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Palomar College
1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2480
FAX (760) 761-3512
Athletic Director:
John Woods

4th 30-win year in row for 32-11 Comets

Palomar failed to win a fourth straight Pacific Coast Conference baseball championship, but still went 32-11. It's the fourth straight season the Comets, who lost all but one position starter and its top two starting pitchers from their 2000 team, have won at least 30 games. Palomar freshman left fielder Kyle Floquet was voted to the All-State second team and All-Southern California first team by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association. Five Palomar players made first-team all-conference – Floquet, freshman catcher Jake Guzman, freshman second baseman Ralphie Marin, sophomore pitcher Eric Human and sophomore relief pitcher Paul Sweeney. The Comets, ranked No. 5 in Southern California at the conclusion of the regular season, went 20-5 in the conference and finished in second place, one game behind eighth-ranked Grossmont. Palomar won 20 of its last 23 regular-season games. The Comets won three of five meetings with Grossmont.

To Meet the Team, CLICK HERE. Then click on a player's name for his photo and bio. To Meet the Coaches, CLICK HERE. For final 2001 statistics, CLICK HERE. To contact head coach Bob Vetter, please CLICK HERE.

Comets 5th in final regular-season poll

California Community College Baseball Coaches Assn. Final Regular-Season Rankings: 1. Santa Ana 32-9; 2. Riverside Community College 36-6; 3. L.A. Harbor 32-6-1; 4. Saddleback 31-10; 5. (Tie) PALOMAR 32-9 and Cuesta 29-10; 7. Glendale 28-10; 8. Grossmont 33-8; 9.; Cypress 28-14; 10. Citrus 28-8; 11. (Tie) Orange Coast 23-16 and Cerritos 23-14; 13. Allan Hancock 30-10; 14. Chaffey 24-10-1; 15. L.A. Pierce 23-16.

2001 Baseball Schedule and Results

(32-11 Final Record)

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

RESULT

RECORD

CONF.

PALOMAR INVITATIONAL

 

Fri

Feb 2

Cochise (Arizona)

Home

L 7-4

(0–1)

 
NOTABLE: KYLE FLOQUET 2-for-5; JON FLEMING 2-run single; MARK ENGLE 4 strikeouts in 2 innings pitched
Sat Feb 3 Canada Home W 6-5 (1–1)  
NOTABLE: RALPHIE MARIN 3-5, double, 2 RBIs; KYLE FLOQUET 2-4, double; STEVE GUTHRIE 2-4; WP BRIAN GIRGENTI 5 IP, 2 hits, 0 runs
Sun Feb 4 Los Angeles Pierce Home W 6-5 (2–1)  
NOTABLE: JAKE GUZMAN 2-3, double, 4 RBIs; KYLE FLOQUET double, RBI; WP JOE SINTETOS 1 IP, 0 runs

CYPRESS GUARANTY CHEVROLET CLASSIC

 

Thu

Feb 8

Golden West

Away

L 8-7

(2–2)

 
NOTABLE: RALPHIE MARIN 2-5; GABE BESSEY 3-run pinch-hit double
Fri Feb 9 Saddleback Away L 11-4 (2–3)  
NOTABLE: SKIP ADAMS 2-5, double, 2 RBIs; RALPHIE MARIN 2-3; JUSTIN JENNINGS 2-3; JASON WONDERLICH 2-4

PALOMAR TOURNAMENT

Fri Feb 16 Irvine Valley Home W 4-0 (3–3)  
NOTABLE: ERIC HUMAN 4-hit shutout, 8 strikeouts; RALPHIE MARIN 3-4, double; SKIP ADAMS 2-3, double; STEVE GUTHRIE 2-3, double, SB
Fri Feb. 16 Irvine Valley Home W 5-3 (4–3)  
NOTABLE: SKIP ADAMS 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; PAUL SWEENEY Save No. 2
Sat Feb. 17 College of the Siskiyous Home W 16-15 (5–3)  
NOTABLE: JAKE GUZMAN 4-5, home run, 3 doubles, 3 RBIs; SKIP ADAMS 4-4; RALPHIE MARIN 3-4; STEVE GUTHRIE 2-5, HR, triple, 5 RBIs
Sat Feb. 17 College of the Siskiyous Home W 15-1 (6–3)  
NOTABLE: ASHLEY DUNLAP, MATT WOYCHAK & PAUL SWEENEY combined on no-hitter; JUSTIN JENNINGS 3-3, triple, 3 RBIs; CLIFF HINKLE 2-5, 4 RBIs

CYPRESS GUARANTY CHEVROLET CLASSIC (Cont.)

