Palomar Comets Baseball
Fr, 6-3, 225;
Vista Murrieta High School
(Murrieta, CA), Class of 2007
PERSONAL: Born July 10, 1989, in Indo, CA.
... Son of Alfonso and France Casillas. ... Has two
sisters (Maribel, 17, and Franchesoa, 6).
ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.5 grade-point average
at Vista Murrieta High School. ... Undecided major..
SEASON: First-team Community College All-American,
first-team All-State and a first-team All-Pacific Coast Conference
selection. ... Won Palomar's Silver Slugger Award,
presented to the team's Outstanding Hitter. ... Batted .455 to lead the both the team
and the conference at the
conclusion of the regular season. ... Hit .381 in six
post-season games and finished with a .442 on the year,
ranking him No. 3 on Palomar's all-time single-season
list. ... Batted .596 for April
(25-for-42), when he had six home runs, five doubles, 16
RBIs, 15 runs scored and a 1.143 slugging percentage in
12 games .
... Appeared in 43 games on the year and started 35.. ...
Was the Comets'
regular first baseman. ... Had 10 doubles, 10 home
runs to tie him for No. 9 on the all-time Palomar
single-season list 35 RBIs. ... Had a .775
slugging percentage to lead the the team. ...
Made the all-time Palomar single-season list in seven
categories. ... In 21 Pacific Coast Conference games, he
hit.485, No. 2 in Palomar history, with a
team-high eight home runs (seventh all-time for the
Comets) and a .909 slugging percentage, which
also led the club. ... Went 2-for-2 with an
RBI and a walk vs. Golden West on Jan. 31. ... Was
2-for-3, doubled, was hit by a pitch and drove in a run
at Orange Coast on Feb. 11. ... Hit a two-run home run
over the left field fence in the top of the 11th inning
on Feb. 28 to give the Comets a 5-3 victory on the road
over Southwestern, the runner-up in the 2008 state
tournament. Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the game. ...
Was 2-for-2, walked and drove in a run vs. Grossmont,
which has been ranked as high as No. 3 in Southern
California, on March 3. ... Delivered a pinch-hit,
three-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Comets
to a 5-3 win at Mt. SAC on March 15. ... Slugged a
three-run home run over the center field fence to
highlight a six-run third inning as the Comets pinned a
9-2 loss over Southwestern, which came into the game
ranked No. 1 in Southern California, on March 21 at
Myers Field. ... Beat Grossmont 5-4 with a towering
walk-off home run in the 10th inning on March 26 as the
Comets, ranked No. 3 in Southern California, broke a tie
for first place with the Griffins, who came in ranked
No. 4. For the game, went 2-for-5. ... Hit a two-run
homer over the left field fence at Grossmont in the
first inning and wound up going 2-for-4 with three RBIs
and three runs scored as the Comets won 10-7 to open a
two-game lead in the conference over the second-place
Griffins.... Contributed two sacrifice flies in a 25-2
win at Imperial Valley on March 31 before leaving the
game early along with many of the starters. ... Hit his
third home run in four games on April 2 as the Comets
beat the Arabs again 4-1. ... Was 2-for-3 in the game.
... Hit a solo home run vs. Mt. San Jacinto on April 7.
... Was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Comets,
ranked No. 2 in Southern California, knocked off No. 1
Orange Coast 2-0 on April 8. ... Was 2-for-2 with his
fifth home run in his last seven games, a sacrifice fly,
a walk, three RBIs, two runs scored and a steal on April
9 in a 7-3 win over Mt. San Jacinto, which came into the
game with a 27-5 record and a 12-game winning streak.
... Went 4-for-5, doubled and drove in a run in a 7-2
win over San Diego City City College on April 16. ...
Slammed a two-run home run over the scoreboard in left
field and wound up going 2-for-3 as the Comets defeated
San Diego Mesa 7-6 on the road on April 18. ... Was
2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs on April 21 as
Palomar clinched at least than a tie for the conference
championship with a 16-1 victory over Mesa. ... Went
2-for-5 at Southwestern on April 23. ... Went 2-for-3,
doubled and scored two runs on April 25 as the Comets
downed the Jaguars again 4-2 to clinch the conference
title outright. ... Was 2-for-4 vs. Grossmont on April
28. ... Went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs at
Grossmont on May 1. ... Singled, walked twice and scored
two runs as he went 1-for-3 in the Comets' 10-2 victory
over Citrus on May 8 to begin the post-season. ... Was
2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on May 9 as Palomar
beat the Owls again 5-2 to complete a two-game sweep of
their Southern California Regional Round 1 series. ...
Was 2-for-4, doubled and scored two runs in a 7-3 win
over Long Beach City College in a Palomar Super Regional
game on May 16. ... Went 2-for-4, doubled and scored
twice in the Super Regional championship game against
Santa Ana on May 17.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played two varsity seasons for coach Dave
Legg at Vista Murrieta High.
(Updated as of June 7, 2009)