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Palomar Comets Baseball 2009

MATT HUBBARD

NO. 12 / INF, So, 6-0, 190; BATS: Right; THROWS: Right

HOMETOWN: San Diego, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, CA), Class of 2007

NAIA COLLEGE: Transfer from Biola University

NCAA DIV. II COLLEGE: Committed to UC San Diego.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 13, 1988 in Oakland, CA. ... Son of Paul and Christa Hubbard. ... Has one brother, Kyle (17), and two sisters, Hannah (14) and Emily (10). ... Nephew of Bob Hubbard, former assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Alabama.

ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.9 grade-point average at Santa Fe Christian and was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic baseball team. ... Carries a 3.7 college grade-point average. ... Business major at Palomar.

2009 SEASON: First-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection. ... Batted .329 for the Comets (.341 in 25 Pacific Coast Conference games) through the regular season. ... Hit .304 in the post-season and.326 on the year, starting all 50 games at either third base, where he was the team's regular starter, or second base. ... Had seven doubles, 29 RBIs and also has 14 successful sacrifice bunts, fourth on Palomar's all-time single-season list. ... . Had a 17-game hitting streak ended against Mt. San Jacinto on April 7. ... Went 2-for-4 against Santa Ana, the No. 1-ranked team in Southern California, on Jan. 29. ... Was 2-for-3 vs. Mt. SAC on Feb. 13. ... Was 3-for-3, doubled, walked and drove in four runs in an 11-1 win at Cerritos on Feb. 18 ... Came back the following day to go 3-for-4, drive in four more runs and walk in a 12-5 win on the road over a Mt. San Jacinto team that came into the day with an 8-1 record. ... Went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI vs. San Diego City College on Feb.24. ... Helped lead the Comets to a 13-0 win at Imperial Valley on March 5, going 2-for-2, doubling, reaching base as a hit batter, and contributing a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly and driving in three runs. ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in a 12-3 victory over the Arabs on March 7. ... Went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in a 14-1 win on the road over San Diego City College on March 12. ... Was 2-for-3 at San Diego Mesa on March 17. ... Was 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Comets pinned a 9-2 loss on Southwestern, which came into the game ranked No. 1 in Southern California, on March 21 at Myers Field. ... Made a huge defensive play in the top of the 10th inning on March 26 as the Comets, ranked third in Southern California, took over the undisputed conference lead by beating No. 4 Grossmont 5-4 at Myers Field. Crossed behind the bag at third, stabbing stab a ball hit by Griffins clean-up hitter Kevin Silvett and rifling a shot to first baseman Alfonso Casillas to get Silvett by half a step. ... Drove in a pair of runs with a single and a sacrifice fly in a 25-2 win at Imperial Valley on March 31. ... Ran hit hitting streak to 17 games with a seventh-inning single in a 4-1 victory over the Arabs on April 2. ... Went 2-for-4 and scored two runs on April 9 as the Comets, ranked No. 2 in Southern California, pinned a 7-3 loss on Mt. San Jacinto, which entered the game with a 27-5 record and a 12-game winning streak. ... Went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs  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-3 and scored two runs as the Comets clinched no worse than a tie for the Pacific Coast Conference championship by beating San Diego Mesa 16-1 on April 22.... Went 2-for-3 as the Comets opened the post-season with a 10-2 rout of Citrus on May 8 to begin a two-game sweep of the Owls in a best-of-3 series to open the Southern California playoffs.... Doubled to drive in a run as the Comets scored four runs in the third inning to break open a 5-0 victory over Mt. SAC in the Palomar Super Regional. ... Went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in the Super Regional championship game against Santa Ana on May 17.

2008 SEASON: Played for Biola University in Los Angeles as a true freshman, appearing in 22 games.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Batted .358 and drove in 31 runs in making first-team All-Coastal League as a senior during the 2007 season at Santa Fe Christian playing for former Mets and Twins closer Rick Aguilera. ... Was a second-team all-league selection as a sophomore and junior and a four-year varsity letterman. ... Was team MVP his senior season, when he helped lead the Eagles to the CIF-San Diego Section Division V finals.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORT: Was Santa Fe Christian's starting quarterback in football. ... Was team's Offensive MVP and helped lead the Eagles to two CIF-San Diego Section championship games.

(Updated as of June 7, 2009)

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