Palomar Comets Baseball
So, 5-10, 185;
Great Oak (Temecula, CA), Class of 2007
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 30, 1989, in Las Vegas,
NV. ... Son of Ilene and San Diego Padres first-base
coach Rick Renteria. ... Has two brothers (Mike
and Joe) and one sister (Alex).
NCAA DIVISION II COLLEGE: Committed to UC San Diego
ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.0 grade-point average
at Great Oak and has a 3.0 GPA at Palomar. ... History major.
SEASON: Returned on April 9 after missing more
than three weeks with an ankle injury.
... Hit.290 through the regular season (while
hitting .275 in
Pacific Coast Conference games). ... Batted ..333 in
four games in the post-season and 292 overall. ... 37
games and started 13. ... Hads four doubles, three home
runs, 16 RBIs and a .472 slugging percentage. ... His
three HRs all were monstrous, coming in an 11-2 win at
Bakersfield on Jan. 30, a 22-2 victory at Rio Hondo on
Feb.14 and a 3-1 win at College of the Desert on Feb.
17. ... Went 2-for-5 and scored two runs in an 8-6 win
on the road over San Diego Mesa on Feb. 26. ... Went
2-for-5 with an RBI in a 14-1 road win vs. San Diego
City College on March 12. ... Doubled to drive in two
runs while going 1-for-2 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. ...
Drove in runs by drawing a bases-loaded walk and hitting
a sacrifice fly at Southwestern on April 23. ...
Contributed an RBI pinch-hit single in a 7-3 win over
Long Beach City College on May 16 in the Palomar Super
SEASON: Tied for the team leader with five home
runs appearing in 36 games as a left fielder,
pinch-hitter and designated hitter. ...
Drove in 18 runs. ... Had three homers and 11 RBIs in
Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Slugged his first
against Mt. San Jacinto on March 18. ... Went 2-for-3
vs. the Eagles on March 19. ... Homered his second HR in a
10-4 win over San Joaquin Delta on March 20. ... Went
2-for-4, homered and drove in four runs in a 14-2 win
over Imperial Valley on April 5. ... Slugged a two-run
home run high over the rightfield fence in the fourth
inning on April 10 as the Comets came from behind to
beat San Diego City College 10-9. Also got down a
sacrifice bunt in the third inning and was hit by a
pitch in the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning
run on Jake Onorato's two-run double. ... Went 2-for-3
vs. san Diego Mesa on April 15. ... Went 2-for-4 and
scored a run as the Comets' 3-1 victory over Pacific
Coast Conference champion Southwestern on April 24. ...
Hit a monster home run over the rightfield fence in a
13-2 win over Imperial Valley on April 29. ... Doubled
to drive in two runs in the seventh inning on May 1 as
he gave the Comets, who led 2-1, some breathing room in
a 4-1 victory over the Arabs. ... Went 3-for-4, doubled,
walked and drove in three runs in a 6-5, 10-inning
Southern California Community College Regional loss at
Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo on May 10, which ended
the Comets' season.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played three seasons of varsity baseball
for coach Eric Morton at Great Oak High.
(Updated as of June 7, 2009)