Palomar Comets Baseball
SO, 6-0, 175;
SCHOOL: Rancho Buena Vista (Vista, CA) (2005)
DIVISION I COLLEGE: Signed early with Centenary College of
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 7, 1986, in Vista. ...
Son of Bonnie and Mike Imperiali. ... Has one adult brother
(Michael Imperiali) and two adult sisters (Kristina Tabares and Melissa Imperiali).
SEASON: Arguably the Comets' all-time best defensive
shortstop on a stellar list that also includes Jim
went on to play for a College World Series
championship team at the
University of Arizona and in
the Major Leagues with the Kansas City Royals, Opie
Moran (UOP, St. Louis Cardinals farm system), Billy
Hancock (University of Denver), Jeda Alvarez (Texas
Tech, Baltimore Orioles farm system) and Kyle Floquet
(San Diego State). ... A first-team All-Pacific Coast
Conference selection, team Most Valuable Player and also
the Comets' Defensive Player of the Year. ... Hit in the
2-hole for the Comets. ... Led California Community
College players with 22 sacrifice hits and also had
three sacrifice flies to lead the team. ... Batted .315
for 146 at-bats and drove in 24 runs, third-best on the
club. ... Was involved in 32 double plays. ... Hit .301 in the Pacific Coast Conference. ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk against
Ventura on Feb. 3. ... Went 2-for-4 and drove in a run
vs. nationally second-ranked Riverside Community College
on Feb. 9. ... Went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, three
RBIs and a stolen base to help key an 18-3 victory over
Los Angeles Pierce on Feb. 17. ... Was 2-for-3 with a
sacrifice vs. Southwestern in the Comets' Pacific Coast
Conference opener on Feb. 24. ... Went 2-for-4 with as
double and two RBIs in a 12-2 win at Imperial Valley on
March 1. ... Singled in a run to help spark Palomar's
seven-run seventh inning and also had a sacrifice on
as the Comets beat San Diego City College 7-0.
... Was 2-for-6 and reached base as a hit batter in an
11-6 victory over Southwestern in 12 innings on March 8.
... Drove in two runs, one on a suicide squeeze, in an
8-3 win over the Jaguars on March 10. ... Went 2-for-4
with an RBI in a 9-5 victory at Grossmont on March 13.
Singled to drive in a run during the Comets' seven-run
inning. ... Saw his hitting streak end at seven
games on March 15 but contributed a key RBI on a
seventh-inning squeeze bunt as Palomar ran its win
streak to five games with a 3-1 win over the Griffins....
Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 14-2 road victory over
Imperial Valley on March 20. ... Was 2-for-5 in an 8-5
win over the Arabs on March 22. ... Besides a single,
got down a 2007 team individual-high three sacrifice
bunts against San Diego Mesa on March 24. ... Went
3-for-4 and also reached base on a walk and as a hit
batter to help key a 4-3 victory at San Diego Mesa in 12
innings on March 27. ... Singled to drive in two runs in
the fifth inning, keying a four-run rally that broke
open a close game in a 9-2 win over San Diego City
College on March 31. ... Went 3-for-5 in an 8-3 win over
Mt. San Jacinto on April 4. ... Went 2-for-4 with a
double, an RBI and a sacrifice bunt as the Comets pinned
a 9-8 loss on Chaffey, which came into the game with a
24-9 record, on April 5. ... Went 3-for-4 with three
RBIs vs. Grossmont on April 17. ... Got down a squeeze
bunt for his 20th successful sac bunt of the season in
an 11-3 victory at Imperial Valley on April 21. ...
Doubled in a 6-0 victory over conference champion Mesa
on April 26.
SEASON: Committed only one error all
season in 28 games. ... All-Pacific Coast
Conference honorable mention selection as a true
freshman. ... Alternated all season long with Jason Ednoff as the
Comets' starter at shortstop. ... Battied.329 through
the regular season and .308 through the post-season. ...
Hit .293 in conference games. ... Went 2-for-3 with an
RBI vs. Cypress on Jan. 28. ... Doubled and drove in a
run in a 10-3 win at Citrus on Feb. 9. ... Singled,
walked 3 times, drove in a run and stole a base in an
11-2 win over San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 10. ... Was
2-for-4 with a steal vs. Cerro Coso on Feb. 17. ... Went
2-for-3 with 2 RBIs as the Comets pounded Los Angeles
Pierce 12-4 on Feb. 18. ... Tripled against San Diego
City College on March 4. ...Went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles
and 2 RBIs in an 8-0 win over Imperial Valley on April
4. ... Was 3-for-4 with a double to help key a 15-1 rout
of Mt. San Jacinto on April 13. ... Had a key
fifth-inning double as the Comets beat visiting
Grossmont, the eventual second-place PCC finisher, on
April 18. Advanced Tim Deering, aboard as a hit batter
from first to third on the play and Deering scored what
turned out to be the winning run when Tyler Perkins, the
following batter, singled. ... Went 3-for-3 with a
double and 2 RBIs as the Comets clinched no worse than a
tie for the conference championship, beating visiting
San Diego City College 4-1.
WOOD BAT BASEBALL: Batted .320 as the
starting shortstop for the Boise (ID) Outlaws in the
Boise Collegiate wood-bat league.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played for coach Steve Hargrave up until
his senior season and then for coach Leo Fletes at
Rancho Buena Vista High. ... Was Longhorns' defensive
player of the year during both his varsity seasons of
2004 and 2005. ... Batted .376 in his junior year. ...
Was honorable mention on the North County Times'
All-North County team and also was a Union Tribune
All-Academic team pick both his junior and senior years,
carrying a cumulative 3.4 grade-point average.
(Updated at conclusion of season)