Tue Feb. 20 Long Beach City College Away W 10-4 (7–3)  
NOTABLE: KYLE FLOQUET 3-4, double, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, SB; SKIP ADAMS 3-6, double; STEVE GUTHRIE 2-3, triple; JAKE GUZMAN double, 3 RBIs
Tue Feb. 20 Cypress Neutral L 6-4 (7–4)  
NOTABLE: RALPHIE MARIN 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; CARLOS BALDERAS 2-3, double, RBI

NONCONFERENCE

Wed Feb 21 Orange Coast Home W 10-6 (8–4)  
NOTABLE: STEVE GUTHRIE 3-4, double; CARLOS BALDERAS 2-4, double, 3 RBIs; SKIP ADAMS 2-5, double 2 RBIs; 1st Calif. loss for Orange Coast
PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE
Sat Feb. 24 Southwestern Away L 5-4 (8–5) (0–1)
NOTABLE: STEVE GUTHRIE 2-5, 2 double, RBI; CLIFF HINKLE 2-3, RBI; JUSTIN JENNINGS 2-4, RBI
Fri March 2 San Diego City College Away W 9-5 (9–5) (1–1)
NOTABLE: WP BRIAN GIRGENTI 2 2/3 ShO relief inn.; JESSE SCHMIDT 3-4, 3 RBIs; KYLE FLOQUET 2-4, double, SB JAKE GUZMAN 2 doubles
Sat March 3 Grossmont Home W 6-0 (10–5) (2–1)
NOTABLE: WP ERIC HUMAN shutout; RALPHIE MARIN 3-5; STEVE GUTHRIE 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; SKIP ADAMS 2-5, double; JUSTIN JENNINGS 2-3
Thu March 8 Southwestern Away W 6-1 (11–5) (3–1)
NOTABLE: WP JON FLEMING 8 IP, 1 hit, 0 runs; JAKE GUZMAN 3-5, double; GABE BESSEY 2-4; SKIP ADAMS double; JUSTIN JENNINGS 2 RBIs
Mon March 12 San Diego Mesa Away W 10-3 (12–5) (4–1)
NOTABLE: JUSTIN JENNINGS 2-4, triple, 4 RBIs; RALPHIE MARIN 2-5, double; SKIP ADAMS 2-4; MARK ENGLE & PAUL SWEENEY 4 shutout relif inn.
Tue March 13 San Diego City College Home L 10-1 (12–6) (4–2)
NOTABLE: STEVE GUTHRIE 2-4, RBI SB
Wed March 14 Imperial Valley Away W 17-3 (13–6) (5–2)
NOTABLE: JAKE GUZMAN 4-6, HR, triple, double, 4 RBIs; RALPHIE MARIN 4-5, 3 RBIs; JUSTIN JENNINGS 4-5; WP JON FLEMING 7 IP, 2 ER
Thu March 15 San Diego City College Home W 5-0 (14–6) (6–2)
NOTABLE: KYLE FLOQUET 3-3, 2 RBIs, SB; JAKE GUZMAN 2-3, 2 doubles; pitchers ASHLEY DUNLAP, BRIAN GIRGENTI and PAUL SWEENEY shutout
Tue March 20 San Diego Mesa Home W 9-4 (15–6) (7–2)
NOTABLE: KYLE FLOQUET 2-3, 2 doubles, RBI, 2 SB, HBP; GABE BESSEY 2-4; RALPHIE MARIN 2 RBIs; WP ERIC HUMAN 5-hitter, 9 strikeouts
Thu March 22 San Diego Mesa Away W 4-3 (16–6) (8–2)
NOTABLE: JUSTIN JENNINGS 4-5, RBI; KYLE FLOQUET 2-4, RBI; WP ANDY MARTIN 6 IP, 4H, 1 R, 5 strikeouts; PAUL SWEENEY 0 R Save No. 4
Fri March 23 Southwestern Home W 8-2 (17–6) (9–2)
NOTABLE: KYLE FLOQUET 3-4, double, SB; JESSE SCHMIDT 2-4, triple; RALPHIE MARIN & SKIP ADAMS 2 hits ea.; WP BRIAN GIRGENTI 7 2/3 IP, 0 R
Sat March 24 Grossmont Away W 10-4 (18–6) (10–2)
NOTABLE: KYLE FLOQUET 3-4, 3 RBIs, walk, SB; JAKE GUZMAN 2-5, double, RBI; CLIFF HINKLE 2-3, walk, HB; WP JON FLEMING 8 IP, 3 ER
Tue March 27 Grossmont Home W 4-1 (19–6) (11–2)
NOTABLE: WP ERIC HUMAN 9 IP, 0 ER; JAKE GUZMAN 2 RBIs; RALPHIE MARIN & SKIP ADAMS doubles; STEVE GUTHRIE triple
Thu March 29 Imperial Valley Away W 14-3 (20–6) (12–2)
NOTABLE: STEVE GUTHRIE 4-5, HR, double, 4 RBIs; CLIFF HINKLE 3-5, HR, 3 RBIs; JAKE GUZMAN 2-4, HR, double; WP JON FLEMING 8 IP, 1 ER
Sat March 31 Imperial Valley Home W 15-6 (21–6) (13–2)

