Palomar Comets Baseball
HIGH SCHOOL: Ramona (Class of 2006)
NCAA DIVISION I COLLEGE: Committed to San Diego State University.
PERSONAL: Born July 5, 1988, in San Diego.
Son of Guy and Debbie Willeford. ... Has two brothers,
Alex (14) and Jackson (12), and one sister, Emma (8).
ACADEMICS: Graduated from Ramona with
academic honors and a 3.7 grade-point average. ...
Carries a 3.3 grade-point average at Palomar. ...
Biotech Engineering major.
2008 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast
Conference for the second consecutive season. ... Broke
out of a mid-season slump as he went 20-for-30 in
an eight-game span from March 20
through April 5. ...
Was honored as Pacific Coast Conference Men's Athlete of
the Week for all sports for the week ending April 6. ...
Batted .327 for the season with a .327 average, eight
doubles, five home runs to tie for the team lead and 27
RBIs. ... Led the Comets in Pacific Coast Conference
play with a .397 batting average. ... Drove in 12 runs
in conference. ... Had a .603 slugging percentage with
six doubles and three home runs.. ... Slugged a
three-run home run in a 13-5 rout of Ventura on Feb. 8.
... Went 2-for-5, doubled and drove in a run in a 9-4
win over Mt. SAC on Feb.15. ... Was 3-for-5 with a
double and three RBIs in an 11-1 victory over Rio Hondo
on Feb. 16. ... Clubbed a two-run homer in a 13-4 win at
San Diego Mesa on March 11. ... Went 2-for-5 with two
RBI's in a 10-4 victory over San Joaquin Deltaon March
20. ... Was 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two
runs scored as the Comets beat San Bernardino Valley
13-5 on the road on March 21. ... Went 3-for-4 with a
double and an RBI in a 7-5 win over Grossmont on March
25. ... Went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI against
first-place Southwestern on March 29. ... Was 2-for-4
vs. the Jaguars on April 1. ... Went 3-for-3 at Imperial
Valley during a 7-2 victory on April 3. ... Went
4-for-4, scored thr4e runs, doubled and scored three
runs as the Comets routed Imperial Valley 14-2 on April
5. ... Got down a key sacrifice bunt in the bottom
of the eighth inning as the Comets rallied to down
San Diego Mesa 8-4-4 on April 17.... Slugged a three-run
home run over the rightfield fence at Grossmont in the
eighth inning on April 19 as the Comets won 11-6 to
clinch no worse than a tie for second place in the
conference. Drove in four runs in the game. ... Went
2-for-4 and homered as he helped lead Palomar to a 3-1
victory over Pacific Coast Conference Southwestern on
April 24 on the road. ... Was 2-for-5 in a 13-2 victory
over Imperial Valley on the road on April 29. ...
Doubled and scored a run as the Comets beat the Arabs
again 4-1 on May 1. ... Went 2-for-4 in Palomar's season
finale, a 6-5, 10-inning loss to No. 2 seed Cuesta in
the Comets' third Southern California Regional game on
2007 SEASON: A first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference
selection. ... Batted .349 for 169 at-bats while
starting 42 of 43 games at first base. ... Had 13
doubles (second on the team), four home runs to lead
the club, 59 hits to lead the team lead and 43 RBIs, also to lead the team. ... Also led
season-long starters with a .497 slugging percentage, and
was hit by pitches nine times, second-best on the team. ...
Fielded 998 at first base, making one error in 459
chances. ... Hit .317 in Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI's in the
Comets' season opener at Cypress on Jan. 27. ... Went
3-for-5 and doubled in a 7-2 victory over Ventura on
Feb. 3. ... Was 2-for-4 with an RBI, doubled and scored
three runs in an 18-10 win at Mt. San Jacinto on Feb. 6.
...Singled to drive in a run and also reached base as a
hit batter as the Comets knocked off Riverside Community
College, ranked No. 2 in the nation at the time, on Feb.
7. ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in a
15-13 victory over Citrus on Feb. 10. ... Was 2-for-3
and drove in two runs in a 5-1 win vs. Cerro Coso on
Feb. 16. ... Ignited the Comets to an 18-3 rout of Los
Angeles Pierce on Feb. 17, when he went 4-for-5, homered,
doubled, drove in four runs and scored three. ...
Doubled and drove in a run in a 12-2 win at Imperial
Valley on March 1. ... Singled to drive in two runs
during a seven-run eighth inning that lifted the Comets
to a 7-0 victory over San Diego City College on March 6.
Finished the game 2-for-4. ... Went 2-for-7 with an RBI
in an 11-6, 12-inning win at Southwestern on March 8.
... Was 2-for-5 as the Comets beat the Jaguars 8-3 on
March 10. ... Went 2-for-4, doubled, drove in a run and
walked in a 9-5 win at Grossmont on March 13. Doubled in
a run during the Comets' seven-run eighth inning, when
they overcame a 3-2 Griffins lead to go on top 9-3. ...
Went 2-for-5 with a double in a 14-2 win at Imperial
Valley on March 20. ... Went 2-for-5 with a two-run home
run in the second inning as the Comets notched their
seventh straight victory, 8-5 over the Arabs, on March
22. ... Slugged a two-run homer in the bottom of the
first against San Diego Mesa on March 24. ... Helped
lead Palomar to a 9-2 win over San Diego City College on
March 31, going 3-for-4 with a sacrifice fly and three
RBIs. ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs vs.
Golden West on April 3. ... Went 4-for-4 with his fourth
home run, a walk and two RBIs in a 8-3 win over Mt. San
Jacinto on April 4. ... Was 2-for-4 and drove in a run
vs. Southwestern on April 10. ... Went 3-for-6 with
three RBIs vs. Grossmont on April 17. ... Doubled to
drive in two runs in an 11-3 victory at Imperial Valley
on April 21. ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Comets
routed the Arabs 16-0 on April 24.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played for coach Dean Welch at Ramona High
School, where he was a second-team All-Valley League
selection. Batted .450 and hit five home runs as a
senior. ... Helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back
league titles as a junior in 2005 and as a senior in
OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Played water polo for the Bulldogs
(Updated as of Summer 2008)