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Palomar Comets Baseball 2008

ANTHONY RENTERIA

NO. 23 / OF, FR, 5-10, 185; BATS: Left; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: Temecula, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Great Oak (Temecula, CA), Class of 2007

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 30, 1989, in Las Vegas, NV. ... Son of Ilene and San Diego Padres first-base coach Rick Renteria. ...  Has two brothers (Mike and Joe) and one sister (Alexandria).

ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.0 grade-point average at Great Oak and had a 3.17 GPA for his first semester at Palomar. ... History major.

2008 SEASON: Tied for the team leader with five home runs appearing in 36 games as a left fielder, pinch-hitter and designated hitter. ... Drove in 18 runs. ... Had three homers and 11 RBIs in Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Slugged his first home run against Mt. San Jacinto on March 18. ... Went 2-for-3 vs. the Eagles on March 19. ... Homered his second HR in a 10-4 win over San Joaquin Delta on March 20. ... Went 2-for-4, homered and drove in four runs in a 14-2 win over Imperial Valley on April 5. ... Slugged a two-run home run high over the rightfield fence in the fourth inning on April 10 as the Comets came from behind to beat San Diego City College 10-9. Also got down a sacrifice bunt in the third inning and was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning run on Jake Onorato's two-run double. ... Went 2-for-3 vs. san Diego Mesa on April 15. ... Went 2-for-4 and scored a run as the Comets' 3-1 victory over Pacific Coast Conference champion Southwestern on April 24. ... Hit a monster home run over the rightfield fence in a 13-2 win over Imperial Valley on April 29. ... Doubled to drive in two runs in the seventh inning on May 1 as he gave the Comets, who led 2-1, some breathing room in a 4-1 victory over the Arabs. ... Went 3-for-4, doubled, walked and drove in three runs in a 6-5, 10-inning Southern California Community College Regional loss at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo on May 10, which ended the Comets' season.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played two varsity seasons under coach Leo Fletes at Rancho Buena Vista, making first-team All-Avocado League as a senior and being selected to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic team in both 2005 and 2006. ... Hit .371 as a senior with three home runs and 28 RBIs....

(Updated as of Summer 2008)

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