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John Woods


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Palomar Comets Baseball 2006


NO. 7 /  3B, So., 5-10, 180; BATS: Both; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: San Diego, California 

HIGH SCHOOL: Mt. Carmel (San Diego, CA)

NCAA DIV. I COLLEGES: Transfer from Cal State Northridge. ... Has signed with Santa Clara University.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 23, 1986 in Atwater, CA. ... Son of Sharon and Gary Cardonna. ... Has three adult brothers (Joey, Jon and Sean) and an adult sister (Jennifer).

2006 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection who selected Santa Clara over  Long Beach State, Santa Clara, Coastal Carolina, UCLA, Hawaii, Kansas State and North Carolina Charlotte. ... Batted .386, first on the club and second in the Pacific Coast Conference, during the regular season and hit .364 through the post-season. ... Led the club in hits (60) and doubles (16). ... Drove in 35 runs, second on the team. ... Stole 15 bases (second on the team) on 16 attempts, and stole safely 9 times on 9 attempts in conference play. ... Batted .341 in conference games. ... Also out defensively at third base after making the switch prior to the season from the middle infield. ... Went 2-for-4, drove in a run and stole a base in 5-4 season-opening victory over Santa Ana, ranked No. 2 in Southern California, on Jan. 27. ... Was 3-for-4 with a double as the Comets defeated Cerritos 6-5 on Feb. 1. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in 2 runs, getting what turned out to be the game-winning RBI, in a 10-3 win over Sacramento City College, the second-ranked team in Northern California at the time and an eventual State Final Four team, on Feb. 4. ... Singled in the second inning to drive in 2 runs, including what again turned out to be the game-winner, walked twice and stole a base in a 10-3 victory at Citrus on Feb. 9. ...  Was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs in a 7-4 win over Glendale on Feb. 10. ... Singled to drive in 2 runs as the Comets broke open a close game with 6 runs in the fourth inning in an 11-2 rout of San Bernardino Valley, also on Feb. 10. ... Went 2-for-3 in a 6-3 victory over Mt. SAC on Feb. 15. ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI vs. Cerro Coso on Feb. 17. ... Went 4-for-5 with 2 doubles and an RBI to helped key a 12-4 win over Los Angeles Pierce on Feb. 18. ... Was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a 12-1 rout over Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 23. ... Helped lead the Comets to an 11-1 win over Southwestern on March 2, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. ... Was 3-for-3 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs in a 12-1 victory over Imperial Valley on March 9. ... Went 3-for-5, with 2 of those hits coming off Angels third-round draft choice Sean O'Sullivan, in 6-5 win over Grossmont on March 14. ... Was 2-for-4 with a double as the Comets beat the Griffins again 6-4 on March 16. ... Contributed the game-winning RBI in a 2-1 win over Southwestern on March 23 with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly. ... Went 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs, 2 walks and 3 steals in a 6-1 victory over San Diego Mesa on March 30. ... Went 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs as the Comets beat the Olympians 8-1 on the road on April 1. ... Doubled in a pair of runs in the fifth inning to break the game open in a 8-0 win over Imperial Valley on April 4. ... Went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and 3 RBIs to help key a 15-1 victory over Mt. San Jacinto on April 12. ... Was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI vs. Chaffey on April 13. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double against San Diego City College on April 29. ... Doubled, contributed a sacrifice fly, was hit by a pitch, walked and stole 2 bases on 2 attempts as the Comets clinched no worse than a tie for the conference title on April 29, downing San Diego City 10-3. ... Doubled to drive in a pair of runs in the second inning vs. San Diego Mesa on May 2. ... Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Singled in the fourth inning of the Comets' 1-0 victory over Rio Hondo on May 13 but was left stranded.

2005 SEASON: Batted .317 as the starting second baseman for Cal State Northridge of the Big West Conference as a true freshman.

SUMMER WOOD-BAT: Set franchise single-season records with 74 hits, 244 at bats and 65 games played as he batted .303 for the Alexandria (Minn.) Beetles in the Northwoods League, ranked as one of the two best summer wood-bat leagues in America by Baseball America, last summer. Has re-signed with the Beetles for the 2006 summer sseason.

HIGH SCHOOL: Batted .360 and was a first-team All-Palomar League selection at Mt. Carmel High School for coach John Holmes.

(Updated on May 24, 2006)

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