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Palomar Comets Baseball 2008

MITCH BLACKBURN

NO. 4 / INF, SO, 5-8, 175; BATS: Left; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: Temecula, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Temecula Valley (Class of 2006)

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 21, 1987, in Anaheim. ... Son of Mark and Anne Blackburn. ... Has two brothers, Mark (23) and Matt (16), and one sister, Jenese (14).

2007 SEASON: Batting .337, third-best among regular starters, with six doubles, three triples, a home run and 15 RBIs as of March 23 as the Comets' regular second baseman. ... Batting .346 for Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Also plays shortstop and third base and normally bats second in the order but also has led off and batted in the No. 3 hole. ... Has a .506 slugging percentage and has been aboard 18 times on walks to tie for the team lead and four times as a hit batter. ... Leads the team with 10 successful sacrifice bunts and has been particularly dangerous in suicide squeeze situations. ... Also leads the club with five stolen bases in six attempts. ... Went 2-for-4 in an 8-4 victory over Chaffey on Feb. 2. ... Slugged a home run over the rightfield fence at Myers Field as he went 3-for-4 with two RBIs against San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 8. ...Was 2-for-4, doubled and drove in a run against Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 14. ... Went 2-for-5 in a 9-4 win at Mt. SAC on Feb.15. ... Was 2-for-5 with an RBI against Orange Coast on Feb. 19. ... Went 2-for-4 in a 5-2 win over San Diego Mesa on Feb. 26 .... Helped lead the Comets to a 15-6 win over San Diego City College on the road on Feb.27 by going 2-for-4, tripling, driving in two runs and scoring three. Also walked twice and was on base four times in the game. ...Tripled in a 7-4 win over San Diego City on March 6. ...Was 2-for-4 in a 4-2 win over the Knights on March 8. ... Had a two-run double to help ignite a 13-4 road win against Mesa on March 11. ... Went 3-for-5 and doubled twice, driving din three runs and scoring three, as the Comets beat San Joaquin Delta 10-4 on March 20.

2007 SEASON: Was a first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection as a true freshman as the Comets' primary starter at third base. ... Hit .339 for Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Batted .286 on the season with eight doubles (third on the team). ... Wecond on the club with 20 walks and reached base seven times as a hit batter. ... Had a .432 on-base percentage and was third on the team with Nine sacrifice bunts. ... Singled to drive in a run and also walked twice in an 18-10 victory at Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 6. ... Drove in two runs with a double and also had a sacrifice and a walk against nationally No. 2-ranked Riverside Community College on Feb. 9. ... Lined a single to left field with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to break up Orange Coast's Ryan Shopshire's no-hitter on Feb. 22. ...Went 2-for-2, walked twice, was hit by a pitch, got down a sacrifice bunt and drove in a run as the Comets beat Southwestern 11-6 in 12 innings on March 8. ... Was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in an 8-3 win over the Jaguars on March 10. ... His two-run double into the right-field corner in the eighth inning broke open a close game as the Comets beat Grossmont  9-5 on the road on March 13. ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI on the road against San Diego City College on March 29. ... Was 2-for-4 and doubled in a run as the Comets beat the Knights 9-2 on March 31. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in an 11-3 win at Imperial Valley on April 21. ... Was 2-for-3, tripled and drove in three runs in a 6-0 victory at conference champion San Diego Mesa on April 26.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Batted .325 playing for coach David Barrett at Temecula Valley High School. ... Had a .400-plus on-base percentage for the Golden Bears. ... Was honored with team's Most Consistent Player award.

(Updated on March 23)

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