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1140 W. Mission Rd.

San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1150 Ext. 2460
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Athletic Director:
John Woods

Game-by-Game summaries
GAME 1: Thursday, Jan. 30 ...

PALOMAR 4, L.A. Pierce 2 — Joe Ramos' double into the rightfield corner drive in 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning and gave the Comets a win over the Brahma Bills in their season opener in the Palomar Invitational. The Comets, trailing 2-0, tied the game in the sixth on back-to-back doubles by Sean Richardson and Jeff Cummings. Cummings led Palomar at the plate by going 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a single. Pitchers Robert Anaya, Charlie Watson and Joey Sintetos combined to throw a 7-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks. Watson threw 3 innings of 1-hit, shutout ball to record the victory. Sintetos struck out 2 battersas he came on in the ninth to record the save.

GAME 2: Friday, Jan. 31 ...

L.A. Pierce 6, PALOMAR 5— The Comets wasted multiple-hit games by Carlos Medina and Jeff Cummings and a dominant relief performance by freshman left-hander Travis Goset as they lost a time-limit game in the Palomar Invitational. Goset came on in relief to get the Comets out of a jam in the sixth inning and wound up retiring all 4 Pierce batters he faced, 2 on strikeouts. After Palomar closed a 6-3 deficit to 6-5 in the top of the eighth, Pierce's coach pointed out just as Gosset took the mound for the bottom of the inning that the game's 3-hour time limit had been reached. The plate umpire called the game at that point. Nick Pursell singled and Medina doubled to highlight the 2-run top of the eighth, when the Comets left the bases loaded. Medina went 3-for-4 and doubled twice to pace an 11-hit attack for the Comets. Cummings was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs. Scott Robinson had an RBI double.

GAME 3: Saturday, Feb. 1 ...

PALOMAR 16, Cochise (Ariz.) 14 — Carlos Medina went 3-for-5 with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs as the Comets rallied from a 13-5 deficit to beat the Apaches from Douglas, Ariz., in the Palomar Invitational. Medina, Aaron Garcia and Scott Robinson all slammed 2-run homers to highlight a 7-run sixth inning for Palomar. Mike Cerda went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Joe Ramos was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Robinson finished 2-for-5. Sean Richardson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Matt Guiliano went 2-for-6 with an RBI. Jeff Cummings and Niboyuki Hishinuma also drove in runs. Darren Muren, the son of former Palomar pitching star Donnie Muren, threw 1 2/3 innings in relief to pick up the victory in his first college appearance. Matt Murphy pitched the last 3 innings to record the save.

GAME 4: Sunday, Feb. 2 ...

Cochise (Ariz.) 9, PALOMAR 6 — The visiting Apaches from Douglas, Ariz., avenged a Saturday loss to the Comets as they won the Palomar Invitational. Scott Robinson slugged a two-run home run for Palomar, his second in 2 days, and Carlos Medina had a solo HR, his third in 2 days. Joe Ramos went 2-for-3.

GAME 5: Thursday, Feb. 6 ...

Saddleback 6, PALOMAR 5 — Scott Robinson slugged his 3rd home run in the last 3 games but the Gauchos scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Comets in the Cypress Guaranty Classic at Saddleback. Carlos Medina (3-for-5, double, stolen base), Robinson (2-for-4, HR, RBI) and Sean Richardson (2-for-4, double, sacrifice fly, RBI) paced an 11-hit attack for the Comets. Brian Robinson drove in Palomar's first 2 runs with a single in the second inning and a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Saddleback, trailing 5-2, sent the game to extra innings by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth. The Gauchos are 5-0 at home. The game took 3 hours, 45 minutes and was finished under the lights.

GAME 6: Friday, Feb. 7 ...

Golden West 16, PALOMAR 6 — The visiting Comets fell in their second game of the Cypress Guaranty Classic. Sean Richardson went 3-for-5 for Palomar with an RBI. Matt Guiliano and Joe Ramos each had 2 hits.

GAME 7: Saturday, Feb. 8 ...

Long Beach City College 4, PALOMAR 2 — Matt Gialiano went 3-for-4 with 3 steals on the road as the Cypress Guaranty Classic continued. Starting pitcher Brad Clipp gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings but lost on a pair of unearned runs.

GAME 8: Saturday, Feb. 8 ...

