Palomar Comets Baseball
SO, 6-5, 200;
Solana Beach, CA
SCHOOL: Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA) (2005)
NCAA DIV. I COLLEGE: Signed early with San Diego State. ...
January 2006 transfer from UC Irvine
PERSONAL: Born May 11, 1987, in La Jolla.
... Son of Jim and Matilda McLaughlin. ... Has two
adult sisters, Emily and Shannon.
SEASON: Received All-Pacific Coast Conference
honorable mention selection after going 7-3 with a 3.59
ERA. ... Led the team in wins. ... Struck out 50 batters
in 82 2/3 innings. ... Was 5-1 with an 3.91 ERA in Pacific Coast Conference games,
striking out 33 batters in 48 1/3 innings.
... Recorded his first win of the season on Jan. 30,
beating Santa Ana 4-3 on the road, giving up one run on
four hits in 7 1/3 innings. ... Pitched the first 6 1/3
innings at nationally No. 2-ranked Riverside Community
College on Feb. 9. Left the game in the seventh inning
with a 4-3 lead and was not the pitcher of record in a
game the Tigers came back to win 7-5. ... Beat
Cerro Coso 5-1 on a complete-game five-hitter, striking
out seven and walking two, on Feb. 16. ... Pitched seven
innings of two-hit, shutout ball, as the Comets won 12-2
at Imperial Valley on March 1. ... Shut out San Diego
City College on five hits over seven innings on March 6
in a game the Comets won 7-0. ... Notched his fifth
victory on March 17, giving up three earned runs,
striking out five and walking one in a 9-5 win over
Grossmont. ... Was the winning pitcher in a 14-2 victory
at Imperial Valley on March 20, throwing the first five
innings and striking out four. ... Gave up two earned
runs on three hits over six innings at San Diego Mesa on
March 27 in a game Palomar eventually won 4-3 in 12. ...
Gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out
four and walking none, against Golden West on April 3.
... Pitched six innings of two-hit, shutout ball in a
16-0 rout of Imperial Valley on April 24, combining on
the shutout with Drew Widmark, Jeff Ibarra, Nick
Robertson and Ronnie Loefflert. ... Came on in relief to
strike out the final batter as the Comets closed out the
season by beating San Diego City College 8-2 on May 3.
SEASON: Transferred from UC Irvine, where he
red-shirted in Fall 2005, at the semester break. ... Saw duty as a reliever for the Comets and
compiled a 4.26
ERA for 6 1/3 innings through the regular season.
... Pitched three innings in the Pacific Coast Conference
without giving up a hit or a run. ... Pitched an inning of shutout relief in a 11-2 win
over San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 10. ... Threw another
shutout relief inning against Cerro Coso on Feb. 17. ...
Pitched 2/3 of an inning with 0 hits, 0 runs and a
strikeout as the Comets routed Southwestern 11-1 on
March 2. ... Worked a hitless, scoreless inning in an
8-1 win at San Diego Mesa on April 1. ... Retired the
side in order in the ninth inning, striking out one, in an
18-3 victory over Imperial Valley on April 6.
SCHOOL: Pitched for coach Jason Shanahan at Torrey
(Updated at conclusion of season)