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Palomar Comets Baseball 2009

SHAWN SANFORD

NO. 26 / LHP, So, 6-4, 185; BATS: Left; THROWS: Left

HOMETOWN: Vista, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: Fallbrook (Fallbrook, CA), Class of 2007

NCAA DIVISION i COLLEGE: Signed early with San Diego State

PERSONAL: Born April 16, 1989, at UC San Diego Medical Center. ... Son of Randy and Diana Sanford. ... Has three brothers -- Nathan (21), Chad (15) and Jason (14) and two adult sisters -- Kate and Anna.

ACADEMICS: Carried a 3.2 grade-point average at Fallbrook High. ... Undecided major at Palomar.

2009 SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention. ... Has drawn heavy attention from professional scouts and is ranked as the No. 10 community college prospect in the nation, at any position, for the June 2009 draft by PG Crosschecker of Cedar Rapids. ...  Returned the next-to-last week of the regular season after missing more than a month due to a strained hamstring. ... Sanford finished with a 2.25 earned run average for the post-season and on the year was had a 3-2 ERA with a 2.09 ERA.. ... Compiled an ERA of 2.70 for 20 Pacific Coast Conference innings. ... Struck out 32 batters on the season. ... Allowed one earned run in three innings, striking out five, in an 11-2 Palomar victory at Bakersfield on Jan. 30. ... Pitched five innings of hitless, shutout ball, striking out six, to notch his first win on Feb. 10, 6-0 over College of the Desert at Palm Desert. ... Came back with win No. 2, also vs. COD at Palm Desert, on Feb. 17 as he threw six innings of five-hit ball, allowing one run and striking out seven in a 3-1 victory. ... Gave up one earned  run in six innings vs. San Diego City College on Feb. 24. ... Allowed two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings against Grossmont, which has been ranked as high as No. 3 in Southern California, on March 3. ... Pitched six innings of four-hit, shutout ball in a 7-1 win over San Diego City College on March 10. ... Threw a scoreless, hitless inning and struck out two batters on April 21 as the Comets downed San Diego Mesa 16-1 to clinch at least a tie for the conference championship with four games remaining. ... Struck out two batters in one inning as the Comets downed Citrus 5-2 on May 9 to complete a two-game sweep of the Owls in the teams' first-round Southern California best-of-3 series. ... Pitched 1/3 of a scorless inning against Santa Ana in the Palomar Super Regional on May 16. ... Came back against the Dons in the Super Regional championship game on May 17 and threw 2 1/3 innings without allowing an erned run.

2008 SEASON: Played in 33 games and started 22 splitting time with Jake Onorato in right field. ... Banged out 10 doubles. ... Also was 1-1 pitching with 11 strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings. ... Went 2-for-3 with a double in the Comets' season opener at Cypress on Jan. 26. Was 4-for-5 with a double and three runs scored in an 8-4 victory over Chaffey on Feb. 2. ... Threw two shutout innings in relief, striking out two, in an 11-1 win over Rio Hondo on Feb. 16 as he and four other pitchers combined on a six-hitter. ... Went 2-for-4, doubled and drove in two runs in a 5-2 win over San Diego Mesa on March 13. ... Pitched one-hit shutout ball with three strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings in a 10-4 victory over San Joaquin Delta on March 20. ... Allowed one run in 2 1/3 innings as the Comets won 9-8 at Grossmont on March 27. ... Doubled to drive in two runs in a 10-9 win over San Diego City College on April 10. ... Pitched two innings without allowing an earned run vs. Pacific Coast Conference Southwestern on April 26. ... Threw three innings of no-hit, shutout ball against Cuesta, the No. 2 seed in the Southern California playoffs, to help send the game to extra innings on May 10 before tiring in the 10th.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Played four seasons at Fallbrook and was first-team All-Avocado League, second-team All-North County, team MVP and team Defensive Player of the Year.

(Updated as of June 7, 2009)

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