Palomar Comets Baseball
LHP, So, 6-0, 170;
Temecula Valley (Temecula, CA), Class of 2003
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEAM:
Cypress College (Red-shirt)
Committed to Cal State Los
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.
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
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.
SEASON: Was the Comets' most effective
pitcher out of the bullpen before two spectacular
... 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
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.
SEASON: Red-shirted at Cypress College.
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
(Updated as of June 7, 2009)