Cypress 14, PALOMAR 2 — The Comets dropped their final game in the Cypress Guaranty Classic on the road. Nobu Hishinuma was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. LSU transfer Jason Vargas pitched the Chargers past the Comets.

GAME 9: Thursday, Feb. 20 ...

Orange Coast 8, PALOMAR 7 — The Comets played for the first time since Feb. 7 after 5 straight rainouts and dropped a tough one to the visiting Pirates (9-4-1). Scott Robinson (3-for-5, double, RBI), Matt Guiliano (3-for-5, stolen base), Joe Ramos (2-for-5, 2-run home run) and Bobby Meyers (2-for-3) paced a 12-hit attack in defeat for Palomar.

GAME 10: Thursday, Feb. 20 ...

Golden West 18, PALOMAR 13 — The Comets dropped a wild nonconference decision on the road but showed signs of breaking out of their slump by scoring 11 runs in the eighth inning. Darren Bell slugged a grand-slam home run and Aaron Garcia, Michael Cerda and Kyle Thompson each had 2 hits in the inning as Palomar cut a 16-2 deficit to 16-13. Matt Guiliano went 4-for-6 for the Comets with a double, giving him 7 hits in the last 2 days. Golden West advanced to 11-3.

GAME 11: Saturday, Feb. 22 ...

Southwestern 5, PALOMAR 4 — The Comets lost their Pacific Coast Conference opener when the Jaguars scored the winning run on a wild pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning. Palomar starter Jon Fleming turned in a strong outing, giving up 1 run in 7 innings. Kyle Thompson and Sean Richardson each went 2-for-4 with a double for the Comets. Brian Robinson was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Aaron Garcia had a 2-run double to highlight a 4-run seventh inning that gave the Comets a 4-1 lead that they were unable to hold. Palomar will try to break out of its slump and even its conference record at 1-1 Tuesday when the Comets host Grossmont at 2 p.m.

GAME 12: Thursday, Feb. 27 ...

PALOMAR 15, Imperial Valley 5 — Sean Richardson went 5-for-6 with a grand-slam home run, a 2-run HR, a double and 8 RBIs as the Comets evened their Pacific Coast Conference record at 1-1 on the road. Joe Ramos went 3-for-5 with an HR, Scott Robinson went 3-for-4 with a double and Kyle Thompson went 2-for-5. Brad Clipp struck out 7 batters in 7 innings to pick up the win. The Comets, who were rained out against Grossmont on Tuesday, snapped an 8-game losing streak.

GAME 13: Monday, March 3 ...

PALOMAR 8, Grossmont 0 — Sean Richardson continued his red-hot streak, and Palomar got a combined 2-hit shutout from Jon Fleming and Charlie Watson in the Pacific Coast Conference win at home. Fleming (1-1, 12-3 for his Palomar career) pitched the first 7 innings, giving up 2 hits, striking out 10 and walking 3. Watson came on to pitch hitless ball in the eighth and ninth innings, striking out 4 and walking 1. Richardson went 3-for-4 with his third homer in the last 2 games, a 2-run shot to right field in the fifth inning. Brian Robinson went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Joe Ramos had a 2-run triple in the third.

GAME 14: Thursday, March 6 ...

PALOMAR 6, Southwestern 3 — The Comets scored 3 runs in the top of the 10th to win a Pacific Coast Conference game on the road. Brad Clipp pitched 3-hit ball over the first nine innings to record the victory, retiring 9 batters in a row at one point and 11 in a row later in the game. Charlie Watson set the Jaguars down 1-2-3 in the 10th to pick up the save. Aaron Garcia (3-for-4), Matt Guiliano (3-for-5) and Sean Richardson (2-for-3) all hit safely in the Comets' 3-run 10th.

GAME 15: Saturday, March 8 ...

PALOMAR 8, Southwestern 2 — Jon Fleming recorded his second pitching victory in six days and the Comets ran their baseball win streak to 4 games. Fleming pitched 2-hit ball over the first 8 innings. Carlos Medina (3-for-4) and Brian Robinson (2-for-3, home run, double, walk, five RBIs) paced a 12-hit attack for the Comets at the plate. It was the seventh straight game Palomar has pounded ot at least 10 hits. Joe Ramos and Scott Robinson each added a double and a single.

GAME 16: Tuesday March 11 ...

