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Palomar Comets Baseball 2009


NO. 6 / INF,  Fr, 6-1, 175; BATS: Both; THROWS: Right


HIGH SCHOOL: Mt. Carmel (San Diego / Penasquitos, CA), Class of 2008

NCAA DIVISION I COLLEGE: Mid-year transfer from defending College World Series champion Fresno State

DRAFT STATUS: Selected in the 48th round by the Kansas City Royals in the June 2008 draft following his senior season at Mt. Carmel.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 12, 1990 in Augora Hills, CA. ... Son of Terry and Daniela Buchanan. ... Has two adult sisters, Tiffany Blakeley and Brianna Lipton.

ACADEMICS: Carried a 2.8 grade-point average at Mt. Carmel. ... Kinesiology major.

2009 SEASON: One of the fastest players the Comets have had, and a constant danger to bunt... First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection. ... Was a regular starter at shortstop and then second base, after joining the Comets just before the season and then missing the early season with an injury. ... Batted .356 for the regular season and is hit .373 on the year, 29th best in Palomar history. ... Batted .450 and was 4-for-4 in stolen bases in six post-season games, both to lead the club. ... Was Pacific Coast Conference Men's Athlete of the Week for all sports for the week that ended May 17 after going 6-for-10 in the Palomar super Regional. ... Had a .445 slugging percentage, appearing in 40 games and starting 30. ... Stole six of seven bases.... Hit .385 in 24 Pacific Coast Conference games, including 21 starts. ... Went 2-for-5 and tripled as the Comets beat Imperial Valley 13-0 on March 3 on the road and, from that point on, has batted .426, going 20-for-47, with seven multiple-hit performances in 12 games. ... Was 3-for-5 as the Comets downed Imperial Valley again 12-3 on March 7. ... Went 3-for-4 with a triple in a 7-1 win over San Diego City College on March 10. ... Was 3-for-4 and tripled in a 14-1 victory on the road against the Knights on March 12.... Doubled in a 5-3 win at Mt. SAC on March 14. ... Was 2-for-4 as Palomar pinned a 9-2 loss on Southwestern, which came into the game ranked No. 1 in Southern California, on March 21. ... Came back to go 2-for-4 with a stolen base in a 10-6 road victory over the Jaguars on March 24. ... Was 2-for-4 in a 5-4, 10-innings win over Grossmont on March 26 as the Comets took over the undisputed conference lead. ... Was 3-for-5 and drove in a run as Palomar went on the road and beat the Griffins again 10-7 on March 28. ... Played an integral role as the Comets, ranked second in Southern California, scored what turned out to be the winning run to beat No. 1 Orange Coast on April 8. Beat out a bunt to the third baseman with one out in the fifth inning to advance Leland Sisco to third. When the OCC third baseman rushed his throw and threw wild to first base to try to get Buchanan, Sisco scored on the play. ... Went 2-for-5, drove in two runs and stole a base on April 14 as the Comets downed host San Diego City College 17-5 to stretch their lead over second-place Grossmont in the Pacific Coast Conference race to three games with seven to play. ... Went 2-for-4, doubled and drove in two runs in a 7-2 win over San Diego City on April 16. ... Went 2-for-3 with double and an RBI at Southwestern on April 23. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and a suicide squeeze RBI at Grossmont on April 30. ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs as the Comets routed Citrus 10-2 in the opening game of the teams' Southern California Regional opening-round series on May 8. ... Went 2-for-3 and stole a base on May 16 vs. Santa Ana in the Palomar Super Regional. ... Went 2-for-3, scored two runs and stole three bases in a 7-3 victory over Long Beach City College later the same day.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played three varsity seasons (2006 through 2008) uder coach Mike Giaime at Mt. Carmel,, making the All-Palomar League and All-CIF San Diego Section teams. ... Hit .427 his senior season in 2008, led the Palomar League in stolen bases was the Sundevils' Offensive Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and Player of the Year in 2008 and was a nominee for his school's Athlete of the Year award. ... Played in the Northern California vs. Southern California All-Star game after his senior season and also was invited to and participated in the Lasorda Elite Games.

(Updated as of June 7, 2009)

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