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Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
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Athletic Director:
John Woods

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Palomar Comets Baseball 2007

BEN CAPLE

NO. 35 /  OF, SO, 6-1, 200; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA) (2005)

NCAA DIV. I COLLEGE: Signed early with Indiana State.

PERSONAL: Born Nov.2, 1986, in Denver, CO. ... Son of Jo and Brian Caple. ... Has a brother, Tom, 26, who played baseball at the University of San Diego and currently is an outfielder in the Boston Red Sox organization.

2007 SEASON: Was penciled in as the Comets' starting right fielder for the second straight season, but was sidelined since early in the year with a hamstring injury and will apply for a medical red-shirt before moving on to Indiana State next year. ... Has played in only six games as of April 14. ... Started in right field and went 2-for-4 in the Comets' season opener at Cypress on Jan. 27. ... Singled and scored Palomar's first run in a 4-3 victory at Santa Ana on Jan. 30.

2006 SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention. ... Started 39 games in right field and batted .354 entering post-season play, third-best on the club. ... Including the post-season, hit .340.  I. ... Hit .323 in the conference. ... Went 2-for-3 and drove in a run vs. Cypress, an eventual State Final Four team, on Jan. 28. ... Was 2-for-3 with a double in a 6-5 win over Cerritos on Feb.1. ... Was 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 10-3 victory at Citrus on Feb. 9. ... Contributed what turned out to be the game-winning RBI, singling in a run in the second inning, in a 12-4 win over Los Angeles Pierce on Feb.18. ... Doubled as the Comets pounded Imperial Valley 12-1 on Feb. 25 in their conference opener. ... Helped key an 11-1 win over Southwestern on March 2, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. ... Went 2-for-4 off third-round Angels draft pick Sean O'Sullivan and drove in the Comets' only run with a sixth-inning single in a 2-1 loss at Grossmont on March 3. ... Banged an early double to help the Comets down San Diego City College 16-3 on March 4. ... Doubled to help Palomar beat San Diego Mesa 5-1 on March 7. ... Singled during a 3-run first inning as the first-place Comets led wire-to-wire to beat second-place Grossmont 6-4 on the road on March 16. Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI vs. San Diego City College on March 25. ... Went 3-for-3 and doubled in an 18-3 win at Imperial Valley on April 6. ... Drove in the Comets' first 2 runs with a fourth inning single to spark a 4-2 victory over Orange Coast on April 11. ... Went 3-for-5 with an RBI against Mt. San Jacinto on April 12. ... Was 2-for-5 with a double against Chaffey on April 13. ... Southern California Regionals Round 1 — Doubled to drive in a run in the first inning and eventually stole home vs. Rio Hondo on May 14. ... Also had a single vs. the Roadrunners later the same day.

HIGH SCHOOL: Batted .420 with 50 hits, 55 runs scored and 33 RBIs and made first-team All-Palomar League, helping lead Rancho Bernardo High to the 2005 CIF-San Diego Section Division I championship. ... Helped the Broncos go 30-5. ... Was selected second-team All-CIF. ... Played under coach Sam Blalock, a one-time Palomar outfielder.

(Updated at conclusion of season)

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