Palomar Comets Baseball
INF, SO, 5-8, 175;
Temecula Valley (Class of 2006)
NCAA DIVISION I COLLEGE:
Has committed to San Diego State
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
SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference
selection for the second straight year and being heavily
recruited by NAIA World Series-bound Jamestown College
of North Dakota. ... Batted .354,
second-best on the club, with 11 doubles, three triples,
two home runs
and 26 RBIs as the Comets' regular second
baseman. ... Also was outstanding at
shortstop, the position he played in high school, and
third base, where he was an All-PCC
selection as a freshman. ... Hit .462 (6-for-13) and
doubled three times in three post season games ... Hit
games. ... Normally batted second in the order, but also both led off
and batted in the No. 3 hole. ... Reached base 23 times on walks,
second on the club, and 11 times as a hit batter. ...
Led the team with 16 successful sacrifice bunts and
was particularly dangerous in suicide squeeze
situations. ... Had seven stolen
bases in eight attempts. ... Started 46 of the Comets'
47 games. ... Started 85 times in his two Palomar
seasons. ... 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. ... Went
3-for-5 with an RBI in a 7-5 victory over Grossmont on
March 25. ... Was 2-for-4 and stole a base in a 7-2
victory at Imperial Valley on April 3. ... Singled to
drive in a run in the Comets' four-run eighth inning on
April 19. Also reached base twice as a hit batter in a
game Palomar eventually won 11-6 to stay alive in the
conference race and clinch at least a tie for second
place. ... His sacrifice fly in the sixth inning on
April 24 drove in the tying run as the Comets went on to
knock off conference champion Southwestern 3-1. ... Went
3-for-4, doubled, walked, and drove in a run in a
rematch against the Jaguars on April 26. ... Homered in
a 13-2 win over Imperial Valley on April 29. ... Was
3-for-3, walked and scored two runs as the Comets beat
the Arabs 4-1 on May 1. Singled and scored what turned
out to be the winning run in the bottom of the first
inning. ... Went 3-for-4, scored what turned out to be
the winning run in the sixth inning and singled to drive
in the Comets' third run in the seventh in a 3-0 victory
over Santa Barbara City College on May 6 to begin
Southern California Regional play. ... Got down a
successful sacrifice bunt in the first inning as Palomar
took a 2-0 lead in its Regional series at Southern
California No. 2 seed Cuesta on May 9. Also singled in
the seventh inning in a game the Comets eventually lost.
... Was 2-for-5 with two doubles as the Comets extended
the Cougars to 10 innings in a 6-5 loss on May 10 that
ended Palomar's season.
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
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 as of Summer 2008)