PALOMAR 9, Grossmont 0 — Robert Anaya pitched a complete-game 3-hitter as the Comets rrolled on the road Tuesday to take over the conference lead. Joe Ramos (3-for-5, home run, 2 RBIs), Kyle Thompson (3-for-4, double, RBI) and Sean Richardson (3-for-4) paced a 15-hit attack as the Comets hit in double figures for the eighth straight game. Matt Guiliano went 2-for-6 with an HR and Brian Robinson stayed red-hot by going 2-for-4 with a double. Shortstop Aaron Garcia made a spectacular defensive play to cut off a potential Grossmont resurgence in the bottom of the ninth inning. He went to his left to make a horizontal diving catch of a Frank Lopez line drive, jumped to his feet and threw to Robinson at first to double off the Griffins' Jeff St. Pierre. The Comets took over undisputed first place when San Diego City College was upset 4-3 by San Diego Mesa.

GAME 17: Thursday, March 13 ...

PALOMAR 11, Grossmont 10 — Palomar College spotted the defending Pacific Coast Conference champions a two-run lead on 2 unearned runs in the top of the 10th at Myers Field, then battled back to win in the bottom of the inning on on Jeff Cummings' RBI single to center field. Cummings, from Carlsbad High by way of San Jose State, went 3-for-6 with a double and 2 RBIs as Palomar banged out 18 hits. Matt Guiliano (3-for-6, RBI) and Sean Richardson (3-for-6, 3 RBIs) hit safely earlier in the inning. Joe Ramos, Scott Robinson, Kyle Thompson and Aaron Garcia also had multiple-hit performances as Palomar. The Comets were rained out of Saturday's game at San Diego Mesa.

GAME 18: Tuesday, March 18 ...

PALOMAR 15, Imperial Valley 1 — The Comets banged out 18 hits in remaining alone atop the Pacific Coast Conference. Joe Ramos (3-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI), Matt Guiliano (3-for-4), Sean Richardson (2-for-5, 3 RBIs), Kyle Thompson (2-for-3, double, 3 RBIs) and Scott Robinson (2-for-4, triple) had multiple-hit performances as Palomar ran its win streak to seven gamesThe game was called after 6 1/2 innings.

GAME 19: Thursday March 20 ...

PALOMAR 18, Imperial Valley 0 — The first-place Comets sent 16 players to the plate in the top of the first inning to score 12 runs on 12 hits and continued on to rock the host Arabs in a Pacific Coast Conference game. Palomar banged out 21 hits, including home runs by Brian Robinson, Joe Ramos, Carlos Medina, Sean Richardson and Kyle Thompson. Robinson, Ramos and Medina all homered in the 12-run first inning. Matt Guiliano went 4-for 5 with an RBI and Thompson was 3-for-5 with his homer and 2 RBIs. Ramos, Scott Robinson, Richardson, Medina, Brian Robinson and Mike Cerda also had multiple hits. Brad Clipp, Brendan McNamara, Darren Muren, Shawn Balteff and Thompson combined to throw a 1-hitter in a game halted after 7 innings.

GAME 20: Friday, March 21 ...

PALOMAR 6, San Diego City College 3 — The Comets got often-spectacular defense from shortstop Aaron Garcia and third baseman Matt Guiliano in support of pitchers Robert Anaya and Charlie Watson on Friday. In the process, the Pacific Coast Conference leaders ran their win streak to 9 games at Myers Field. Kyle Thompson went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Sean Richardson went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, Mike Cerda went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs and Guiliano went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Comets hit in double figures for the 12th consecutive game. Anaya pitched the first 6 innings to record the win and Watson notched his second save by throwing 2-hit ball over the final 3 innings.

GAME 21: Saturday March 22 ...

PALOMAR 5, San Diego Mesa 3 — The Pacific Coast conference leaders ran their win streak to 10 games and stretched their lead over second-place San Diego Mesa to 3 1/2 games behind Jon Fleming's complete-game seven-hitter at Myers Field. Joe Ramos went 3-for-4 for the Comets with a two-run homer in the first inning. He had 3 RBIs on the day. Scott Robinson went 3-for-4.

GAME 22: Tuesday March 25 ...

