 grade-point average.
(Updated on May 24, 2006)