Palomar Comets Baseball
Fr, 6-5, 185;
Elsinore High School
(Wildomar, CA), Class of 2007
Born Aug. 13, 1988 in Fallbrook,
CA. ... Son of Mike and Kim Strong.
ACADEMICS: 3.0 student at Elsinore High
School. ... Undeclared major.
SEASON: All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable
mention. ... Appeared in 21 games, 20 as a
reliever and went 2-0with a 3.46 ERA. ... Struck out 41
batters and walked 14 in 39 innings. ...
Pacific Coast Conference games, Strong wwas 2-0 with a
2.31 ERA and 30 strikeouts compared with only six walks in
23 1/3 innings. ... Pitched a
one-hit, scoreless relief inning at Orange Coast on Feb.
11. ... Has scoreless relief appearances against
Imperial Valley (in a win on Feb.21) and San Diego Mesa
(in a win on Feb. 26). ... Recorded the pitching win in
relief as the Comets defeated Imperial Valley 12-3 on
March 7. Threw three innings of shutout ball, striking
out three. ... Recorded his second win on March 24 when
he allowed one run in three relief innings and struck
out three as Palomar defeated host Southwestern, who
came into the game ranked No. 1 in Southern California,
5-4 in 10 innings. ... Struck out five batters in three
innings, giving up one run on two hits, as the Comets,
ranked third in Southern California, topped No. 4
Grossmont 10-7 on the road to open a two-game lead in
the two teams' battle for first place. ... Pitched a
1-2-3 eighth inning, striking out one, to set up Casey Edelbrock's seventh save in a 4-1 win over Imperial
Valley on April 2. ... Struck out two batters in 2/3 of
a scoreless inning vs. Mt. San Jacinto on April 7. ...
Came back against the same team on April 9 to throw
three strong innings as the Comets pinned a 7-3 loss on
the Eagles, who entered the game with a 27-5 record and
a 12-game winning streak. Allowed one hit and struck out
two while throwing three shutout innings.... Pitched two
innings of no-hit, shutout relief 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. ... Came on to get the Comets out of a
seventh-inning jam at Southwestern on April 23, retiring
the only two batters he faced on foul pop-up and a
strikeout. ... Pitched two shutout innings, allowing one
hit, to set up Casey Edelbrock's school-record 10th save
on April 25 as Palomar, ranked No. 1 in Southern
California beat Southwestern 4-2 at Myers Field to
clinch the undisputed conference championship. ...
Combined with Bobby Shore, Aaron Edwards and Tyler
Grihalva to pitched a five-hitter as the Comets downed
Citrus 10-2 to begin a two-game sweep of the Owls as the
teams began the Southern Cal Regionals with a best-of-3
series.... Pitched in relief in three of Palomar's four
Super Regional games. ... Pitched a shutout inning vs.
Santa Ana on May 16 and came in to get the third out in
the seventh inning as the Comets defeated Long Beach
City College 7-3 later the same day.
2008 SEASON: Red-shirted at Palomar.
SCHOOL BASEBALL: Was a two-year varsity letterman at
Elsinore. ... All-CIF-Southern Section selection
(Updated as of June 7, 2009)