San Diego Mesa 7, PALOMAR 0 — The Pacific Coast Conference-leading Comets saw their 10-game win streak go by the boards on the road. It was Palomar's first loss since Feb. 22. Sean Richardson went 2-for-4 for the Comets in defeat. Palomar also saw its streak of 13 straight games hitting in double figures end.

GAME 23: Wednesday March 26 ...

PALOMAR 7, San Diego Mesa 3 — Bobby Meyers came on in relief with none out in the third inning and pitched 7 innings of -hit, shutout ball to pick up the win as the visiting Comets avenged a loss to Mesa on the road Tuesday that snapped a 10-game win streak. Palomar broke the game open with two runs in the seventh inning when Matt Gualiano (2-for-5) and Brian Robinson both tripled, the latter to drive in two runs. Aaron Garcia went 3-for-5 for Palomar with his 12th double and a steal. Kyle Thompson went 3-for-4, homered, stole a base and gunned down Mesa's John Rumsey, the PCC steal leader, from right field as Rumsey tried to score from second on a seventh-inning single.

GAME 24: Thursday March 27 ...

PALOMAR 5, San Diego City College 1 — There were 30 Major League scouts on hand to watch highly-touted San Diego City College pitcher Joe Woerman throw against Palomar on Thursday, but the Comets' Brad Clipp stole the show. Clipp pitched a three-hitter, striking out 12 and walking only one, as the conference-leading Comets notched their 12th victory in their last 13 games. The Comets drove Woerman from the game in the seventh inning, breaking a 1-1 tie when Joe Ramos drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Scott Robinson drove in another run with a single. Kyle Thompson and Matt Guiliano gave Palomar two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth with RBI singles. The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the top of the forth, but the Comets tied game in the bottom of the inning when Brian Robinson drove in a ground ball to the right side. The Comets advanced to 14-10, 12-2.

GAME 25: Saturday March 30 ...

San Diego City College 11, PALOMAR 8 — Matt Guiliano and Aaron Garcia combined to pound out 8 hits between them in a losing cause at Morley Field in San Diego. Guiliano went 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and 2 runs scored, while Garcia was 4-for-5 and scored twice. Michael Cerda went 2-for-3 with a double, and Scott Robinson had a double, sacrifice fly and 3 RBIs as the Comets wasted a 14-hit attack. The Knights, leading 8-6, broke the game open with 3 runs in the bottom of the eighth. Travis Goset came in to get the final out on a pickoff, but the damage had been done. The Comets scored twicein the top of the ninth, but the game ended with the tying run at the plate. Palomar still has won 12 of its last 14 games and leads second-place Southwestern, a 6-3 winner over Grossmont, by two games in the Pacific Coast Conference race.

GAME 26: Tuesday April 1 ...

PALOMAR 6, Souhwestern 3 — The Comets rocked Southwestern starter Eric Sanchez, the State leader with an ERA of 0.40 entering the game, for 6 earned runs in 7 innings as they opened up a 3-game lead in the conference race over the second-place Jaguars and a 4-game lead over third-place San Diego Mesa. Matt Guiliano (3-for-4, home run) and Scott Robinson (3-for-3, double, walk) led a 12-hit attack for Palomar. Joe Ramos and Jeff Cummings added two hits each.Starter and winner Robert Anaya picked off 2 Southwestern runners to help protect Palomar's lead. Bobby Meyers came on to throw 2 innings of shutout relief and Kyle Thompson came in from left field to get the final out of the game as he recorded a save.

GAME 27: Thursday, April 3 ...

PALOMAR 12, Souhwestern 9 — The Comets opened up a four-game lead in the Pacific Coast Conference race over the Jaguars and San Diego City College, who are tied for second, with eight games to play. They rallied from a 6-0 deficit to do it. Carlos Medina, returning to the lineup after a shoulder injury, went 3-for-4 with his fifth home run and three RBIs as the Comets won for the 14th time in their last 16 games. Aaron Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double, Jeff Cummings went 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI and Joe Ramos was 2-for-3 with a two doubles and an RBI. Charlie Watson, the second of four Palomar pitchers, picked up the victory. Kyle Thompson moved from left field to the mound in the ninth and recorded his second save in three days.

GAME 28: Tuesday, April 8 ...

