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Palomar Comets Baseball 2006


NO. 14 /  1B, So., 6-3, 190; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: Valley Center, California 

HIGH SCHOOL: Valley (Valley Center, CA)

PERSONAL: Born July 14, 1986, in Escondido. ... Son of James and Lori Penney. ... Has one brother (Ben) and three sisters (Fontayne, Francine and Felecia). ... Actual name is James Cameron Penney.

2006 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection for the second straight year. ... Started 46 games for the Comets at first base. Batted .321 for the regular season (.312 through the post-season) and finished with 36 RBIs, second best on the team. ... Hit.367 for Pacific Coast Conference games, which ranked him seventh in the conference and first among conference first basemen. ... Named PCC Men's Athlete of the Week for the week that ended March 19 after hitting safely in 15 of his previous 23 at-bats. ... Leads the club with 6 sacrifice bunts and also has 2 sacrifice flies. ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in 2 runs in Palomar's 5-4 Jan. 27 season-opening win over a Santa Ana team that was ranked second in Southern California. ... Was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base vs. Cypress, the No. 3-ranked team in Southern California, on Jan. 28. ... Had the game-winning RBI on Feb. 4 when he tripled to drive in 2 runs in the third inning as the Comets downed Sacramento City College, the No. 2-ranked team in Northern California, 10-3. ... Drove in a pair of runs with a single and a sacrifice fly in a 10-3 victory at Citrus on Feb. 9. ... Singled to lead off the sixth inning and scored what turned out to be the winning run Feb. 15 in a 6-3 victory over Mt. SAC. ... Singled in the second inning for what turned out to be the game-winning RBI as the Comets downed Los Angeles Pierce 12-4 on Feb. 18. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run in a 12-1 win at Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 23. ... Went  2-for-4 with the game-winning RBI in the third inning in a 12-1 victory over Imperial Valley in Palomar's conference opener on Feb. 25. ... Was 2-for-5 and drove in a run in an 11-1 victory over Southwestern on March 2. ... Was 4-for-5 with a double, 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored in a 16-3 rout of host San Diego City College on March 4. ... Went 3-for-4 and drove in 2 runs in a 5-1 win over San Diego Mesa on March 7. ... Got to Grossmont's Sean O'Sullivan, the Angels' third-round 2005 draft pick, for 2 singles and a walk and wound up going 3-for-4 with a double and 3 RBIs as the Comets downed the Griffins 6-5 on March 14. Doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning as Palomar scored twice to leave the Griffs standing. ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 6-4 win at Grossmont on March 16. ... Went 3-for-6 with 2 RBIs as the Comets won 17-13 at Imperial Valley on March 17. ... Was named conference Athlete of the Week for the week that ended March 19. ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-2 victory over Orange Coast on April 11. ... Was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs as the Comets routed Mt. San Jacinto 15-1 on April 13. ... Went 2-for-4 at Grossmont on April 24. ... Was 2-for-3 with a walk as the Comets wrapped up the conference championship May 4 with a 4-1 victory at Myers Field over San Diego Mesa. ... Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Singled and walked as the Comets opened the post-season with a 1-0 victory over Rio Hondo on May 13. ... Singled to drive in the game's first run vs. Rio Hondo on May 14. ... Drove in a run with a groundball to the right side against the Roadrunners, also on May 14.

2005 SEASON: Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team by conference coaches as the Comets' regular starter at first base. ... Broke into the starting line-up one-third of the way through the season and played an integral role as Palomar became the first San Diego County team in 31 years to advance to the State Championship Game. ... Voted the Comets' Outstanding Offensive Player by his teammates. ... The leading hitter in the Pacific Coast Conference for the regular season with a .447 average. ... Finished the season with a .350 overall average. ... Won the conference batting championship for PCC games, hitting .452. ... Reached base 10 times as a hit-batter and was 6-for-7 on stolen bases. ... Also saw action at third base for the Comets this season, and can also play catcher, second base, shortstop and the outfield. Could pitch in an emergency situation. ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI in a 10-1 win on the road over defending conference champion Southwestern on March 10. ... Was 2-for-4 against the Jaguars on March 12. ... Went 2-for-5, drove in a run and stole a base in the second game of a doubleheader against Mt. SAC on March 24. ... Went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs in a 10-8 win over Mt. SAC on April 2 ... Went 4-for-7 with a triple,double, 2 RBIs and 4 runs scored in the Comets' 30-4 win at Imperial Valley on April 7. ... Went 3-for-5 with a double and 2 RBIs vs. Southwestern on April 14. ... Was 2-for-4 and drove in a run in a 2-1 win over San Diego City College on April 19. Drove in what proved to be the deciding run in the top of the sixth. ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in 3 runs in an 11-1 win over San Diego Mesa on April 26. ... Went 2-for-3 vs. Grossmont on April 30. ... Went 4-for-5 with a double and 4 RBIs in a 19-4 win over Imperial Valley on May 3. ... Had his 18-game hitting streak snapped against the Arabs on May 5. Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Reached base 4 times, twice on singles, as the Comets swept their Southern California Round 1 Regional series from Santa Barbara City College 2 games to 0. Super Regionals — Made a series of big defensive plays at first base to help the Comets battle out of the losers bracket with 4 straight victories to become the first San Diego County team in 31 years to advance to the State Final Four. ... Had a key RBI single in the ninth inning on May 21 as the Comets rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Cuesta 7-6 in 10 and stay alive in the postseason. State Final Four — Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run as the Comets knocked off eventual State Champion Santa Rosa 10-5 in their first game in the State Finals on May 28 in Fresno. ... Broke up Santa Rosa pitcher Eric Keithley's no-hitter in the ninth inning on May 30, singling over the third-base bag, as the Bear Cubs, coming out of the losers' bracket, beat the Comets to force an extra game in the double-elimination tournament. ... Singled in the first inning in Palomar's State Championship Game loss to Santa Rosa as the Bear Cubs won their first State title in 53 years and the Comets finished as State runners-up, matching the highest finish ever by a San Diego County team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for former Comet and ex-San Diego State All-American and Angels minor league player Billy Dunckel at Valley Center. ... Batted .391 with 8 RBIs as a junior and .322 with 18 RBIs as a senior. ... Was first-team All-Valley League in 2003 and 2004 and made the All-CIF-San Diego Section second team in 2003. ... Helped the Jaguars to the 2003 Valley League championship.

(Updated on May 24, 2006)

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