Palomar Comets Baseball
San Marcos, CA
HIGH SCHOOL: Mission Hills (2006)
NCAA DIVISION I COLLEGE: Signed early with Centenary College of
PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1987, in Whittier.
... Son of Murry and Nancy Parks. ... Has one sister,
2008 SEASON: Injury-waiver redshirt
2007 SEASON: Started the Comets' season opener at
catcher, but is applying for a medical redshirt after sustaining
a tendon injury in his left wrist early in the season.
2007 SEASON: Won the Comets' prestigious Jim Town
Award, representing toughness, reliability, coming to
play every day, team play and work ethic. ... Batted .483
after breaking into the
starting line-up as the Comets' starting catcher on
April 12, going 14-for-29 in that span and raising his
average to .392 on the season, best among players who
started at least 20 games.
... Finished with a .519 slugging percentage and a .400
on-base percentage. ... Hit .410 in Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Ventura on Feb. 10.
... Slugged a solo home run over the left-field fence at
Myers Field on March 22 as the Comets defeated Imperial
Valley 8-5. ... Delivered a crucial pinch-hit single
sixth inning on April 5, when the Comets pinned a 9-8
loss on Chaffey, which entered the game with a 24-9
record. ... Went 2-for-5 and drove in a run vs.
Grossmont on April 17. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double,
an RBI, two runs scored and a sacrifice bunt in an 11-3
win at Imperial Valley on April 21 as the Comets rallied
from an early 3-2 deficit to win decisively. ... Went
4-for-4 with a double and four RBIs in a 16-0 rout of
the Arabs on April 24. ... Doubled in a 6-0 road win
over conference champion San Diego Mesa on April 26. ...
Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a double in a 9-3
victory on the road over San Diego City College on May
1. ... Came off the bench to single in his only plate
appearance in an 8-2, season-ending victory over the
Knights on May 3, when coach Buck Taylor started a
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: A first-team All-Valley League selection
at Mission Hills High School in both 2005 and 2006 under
former Comet Ryan Gallego. Was team MVP in 2005 and
co-MVP in 2006. ... Selected to the San Diego
Union-Tribune All-Academic team.
(Updated as of Summer 2008)