NOTABLE: CLIFF HINKLE 2-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs; JAKE GUZMAN 2-4, double, 2 RBIs; RALPHIE MARIN 2-3, 2 RBIs

Tue April 3 Southwestern Home W 9-2 (22–6) (14–2)

NOTABLE: GABE BESSEY 3-4, HR, double, 3 RBIS; JUSTIN JENNINGS 3-4; KYLE FLOQUET 2-4; RALPHIE MARIN 2-4; JAKE GUZMAN 2-5, double, RBI

Thu April 5 Southwestern Away L 2-0 (22–7) (14–3)

JAKE GUZMAN 2-3; KYLE FLOQUET double to run hitting streak to 11 games; Palomar win streak snapped at 10 games

PALOMAR EASTER SERIES

Tue April 10 Mt. SAC Home W 7-4 (23–7)  
STEVE GUTHRIE 3-4, HR, double, 2 RBIs; WP BRIAN GIRGENTI (6-0) 2 2/3 inn. of 1-hit, shutout relief; PAUL SWEENEY 5th save

Tue

April 10

Moorpark

Home

W 3-2

(24–7)

 
CLIFF HINKLE HR for GWRBI with 2 out in B9; WP MARK ENGLE 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R; KYLE FLOQUET runs hit streak to 13 games with his 19th and 20th SB

Thu

April 12

Golden West

Home

W 15-4

(25–7)

 
JESSE SCHMIDT 4-4, 2 HR, 6 RBIs; KEITH ALBRIGHT 3-4, double, RBI; STEVE GUTHRIE 3-5, double, RBI; JAKE GUZMAN 3-5, double, RBI

NONCONFERENCE

Fri April 13 Golden West Away W 8-3 (26–7)
CLIFF HINKLE 3-run HR; RALPHIE MARIN 2-5, 2 doubles; JUSTIN JENNINGS 2-3; KYLE FLOQUET 2-4, runs hit streak to 15 games

PACIFIC COAST CONFERENCE

Tue April 17 San Diego City College SDSU W 3-2 (27–7) (15–3)
KYLE FLOQUET 2-4, double to drive in winning run, runs hit streak to 16; JESSE SCHMIDT HR; WP ERIC HUMAN 8 IP, 0 ER; PAUL SWEENEY 6th Save.
Thu April 19 San Diego City College Home W 4-0 (28–7) (16–3)
STEVE GUTHRIE 2-run HR; KYLE FLOQUET runs hit streak to 17; JON FLEMING and PAUL SWEENEY 5-hit shutout
Mon April 23 San Diego Mesa Home W 9-2 (29–7) (17–3)
SKIP ADAMS 3-4, 2b, 4 RBIs; ANDY MARTIN, JOE SINTETOS, BRIAN GIRGENTI and PAUL SWEENEY combined on 5-hitter.
Tue April 24 San Diego Mesa Away W 4-0 (30–7) (18–3)
MARK ENGLE and MATT WOYCHAK 4-hit shutout; RBI singles in 4-run eighth inning by JUSTIN JENNINGS, RALPHIE MARIN, KYLE FLOQUET and JAKE GUZMAN
Thu April 26 Grossmont Home L 4-3 (30–8) (18–4)
CLIFF HINKLE 4-for-4, double, RBI; JUSTIN JENNINGS 2-2
Sat April 28 Grossmont Away L 5-4 (30–9) (18–5)
SKIP ADAMS single, sacrifice fly, 2 RBIs; KYLE FLOQUET and JUSTIN JENNINGS spectacular catches; BRIAN GIRGENTI 2 scoreless, one-hit relief innings
Tue May 1 Imperial Valley Away W 6-0 (31–9) (19–5)
STEVE GUTHRIE 2-5, inside-the-park HR, 3 RBIs; KYLE FLOQUET 2-3, double, sac fly, RBI; SKIP ADAMS HR; MARK ENGLE and 5 relievers 4--hit shutout
Thu May 3 Imperial Valley Home W 6-3 (32–9) (20–5)
RALPHIE MARIN 3-5, 2 doubles, RBI; JESSE SCHMIDT 2-4, RBI; SKIP ADAMS 2-4; WP JON FLEMING (8-1) 5 innings of 2-hit, shutout ball in relief

