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1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
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Palomar Comets Baseball 2006

RICKY IMPERIALI

NO. 2 /  SS, Fr., 5-10, 150; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: Vista, California

HIGH 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).

2006 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. 

HIGH 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)

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