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
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.
Friday, Jan. 31 ...
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.
Saturday, Feb. 1 ...
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.
Sunday, Feb. 2 ...
(Ariz.) 9, PALOMAR 6 The visiting
Apaches from Douglas, Ariz., avenged a Saturday
loss to the Comets as they won the Palomar
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
Thursday, Feb. 6 ...
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
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.
Friday, Feb. 7 ...
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
Saturday, Feb. 8 ...
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
Saturday, Feb. 8 ...
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.
Thursday, Feb. 20 ...
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.
Thursday, Feb. 20 ...
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
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.
Saturday, Feb. 22 ...
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.
Thursday, Feb. 27 ...
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.
Monday, March 3 ...
8, Grossmont 0 Sean
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
Robinson went 2-for-3 with a double
and an RBI. Joe Ramos had a
2-run triple in the third.
Thursday, March 6 ...
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.
Saturday, March 8 ...
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
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.
Tuesday March 11 ...
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.
Thursday, March 13 ...
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
Thompson and Aaron
Garcia also had multiple-hit performances
as Palomar. The Comets were rained out of
Saturday's game at San Diego Mesa.
Tuesday, March 18 ...
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
Thursday March 20 ...
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
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.
Robinson, Richardson, Medina, Brian
Robinson and Mike Cerda also had
multiple hits. Brad Clipp, Brendan
Balteff and Thompson combined to throw a
1-hitter in a game halted after 7 innings.
Friday, March 21 ...
6, San Diego City College 3 The
Comets got often-spectacular defense from
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
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.
Saturday March 22 ...
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
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.
Tuesday March 25 ...
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.
Wednesday March 26 ...
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
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.
Thursday March 27 ...
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.
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,
Saturday March 30 ...
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.
Tuesday April 1 ...
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
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.
Thursday, April 3 ...
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.
Tuesday, April 8 ...
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
(4-for-6, double, RBI, steal). Matt
had a double and a single, driving in 2 runs. Scott
had 2 singles and 2 RBIs. Kyle
contributed 2 singles and an RBI. Carlos
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.
Thursday, April 10 ...
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.
Saturday, April 12 ...
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
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.
Wednesday, April 16 ...
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.
Wednesday, April 16 ...
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
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
Thursday, April 17:
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
Muren and Shawn
Balteff all had scoreless relief
appearances. The Comets, ranked No. 6 in Southern
California, fell to 21-12.
Thursday, April 24:
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
Robinson went 3-for-4 with an HR, a double,
3 RBIs and 2 walks. Sean
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.
Saturday, April 26:
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).
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
Wednesday, April 30: PALOMAR 20, Imperial Valley
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.
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.
California Regionals Round One at Myers
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
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.
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.
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.
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.