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Palomar Comets Baseball 2008


NO. 7 / INF, FR, 6-0, 189; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right


HIGH SCHOOL: University City (San Diego, CA), Class of 2007

NCAA DIVISION i COLLEGE: Verbal commitment to Oral Roberts University

PERSONAL: Born July 20,  1989, in San Diego. ... Son of Arthur and Rhonda Saladino. .. Has one brother, Craig.

ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.3 grade-point average at University City High School. ... Is a  Kinesiology in his first semester at Palomar.

2008 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection. ... Batted .348 playing in 45 games and starting 41 as a true freshman, with 16 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 33 RBIs, the latter to lead the team. Had a .585 slugging percentage, also to lead the club. ... Third on the team with 37 runs scored and was No. 2 on the team in successful sacrifice bunts with 37. ... Had seven steals in 11 attempts to tie for the team lead. ... Hit .350 in Pacific Coast Conference games with 11 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 22 RBIs. ... Doubled to drive in the Comets' first run of the season in their opening game at Cypress on Jan. 26. ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs in a 10-0 win over Ventura on Feb. 1. ... Went 2-for-3, tripled, doubled, scored three runs, drove in a run and walked twice in a 13-5 rout of Ventura on Feb. 8. ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs as the Comets downed Grossmont 8-6 on Feb. 28 on the road. ... Was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in a 13-4 victory at San Diego Mesa on March 11. ... Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in a 10-4 victory over San Joaquin Delta on March 20. ... Went 4-for-4, doubled, scored three runs and drove in four in a 13-5 win at San Bernardino Valley on March 21. ... Singled to left field with two out in the top of the ninth inning to drive in the tying and winning runs in a 9-8 road victory over Grossmont. Was 3-for-4 for the game with a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored. ... Went 2-for-5 with a double in a 7-2 win at Imperial Valley on April 3. ... Helped lead the Comets' to a 14-2 victory over the Arabs on April 5, when he went 2-for-3, doubled twice, drove in a run on a sacrifice fly, scored three runs and also had a sacrifice bunt. ... Went 2-for-5, doubled and drove in two runs in  a 6-2 road win over San Diego City College on April 8. ... Doubled to drive in three runs, including the tying run and winning run, as the Comets scored five times in the bottom of the eighth to beat San Diego Mesa 8-4 on April 17. Was 2-for-3 for the game with three RBIs and two runs scored. Also stole a base and was hit by a pitch. ... Hit a three-run home run over the rightfield fence on April 19 at Grossmont, breaking open an 11-6 victory over the Griffins. ... Went 3-for-4, doubled, was hit by a pitch, drove in a run and scored a run vs. Grossmont on April 22. ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles in a 4-1 victory over Imperial Valley on May 1.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played three seasons for coach Jeff Dufek at University City. ... Was a second-team All-Western League selection in both 2006 and 2007.

(Updated as of October 2008)

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