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35 JON FLEMING
225, Age 20, SOPHOMORE
Center High School,Valley Center CA
an injury redshirt after sufferiring a
season-ending elbow injury, before undergoing
successful surgery after the season. ... Had a
3-0 record and ERA's of 3.27 on the year and 2.25
in the Pacific Coast Conference but because of
the injury didn't have any appearances after Feb.
28, when he beat PCC champion Grossmont on the
road. ... Struck out 27 and walked only 10. ...
Threw seven innings of five-hit, one-run ball
Feb. 8 at Golden West but left the game without
getting a decision. ... His other wins came on a
seven-inning, four-hit performance against Irvine
Valley on Feb. 16, when he struck out eight, and
vs. Imperial Valley on Feb. 23 when he scattred
six hits and didn't give up an earned run in
seven innings, and also struck out eight. ... Was
a pre-season All-PCC selection by San Diego
County College Baseball.
a spot in Palomar's starting rotation early on
and finished the season 8-2 with a 3.47 earned
run average, 42 strikeouts and 22 walks. ...
Owned a 2.91 ERA entering the postseason. ...
Fleming's victories came over Long Beach City
College, Southwestern, Imperial Valley,
Grossmont, Imperial Valley again, Golden Wes, San
Diego City College and Imperial Valley in the
final game of the regular season when he threw
five innings of two-hit, shutout ball in relief.
... He teamed with Paul Sweeney to shut out San
Diego City, 4-0, on April 19. ... Fleming
finished the Pacific Coast Conference season with
a 6-1 record and a 1.74 ERA, which was third best
in the conference trailing only Grossmont's Jared
Hemus (1.36) and Palomar teammate Eric Human
(1.73). ... Offensively, Fleming slugged a home
run in the second inning for the first run of a
March 3 game as the Comets went on to pin a 6-0
loss on eventual conference champion Grossmont.
... Honorable mention on the All-Pacific Coast
is the first Valley Center High alum to play
baseball for Palomar and he arrives with
outstanding credentials. Fleming, who played for
former Comet outfielder Bill Dunckel for the
Jaguars, was the 2000 Valley League Player of the
Year and led Valley Center to the 2000 CIF-San
Diego Section Division III championship game. ...
The Jaguars were 16-0 in league play . ... Was a
two-time all-league pick and an All-North County
selection (as selected by the North County Times)
. Fleming batted .366 as a junior with four home
runs and 21 RBIs and also was 4-2 pitching. As a
senior, he hit .360 with one HR and 3 RBI's ----
and was 6-1 pitching. Fleming also was a two-time
all-leaguie pick, Player of the Year as a senior
and All-North County selection in basketball,
where he averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds as a
junior, and 30 points and 20 rebounds as a
senior. ... He played in both the Jack Taylor
County All-Star Game in baseball and was MVP at
the North County All-Star Basketball Game. ...
Finished fourth in the state in basketball
scoring as a senior, and topped 1,000 points for
his high school career.... Attended Orange Glen
his freshman and sophomore years before Valley
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 27, 1982 in
La Jolla. ... Son of Wesley Fleming and Laura
Kendall. ... Has one brother, Brian Fleming
(16).... Carried a 3.6 grade-point average in
high school, was listed twice in Who's Who of
American High School Students and had a score of
1,190 on his SAT. ... Lives in Valley Center.
11/1/02. Player biographies are updated weekly
during the season.)