Palomar Comets Baseball
Fr, 6-2, 170 ;
Del Mar, CA
Cathedral Catholic High School (San Diego, CA), Class of
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 9, 1990 in Logan, UT.
... Son of David and M'Liss DeFrancesco. ... Has one
brother, Drew, and one sister, Allie. ... Second cousin
of Cousin of College Baseball Hall of Fame Coach Jack
Smitheran, 1097-770-3, including a 974-709-3 mark in 31
UC Riverside. ... Cousin of Bill Smitheran, former UC Riverside assistant coach and
scout. ... Cousin of Gary Wheelock, former California
Angels and Seattle Mariners major league pitcher and
currently a pitching coach in the Mariners organization.
ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.0 grade-point average
at Cathedral Catholic High School and has a 3.2
grade-point average at Palomar. ... Kinesiology major.
2009 SEASON: Appeared in eight games as a true
freshman. ... Pitched two-thirds innings
of hitless, scoreless relief in a 2-0 victory over
Saddleback on Feb. 3. ... Came in to get the final out
of the game on April 21 in a 16-1 win over San Diego
Mesa as the Comets clinched at least a tie for the
Pacific Coast Conference championship with four games to
play. ... Pitched 2/3 of an inning of scoreless, no-hit
ball in a 7-3 win over Long Beach City College in the
Palomar Super Regional.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played two varsity seasons for coach
Gary Reniker at Cathedral Catholic High School.
SCHOOL SPORTS: Basketball, Football. ... Was Dons'
Special Teams Player of the Year in football.
(Updated as of June 7, 2009)