PALOMAR 14, Grossmont 10 — The Comets downed the defending confernce champions on the road. The game was not as close as the final score would indicate as the Comets led 14-4 in the ninth inning. The Comets, who lead the pack by 4 games with 7 conference games to play, pounded out 18 hits off 4 Grossmont pitchers, led by Joe Ramos (4-for-5, double, RBI) and Sean Richardson (4-for-6, double, RBI, steal). Matt Guiliano had a double and a single, driving in 2 runs. Scott Robinson had 2 singles and 2 RBIs. Kyle Thompson contributed 2 singles and an RBI. Carlos Medina slugged his sixth home run. Joey Sintetos came on with 2 on and 2 out in the bottom of the ninth to record his second save. Palomar (17-11, 15-3 in conference) won for the 15th time in its last 17 games.

GAME 29: Thursday, April 10 ...

PALOMAR 12, Grossmont 9 — The first-place Comets pounded out 15 hits, including 4 home runs, to win their season series from the defending conference champions 5 gaves to 0. Scott Robinson went 3-for-4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs. Carlos Medina went 3-for-5 with an HR and 3 RBIs. Joe Ramos went 2-for-4 with a homer, triple and 2 RBIs. Sean Richardson and Brian Robinson each added 2 hits.

GAME 30: Saturday, April 12 ...

PALOMAR 7, Imperial Valley 0 — The Comets continued to close in on their fourth Pacific Coast Conference baseball championship in six years at Myers Field as Brad Clipp (5-2) took only 1 hour and 56 minutes to throw an 80-pitch, three-hit shutout. Sean Richardson went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs. Scott Robinson went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Third baseman Matt Guiliano made the defensive play of the day, charging toward the plate to field the bunt on a seventh inning squeeze play, then throwing home to get the runner and preserve Clipp's shutout. The Comets (19-11, 17-3), won for the 17th time in their last 19 games.

GAME 31: Wednesday, April 16 ...

PALOMAR 8, Glendale 3 — The Comets won the first game of a doubleheader at Myers Field as Scott Robinson went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base and Aaron Garcia was 2-for-3 with his 16th double of the season and an RBI. Kyle Thompson homered. Winning picher Robert Anaya (5-2) threw 6 innings of 2-hit, shutout ball, striking out 6.

GAME 32: Wednesday, April 16 ...

PALOMAR 10, Glendale 3 — Brian Robinson went 4-for-5 with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 RBIs as the Comets (21-11) won to sweep a doubleheader from the visiting Vaqueros. Joe Ramos went 2-for-5 with a double. Scott Robinson went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Matt Guiliano went 2-for-5. Sean Richardson homered. Winning pitcher Jon Fleming (5-2), Travis Goset and Kyle Thompson combined on a 7-hitter, striking out 13. Fleming struck out 8 batters in 7 innings. Goset struck out the side in the eighth. Thompson struck out 2 batters in the ninth. Palomar ran its win streak to 7 games and has won 19 of its last 21 games

GAME 33: Thursday, April 17:

Glendale 6, PALOMAR 5 — Scott Robinson went 2-for-5 with his seventh home run and 3 RBIs but the Comets saw their win streak snapped at 7 games. Sean Richardson went 2-for-4 with two doubles. Joe Ramos was 2-for-5. Charlie Watson, Darrren Muren and Shawn Balteff all had scoreless relief appearances. The Comets, ranked No. 6 in Southern California, fell to 21-12.

GAME 34: Thursday, April 24:

PALOMAR 18, San Diego Mesa 5 — The Comets won for the 20th time in their last 22 games to clinch the undisputed Pacific Coast Conference championship, their fourth conference title in the last six years. Matt Guiliano went 4-for-7 with a double and an RBI to pace a 20-hit attack. Joe Ramos drove in 5 runs with his eighth home run, a double and three walks. Brian Robinson went 3-for-4 with an HR, a double, 3 RBIs and 2 walks. Sean Richardson went 3-for-6 with a double and 2 RBIs and gunned down 2 runners, including PCC steal leader John Rumsey, attempting to steal. Jeff Cummings and Aaron Garcia added 3 hits each, and Kyle Thompson hit a tape-measure HR over the scoreboard and the street behind the leftfield fence to highlight a 10-run ninth inning for the Comets. Starter Jon Fleming pitched the first 6 innings, giving up only an unearened run to run his record to 6-2. Bobby Meyers came on in the bottom of the seventh with 2 runners on and the Comets leading 8-5 and wound up picking up the save.

