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Palomar Comets Baseball 2006

NICK VINCENT

NO. 15 /  RHP, RS Fr., 6-0, 160; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: Ramona, California  

HIGH SCHOOL: Ramona (Ramona, CA)

4-YEAR COLLEGE: Verbal commitment to Long Beach State; Will sign on the first day of the early signing period on Nov. 8.

PERSONAL: Born July 12, 1986, at Pomerado Hospital in Poway. ... Son of Randy and Jill Vincent. ... Has one brother, Chris (18), who will be a freshman pitcher for the Comets in 2007 and threw a no-hitter as Ramona High School clinched the 2005 Valley League championship with a victory over San Marcos on May 17.

2006 SEASON: A second-team All-State and first-team All-Southern California selection. ... The only freshman pitcher to be honored on any of the various post-season teams selected by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association. ... Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team by conference coaches and also was runner-up for PCC Player of the Year honors. ... Was the leading vote-getter among pitchers on the all-conference team. ... Led the conference on the season with a 9-2 record, with a 1.51 earned run average and with 82 strikeouts. ... Walked only 11 batters. ... Including his 2005 season when he suffered an early injury and eventually was granted a medical red-shirt, is 14-3 for the Comets over 2 seasons. ... Had exceptional numbers against 2006 state playoff teams: a 7-1 record with a 1.16 ERA; 49 hits, 13 runs, and 9 earned runs in 69 2/3 innings, 65 strikeouts, 8 walks. ... Was 5-2 with a 1.74 ERA and 55 strikeouts and 7 walks in 62 innings in Pacific Coast Conference play. ... Pitched the first 4 innings, giving up an unearned run, in the Comets' season-opening 5-4 victory over Santa Ana, ranked No. 2 in Southern California and an eventual Super Regional finalist, on Jan. 27. ... Beat Sacramento City College,  the eventual runner-up in the State Tournament, 10-3 on Feb. 4. Threw 4-hit ball over the first 5 2/3 innings, striking out 6 and walking 1 while failing to surrender an earned run. ... Gave up 1 run in 6 innings and walked 0 vs. Mt. SAC on Feb. 11. ... Was the winning pitcher Feb. 18 as the Comets downed Super Regional team Los Angeles Pierce 12-4. Gave up 3 runs in 7 2/3 innings, striking out 6 and walking 2. ... Was a hard-luck loser March 3 in a pitchers' duel with PCC Player of the Year Sean O'Sullivan of Super Regional team Grossmont, the third-round pick of the Angels in the June 2005 draft who signed with them after the ' 06 season for $500,000. Struck out 5 and walked 1 in intermittent rain, in a game the Griffins won 2-1. ... Pitched 6 innings of 1-hit ball, giving up 1 run while striking out 6 and walking 1, to beat Imperial Valley 12-1 on March 9. ... Beat Grossmont 6-4 on the road on March 16, giving  up 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 0 in 6 1/3 innings in a battle of the conference's eventual first- and second-place teams. ... Pitched 6 innings of 4-hit ball, giving up 1 run, striking out 6 and walking 2, vs. Southwestern on March 23. Was not involved in the decision in a game the Comets won 2-1 in 10 innings. ... Was selected as conference Athlete of the Week for all sports after shutting out Regional qualifier San Diego City College with a 7-hitter, striking out 7 and walking 0, on the road on March 28. ... Pitched 1-hit ball over the first 5 innings, striking out 5 and walking 0, as he combined with 5 other pitchers to shut out Imperial Valley 8-0 on April 4. ... Pitched 2-hit ball over 7 innings, striking out 7 and walking 0, as the Comets beat Regional qualifier Orange Coast 4-2 on April 11 in a battle of 2 State Final Four teams from a year ago. ... Shut down a heavy-hitting Grossmont team on April 18, pitching a complete-game 4-hitter, as the Comets won 4-1. ... ... Worked 8 innings, giving up 2 runs, striking out 5 and walking 0, but lost a 2-1 pitchers' duel to Southwestern left-hander Vidle Nuno on April 25. ... Struck out 3 batters in 1 1/3 innings in relief April 29 as the Comets clinched no worse than a tie for the conference title by beating San Diego City College 4-1 on April 29. ... Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Pitched a complete-game 5-hit shutout to beat eventual Super Regional finalist Rio Hondo 1-0 in the Comets' first post-season game on May 13. ... Struck out 5 and walked 0 as he won a pitchers' duel from the Roadrunners'  Bobby LaFromboise, the Chicago White Sox'  24th-round pick in the June 2005 draft and an eventual Community College All-American and the 2006 California Community College State Pitcher of the Year, who entered the game with an 11-1 record.

2006 SUMMER WOOD BAT BASEBALL:  Went 2-1 with an ERA of 0.00 for 16 innings for the Southern California Running Birds on a 10-game tour of Alaska, striking out 18 and walking 2. ... Surrendered an unearned run on 3 hits, striking out 5 and walking 1 in 4 innings, to record the victory in the Running Birds'  8-3 win over the Mat-Su Miners on June 10. ... Came back to give up 1 hit over 6 shutout innings, striking out 7 and walking 0, to beat the Anchorage Bucks 6-1 on June 14. ... Was a hard-luck 2-1 loser to the Anchorage Glacier Pilots on June 19, pitching 6 innings of 1-hit ball and surrendering an unearned run on a dropped fly ball in center field. Struck out 6 and walked 1 in the game.

2005 SEASON: Was granted a medical red-shirt after straining his throwing elbow in the Comets' March 31 victory over Orange Empire Conference co-champion and State Final Four team Orange Coast. . ... His 1.49 earned run average led the PCC through the regular season. ... Finished with a 5-1 record for the season. ... Recorded 36 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings. ... Was 3-1 with an ERA of 0.81, best in Palomar history, and 22 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings in conference play. ... Also led the conference in ERA... Struck out the first 4 batters and made his college pitching debut a smashing success on Feb. 5, beating Cerritos 9-2 when he surrendered 1 run on 2 hits over 6 innings, striking out 7 and walking 0. ...Beat Mt. San Jacinto 5-2 on Feb. 15, throwing the first 5 innings and striking out 6. ... Beat San Diego Mesa 4-1 on March 3, throwing 8 shutout innings, striking out 8 and walking only 2. ... Beat defending Pacific Coast Conference champion Southwestern 10-1 on the road on March 10, throwing shutout ball over the first 6 innings, surrendering only 2 scratch singles and striking out 9. Left the game with a 10-0 lead. ... Pitched 6 innings of 4-hit ball on March 15 to beat San Diego City College. Left the game with a 12-2 lead in a game Palomar held on to win 14-8.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was Valley League Pitcher of the Year at Ramona High School, where he pitched, played the outfield and compiled a 6-6 pitching record with a 2.73 earned run average and 91 strikeouts his senior season in 2004. ... Led the Bulldogs to the CIF-Division III semifinals. ... Graduated from Ramona in June 2004 with a 3.33 grade-point average.

(Updated Fall 2006)

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