Palomar Comets Baseball
Fr, 5-9, 170;
Vista (Vista, CA), Class of 2007
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 27, 1989 at Tri-City
Hospital in Oceanside. ... Son of Armando and Maria
Martinez. ... Has two brothers, David (15) and Gabriel
ACADEMICS: Carried a 2.6 grade-point average
at Vista High. ... Fire Science major at Palomar.
SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable
mention. ... Battied appearing in 38 games and
starting 21. ... Hit .306 in
Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Went 2-for-4 with a
double in a 3-2 win over Fullerton on Feb. 5. ...
Was 2-for-4, homered, drove in three runs and stole a
base in a 6-0 win at College of the Desert on Feb. 10.
... Went 2-for-3, drove in two runs and stole a base in
a 22-2 rout of Rio Hondo on the road on Feb. 14. ... Was
2-for-4 as the Comets won 3-1 at Desert on Feb.17. ...
Was 2-for-5 as Palomar went on the road and knocked
off Southwestern, last season's state runner-up, 5-3 on
Feb. 28. ... Helped lift the Comets to a 10-6 win over
the Jaguars, who came into the game ranked No. 1 in
Southern California, by going 4-for-5 with two RBIs on
March 24 at Southwestern. ... Was 2-for-4 and drove in a
run as Palomar, ranked No. 3 in Southern California,
knocked off No. 4 Grossmont 5-4 in 10 innings on March
28 to take over undisputed first place in the conference
from the Griffins. ... Had a double in a 10-7 win at
Grossmont on March 28 as the Comets opened up a two-game
lead in the conference race. ... Went 2-for-3, doubled
and scored Palomar's first run as the Comets locked up
an undisputed conference championship by beating
Southwestern 4-2 at Myers Field on April 25. ... Went
2-for-4 with a double on May 9 as the Comets downed
Citrus 5-2 to sweep their best-of-3 series with the Owls
to begin Southern California Regional play. ...
Contributed a double in a 5-0 win over Mt. SAC to begin
the Palomar Super Regional on May 15.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played four seasons of varsity baseball
under coach Rick Lepire, a former Palomar pitching
coach, at Vista High School. ... Was second-team
All-Avocado League as a junior in 2006, first-team as a
senior in 2007, second-team All-CIF San Diego Section in
2006 and was selected to the North County Times'
All-North County team as a senior.
(Updated as of June 7, 2009)