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Palomar Comets Baseball 2009

MATT STROM

NO. 17 / LHP, So, 6-0, 170; BATS: Left: THROWS: Left

HOMETOWN: Temecula, CA

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL: Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA), Class of 2003

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEAM: Cypress College (Red-shirt)

4-YEAR COLLEGE TEAM: Committed to Cal State Los Angeles.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 14, 1984, in Artesia, CA. ... Son of Tim and Denise Strom. ... Has one brother, Eric, and one sister, Heather.

ACADEMICS: Carried a 2.9 grade-point average at Temecula Valley High. ... Has a 2.8 grad-point average at Palomar as a Business major.

2009 SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention. ... Finished the year 4-1 with a 3.18 ERA, 54 strikeouts and 19 walks in 65 innings.. ... Was 2-0 with a 2.94 ERA, 29 strikeouts and 13 walks for 33 2/3 innings in Pacific Coast Conference games. ... Gave up one run on five hits in in seven innings in beating Fullerton 3-2 on Feb. 5. ... Allowed two runs on five hits in six innings on Feb. 12 in a win over Los Angeles Pierce. ... Surrendered two runs in five innings, striking out five and walking one, but wasn't involved  in the decision in a win at Imperial Valley on Feb. 21. ... Limited Southwestern, the runner-up in the 2008 state tournament, to one earned run on four hits in five innings on Feb. 28 as the Comets won 5-3 on the road. ... Struck out seven batters in four innings, giving up an unearned run, in a 12-3 win over Imperial Valley on March 7. ... Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Imperial Valley on March 31. Allowed two unearned runs on three hits to record the victory as the Comets won 25-2. ... Was a hard-luck loser in a 4-3 loss to Mt. San Jacinto (26-5) on April 7 when he threw 6 2/3 strong innings, giving up four hits, striking out seven and walking two. ... Beat Southwestern 4-2 on April 25 at Myers Field as the Comets clinched the outright Pacific Coast Conference championship. Allowed one run on two hits over six innings.... Started and was the winning pitcher on May 16 as the Comets downed Long Beach City College 7-3 in the Palomar Super Regional. Scattered six hits in 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs.

2008 SEASON: Was the Comets' most effective pitcher out of the bullpen before two spectacular late-season starts. ... Led the team with an ERA of 0.91 (best single-season mark in Palomar history) and 41 strikeouts and seven walks in 39 1/3 innings. ... Compiled a 1.12 ERA for Pacific Coast Conference games with 22 strikeouts and five walks in 24 innings. ... All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention. ... Pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out four, against San Bernardino Valley on Feb. 9. ... Came on to pitch a scoreless eighth inning at Grossmont on Feb. 28, helping preserve the Comets' 8-6 victory. ... Pitched 2 1/3 innings of shutout relief ball against Pacific Coast Conference leader Southwestern on March 1. ... Shut out San Diego City College over 1 1/3 innings on March 8 as Palomar won 4-2. ... Came in to get a double-play groundball to get the Comets' out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the seventh inning of a 13-4 win at San Diego Mesa on March 11. ... Gave up his first run of the season in a three-inning relief stint vs. Orange Coast on March 19. Left the game in the ninth inning in favor of a right-hander to pitch to a right-hander with a runner on first, one out. The run scored later in the inning. Struck out five Pirates and walked none after coming on with runners at second and third and one out in the sixth and getting the Comets out of the inning on a strikeout and grounder back to the mound.... Pitched 2 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run in 7-5 victory over Grossmont on March 25. ... Threw 2 1/3 innings of one-hit, scoreless ball in a 6-2 road win over San Diego City College on April 8, striking out three. ... Finally got his first start on April 19 at Grossmont and stopped the heavy-hitting Griffins in their tracks with seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits while striking out five and walking none. Grossmont scored six times in the bottom of the eights, after Strom left the game, eventually winning 11-6 as he notched the win. ... Pitched into the seventh inning before leaving the game with a 3-1 lead against Pacific Coast Conference champion Southwestern on April 26. Had a four-hitter going through six innings and wound up with five strikeouts and no earned runs. Was charged with two runs that scored after he left the game. ... Pitched Palomar's first complete-game shutout since 2006 on May 6 as the Comets downed Santa Barbara City College 3-0 on his four-hitter to begin the Southern California Regionals. Struck out 10 and walked none.

2004 SEASON: Red-shirted at Cypress College.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Was an all-league first-team selection and first-team All-Southwest League pick at Temecula Valley, where he threw a pair of no-hitters. ,,, Lettered as a sophomore, junior and senior under coach Rich Emerd. ... High school teammate of former Comet left-handed pitcher Travis Goset.

(Updated as of June 7, 2009)

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