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No. 2 – CLIFF HINKLE

<2002 ALL-PACIFIC-COAST CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM SECOND BASEMAN>

FIRST BASEMAN, SECOND BASEMAN

B/T:B/R

5-10, 173, Age 20, Sophomore

Linfield Christian High School, Temecula CA

COLLEGE SIGNING STATUS: Signed with Long Beach State on May 22 and transfered in Fall 2002

2002 SEASON: Voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team after batting .391 in conference play, trailing only Kyle Floquet. ... Batted .301 overall. ... Third on the team with five home runs and also drove in 20 runs. ... Turned in his best community college performance on April 4 when he homered from both sides of the plate, including a grand-slam shot in the second inning, in going 3-for-4 with seven RBIs against Southwestern. ... ... Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in a 10-8 win at San Diego Mesa on March 12 and was 2-for-4 with a grand-slam home run on March 19, which boosted the Comets to a 7-5 win over defending conference champion and current leader Grossmont. ... Also had multiple-hit games vs. San Diego City College on March 23, against Imperial Valley in the second game of a doubleheader when he was 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk, vs. San Diego Mesa on April 16, vs. San Diego City College on April 25 when he homered and doubled, and again vs. City College on April 27. ... In addition to his offensive performance, solidied the Comets defensively after winning the starting job at second base a month into the season.

2002 POSTSEASON: Went 2-for-5 with a double in the Comets' 15-14 Southern California Regional victory over Glendale on May 11, and went 2-for-3 in a loss to Glendale that evening that eliminated Palomar from postseason play. ... In three Regional games, went 4-for-10.

2001 SEASON: Along with Steve Guthrie, led the Comets in home runs with five and also drove in 25 runs. ... Hit .309 in conference games for the Comets with a .557 slugging percentage, third on the team trailing only Jake Guzman's .551 and Kyle Floquet's .462 in conference games. ... Homered twice during Easter week, hitting a left-handed shot over the right-center field fence with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Moorpark, 3-2, then delivering a towering HR from the right side three days later at Golden West. ... That HR, which scored Skip Adams and Keegan Moore ahead of him in the fourth inning, cleared a 30-foot screen behind the leftfield fence at the Rustlers' field and landed on the street. ... Also hit a grand-slam against College of the Siskiyous on Feb. 18, a solo shot against Imperial Valley on March 29 and a two-run HR vs. Imperial Valley two days later. ... Has had multiple-hit performances against Siskiyous on Feb. 18, vs. Southwestern on Feb. 24, vs. Grossmont on March 24, against Imperial Valley March 29 and 31, vs. Golden West on April 12 and vs. Pacific Coast Conference champion Grossmont on April 26, when he went 4-for-4.

HIGH SCHOOL: An All-CIF-Southern Section small schools selection at Linfield as a senior in 1999. ... Played for the Lions for coach John Martin.

PERSONAL: Born May 2, 1981 in Tampa, Fla. ... Son of Donna and Carl Hinkle. Brother of former Palomar third baseman Clint Hinkle. ... Has two brothers, Clint (24) and Michael (8). Also has four sisters -- Shelly, Donna, Margie and Sherry. Made the honor roll at Linfield. ... Lives in Temecula.

(Note: Updated 11/14/02. Player biographies are updated weekly during the season.)

 

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