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE REGIONALS

Fri May 11 Cypress Neutral L 12-5 (32–10)  

KYLE FLOQUET 2-3, walk; JAKE GUZMAN double, 2 RBIs

Sat May 12 San Bernardino Valley Neutral L 8-7 (32–11)  

JESSE SCHMIDT 2-4, double, 3 RBIs; CARLOS BALDERAS 2-for-5, 2 doubles; KYLE FLOQUET 2-4, RBI, stolen base, walk

Pacific Coast Conference Standings

(Final Including Postseason)

 

Conference

 

All Games

 
 

W

L

W

L

Grossmont

21

4

34

10

Palomar

20

5

32

11

Southwestern

15

10

23

17

San Diego City College

9

16

17

19

Imperial Valley

7

18

16

24

San Diego Mesa

3

22

9

28

Roster

No.

Name

Pos.

B/T

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Last School(s)

Signed With

1

Skip Adams

SS

R/R

5-11

185

So

La Cueva HS (Albuquerque, N.M.) / Univ. of Texas

Florida International

2

Justin Jennings

OF

B/L

5-8

145

So

San Marcos HS

Concordia

4

Jesse Schmidt

OF

B/R

6-1

190

Fr

La Costa Canyon HS

(Returns in 2002)

6

Mark Engel

P

L/R

5-10

200

Fr

Ramona HS

(Returns in 2002)

7

Jacob Guzman

C

R/R

6-1

210

Fr

Santana HS

Kansas City Royals

8 Gabe Bessey 1B L/L 6-3 215 Fr Fallbrook HS  

9

Ralphie Marin

2B

R/R

5-10

170

Fr

Carlsbad HS

(Returns in 2002) 

11

Kyle Floquet

OF/SS

R/R

5-10

160

Fr

Granite Hills HS

(Returns in 2002)

12 Ashley Dunlap P L/L 6-4 200 So Ramona HS / Saint Mary's San Francisco St.
13 Brian Jones P R/R 6-1 165 Fr Univ. of San Diego HS / Loyola Marymount  
14 Joe Sintetos P R/R 6-0 185 Fr Vista HS (Returns in 2002)
15 Cliff Hinkle 1B/2B B/R 5-10 175 Fr Linfield HS (Temecula) (Returns in 2002)

16

Eric Human

P

R/R

6-1

205

So

San Marcos HS

San Diego St.

17

Carlos Balderos

OF

R/R

5-11

175

So

La Costa Canyon HS

 

19

Matt Woychak

P

L/L

6-2

180

So

San Pasqual HS

Point Loma Nazarene

20

Steve Guthrie

3B

R/R

6-3

195

So

Poway HS / U. of Texas

UC Irvine

21

Paul Sweeney

P

R/R

6-2

185

So

Orange Glen HS

Pittsburg (Kan.) St.

22

Keegan Moore

C

R/R

6-0

175

Fr

Carlsbad HS

(Returns in 2002)

24

Keith Albright

P/OF

R/R

6-3

195

Fr

Rancho Buena Vista HS

(Returns in 2002)

25

Chris Miller

P

R/R

6-1

175

Fr

York Community HS (Elmhurst, Ill.)

(Redshirting in 2002)

26

Andy Martin

P

L/L

6-3

180

Fr

Univ. of San Diego HS

 

29

Jason Wonderlich

OF/P

R/R

6-0

180

So

Vallivue HS (Caldwell, Id.) / Albertson College

Oklahoma Baptist

33

Brian Girgenti

P

R/R

6-3

220

Fr

Escondido HS

(Returns in 2002) 

35

Jon Fleming

P/1B

R/R

6-6

215

Fr

Valley Center HS

(Returns in 2002)

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