Palomar Comets Baseball
SO, 6-0, 170;
SCHOOL: Ramona (Ramona, CA) (2004)
DIVISION I COLLEGE: Signed early with Long Beach State.
Selected Long Beach over 21 other schools that recruited
him, including Hawaii, Cal State Fullerton, San
Diego State and Virginia Tech.
July 12, 1986, at Pomerado Hospital in Poway. ... Son of Randy
and Jill Vincent. ... Has one brother,
Chris (19), a red-shirt right-handed pitcher at Palomar.
Chris Vincent threw a no-hitter as Ramona High School
clinched the 2005 Valley League championship
with a victory over San Marcos..
SEASON: Voted first-team All-Paciffic Coast
Conference for the second straight season and the
Comets' Pitcher of
the Year. Was 6-3 with
a 2.96 earned run average and 77 strikeouts and 19 walks
in 97 1/3
innings, almost exclusively against the Comets'
opponents. ... Surrendered only 85 hits.
... Compiled a 2.84 ERA in Pacific Coast Conference play
with 50 strikeouts and 13 walks in 66 2/3 innings. ...
No. 2 on Palomar's all-time win list with 20 victories
in two-plus seasons. ... Also second on the Comets' all-time strikeout list with 195. ... Received spotting hitting
support during most of the season. ... Threw four-hit ball over six innings, striking out six,
but wasn't involved in the decision in the season opener
at Cypress on Jan. 27. Left the game with the Comets
leading 5-2. ... Gave up two hits and one run in four
innings, vs. Cerritos on Feb. 2 but again was not
involved in the decision. ... Beat Riverside Community
College, at the time ranked No. 2 in the nation, 6-1 on
a complete-game four-hitter on Feb. 7. Struck out nine
walked two. ... Gave up two earned runs in 6 2/3
against Mt. SAC on Feb. 14. Came out with
a 6-2 lead in a game Palomar eventually lost 7-6. ...
Pitched nine innings of five-hit, shutout ball in the
Comets' conference opener on Feb. 24 but again was not
involved in the decision as Southwestern won 1-0 in 11
innings. ... Beat the Jaguars 8-3 on March 10,
hits in eight innings, striking out
eight, and leaving the game with an 8-1 lead. ... Beat
San Diego City College 9-2 with a seven-inning
performance on March 31. Faced the minimum 12 batters
from the fourth through the seventh inning, striking out
four, walking none and surrendering one hit. ... Struck
out six batters in five innings but wasn't involved in
the decision on April 5 as the Comets pinned a 9-8 loss
on Chaffey, which entered the game with a 24-9 record.
... Turned in a strong effort against Southwestern on
April 12, when he took a 2-2 tie and a five-hitter into
the ninth inning but wound up taking hard-luck loss.
Struck out seven batters over 8 1/3 innings. ... Beat
Grossmont 4-2 on April 19, throwing the first six
innings, striking out nine and walking one. ... Picked
up the pitching win as the Comets won on the road
against conference champion San Diego Mesa on April 26,
surrendering five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Teamed up with
Jeff Ibarra and Kegan Sharp to throw the shutout. ...
Beat San Diego City College 8-2 in the Comets' final
game of the season on May 3, throwing four-hit ball over
seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.
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
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
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. ...
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.
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
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.
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
SCHOOL BASEBALL: 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.
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