GAME 35: Saturday, April 26:

PALOMAR 12, San Diego Mesa 4: The Comets, who previously clinched its fourth Pacific Coast Conference baseball championship in the last six years, pounded visiting San Diego Mesa on Saturday for its 21st victory in its last 24 games. Aaron Garcia went 3-for-4 with his 17th double of the season, a total that leads the conference and ranks Garcia No. 3 in the State. Scott Robinson went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs and a walk. Joe Ramos stole home in the fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie. Centerfielder Sean Richardson, third baseman Matt Guiliano and first baseman Brian Robinson made spectacular defensive plays. Justin Lehr and Kyle Thompson each pitched a shutout relief inning in relief of starter and winner Robert Anaya (6-2).

GAME 36: Tuesday, April 29: San Diego City College 10, PALOMAR 4: Joe Ramos went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI and Matt Guiliano was 2-for-4 but the Comets were upset by the Knights at Morley Field in San Diego.

GAME 37: Wednesday, April 30: PALOMAR 20, Imperial Valley 0: Charlie Watson threw the first 4 innings, stopping the Arabs without a hit to pick up the win, as the Comets rolled on the road. Watson, Brian McNamara, Joey Sentetos and Mike Kearney combined on a 2-hitter, while Sean Richardson led Palomar at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a double, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Joe Ramos went 2-for-2 with an RBI, Mike Cerda went 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs and Kyle Thompson went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

GAME 38: Thursday, May 1: PALOMAR 12, San Diego City College 0: Scott Robinson went 3-for-5 with a second-inning grand-slam home run and Jon Fleming, Robert Anaya and Kyle Thompson combined to throw a 5-hit shutout as the Comets closed the regular season with their 23rd win in their final 27 games. Sean Richardson went 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs, Aaron Garcia went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and Thompson went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Fleming pitched 3-hit ball over the first 6 innings, striking out 7.

Southern California Regionals — Round One at Myers Field

GAME 39: Friday, May 9: PALOMAR 14, East Los Angeles 8: Leadoff hitter Matt Guiliano went 5-for-5 with a double, an RBI, 4 runs scored and 2 stolen bases as the Comets opened Southern California Regional play in the California State Community College Tournament with a victory. Joe Ramos (2-for-4, 3 RBIs) and Carlos Medina homered. Jeff Cummings went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Aaron Garcia went 3-for-4 with a double and Brian Robinson went 3-for-5 with a double. Jon Fleming picked up the pitching win with relief help from Charlie Watson.

GAME 40: Saturday, May 10: Santa Ana 3, PALOMAR 0: The Dons' Matt Lincoln, expected to be a high draft pick in June, shut out the Comets on a 4-hitter. Palomar had runners in scoring position in each of the first 3 innings before Lincoln took control of the game. Palomar trailed 1-0 behind a strong pitching performance by Robert Anaya into the eighth inning. Matt Guiliano went 2-for-4 for the Comets with a double.

GAME 41: Saturday, May 10: PALOMAR 11, College of the Desert 7: Scott Robinson's towering 3-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning helped power the Comets past the Foothill Conference champions and into the Regional championship game. Robinson wound up going 3-for-4 with the home run, a triple and 5 RBIs and also made a crucial running catch in right field. Joe Ramos went 4-fof-4 with a double, an RBI and 4 runs scored. Mike Kearney picked up the pitching win in relief and Kyle Thompson pitched the ninth inning, retiring the Roadrunners 1-2-3.

Championship

GAME 42: Sunday, May 11: Santa Ana 6, PALOMAR 4: Freshman left-hander Travis Goset, who had pitched only 11 2/3 innings all year, started and turned in a gutty performance Sunday to carry the Comets into the ninth inning with a 4-2 lead in the championship game of the Southern California Community College Regionals' Site D tournament at Myers Field. Gosset left the game with a 4-3 lead after a walk, single and two-base error, and the Dons rallied to win 6-4 and eliminate the Comets. Goset, trying to become the first Palomar pitcher to beat the Dons since Mark Ringkamp in the 1988 Regionals, retired the first 11 Santa Ana batters and gave up only 6 hits in 8 1/3 innings. Scott Robinson went 2-for-4 for the Comets and drove in 2 runs. Carlos Medina slugged a 2-run homer. Palomar ended the season 27-15.

 

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