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Palomar Comets Baseball 2009

MITCHELL 'MITCH' FERGUSON

NO. 2 / INF, RHP, So, 5-9, 175; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Mt. Carmel (San Diego / Rancho Penasquitos, CA), Class of 2007

4-YEAR COLLEGE: Committed to Cal State San Marcos.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 4, 1989 in San Diego. ... Son of Scott and Carol Ferguson. ... Has four brothers -- Ryan, Casey, Morgan (14) and Dean (12).

ACADEMICS: Carries a 3.0 grade-point average as a Kinesiology major at Palomar.

2009 SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention and Palomar's Jim Town Award winner, an honor given to a player who both for his performance on the field but also his selflessness and team attitude. ... Although he was also listed as a pitcher on the roster, appeared exclusively as a second baseman and designated hitter. The versatile sophomore also can play shortstop and third base. ... Hit .392 (20-for-51) from mid-February on. ... Appeared in 26 games and started 17 and owned a seven-game hitting streak which ended on March 17. ... Batted .324 on the season (.350 in the Pacific Coast Conference). ... Had eight doubles and 14 RBIs, turning 12 double plays defensively. ... Compiled a .432 slugging percentage (.450 in conference games). ... Went 2-for-5, doubled and drove in a run in a 22-2 rout of host Rio Hondo on Feb. 14. ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a sacrifice bunt in an 11-1 victory at Cerritos on Feb. 18. ... Was 3-for-5 and drove in two runs in a 12-3 win over Imperial Valley on March 7. ... Doubled in two runs in the third inning to help break the game open early in a 7-1 win over San Diego City College on March 10. ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in a 25-2 win at Imperial Valley on March 31. ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI on April 9 as the Comets, ranked No. 2 in Southern California, tagged a 7-3 loss on Mt. San Jacinto, which came into the game with a 27-5 record and a 12-game winning streak. ... Singled in a run and was robbed off an extra-base hit on a running catch of his long drive to left-center field in a 16-1 win over San Diego Mesa on April 21, as the Comets clinched no worse than a tie for the conference championship. ... Delivered a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth inning on Aug. 23 at Southwestern, helping Palomar come back from a three-run deficit to pull the Comets in in a game they eventually lost in the bottom of the inning. ... Was 2-for-4 with a double on April 30 at Grossmont.

2008 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games, 12 of them in relief, and compiled a 2.91 ERA. ... Struck out 15 batters and walked six in 21 2/3 innings. ... Pitched three innings without giving up an earned run, striking out three, in the Comets' season opener at Cypress on Jan. 26. ... Made his first community college start on Feb. 14 at Mt. San Jacinto, giving up two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Wasn't involved in the decision ... Came on in the third inning at Orange Coast on Feb. 19, surrendering one run in 2 2/3 innings. ... Pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in an 8-6 win at Grossmont on Feb. 28. ... Threw a scoreless relief inning as the Comet won 13-4 on the road against San Diego Mesa on March 11. ... Closed a 10-4 victory over San Joaquin Delta on March 20, getting the Comets out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth inning with a double-play grand ball. ... Got Palomar out of another jam in a 13-5 win on the road against San Bernardino Valley the following day, entering the game with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth inning and getting the Wolverines fourth and fifth batters to pop out to second and strike out. Pitched 1 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run. ... Closed the Comets' 7-2 victory at Imperial Valley on April 3 with three perfect innings, striking out three. ... Also saw spot duty in the infield, starting three games at second base.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: A second-team All-Palomar League selection his junior season at Mt. Carmel. ... Was recipient of the Sundevil Award as a senior, when he compiled a 6-4 pitching record. ... Played for Steve Edwards and, later, John Holmes at Mt. Carmel.

(Updated as of June 7, 2009)

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