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No. 21 – PAUL SWEENEY

PITCHER, UTILITY

<2001 ALL PACIFIC-COAST CONFERENCE FIRST-TEAM RELIEF PITCHER>

B/T:R/R

6-2, 185, Age 21, Sophomore

Orange Glen High School, Escondido CA

Signed with Pittsburg St. (Kansas)

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Orange Glen H.S. for former Palomar outfielder Bill Dunckel, graduating in 1998. ... Received team Hustle Award junior and senior years. ... Was starting right fielder for team that was ranked No. 9 overall in San Diego County at the end of the season..

1999 SEASON: Redshirted at Palomar.

2000 SEASON: Played first base and designated hitter for the Comets prior to being converted into a closer prior to the 2001 season.... Sweeney hit four home runs while appearing in 20 games and starting seven.

2001 SEASON: Named as the relief pitcher on the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team selected by conference coaches. ... Was one of the most effective closers ever at Palomar, appearing in 18 games and recording six saves. ... That total ties him for second on the all-time Palomar list with Chris Adams, who went on to pitch for the University of New Mexico. ... Only Jerry Stafford, who went on to pitch for San Diego State and in pro ball, had more saves in a season, nine. ... Sweeney struck out 23 and walked seven, two of those walks intentionally, in 19 innings. He compiled an ERA of 2.37 on the season and a conference ERA of 2.31. ... His saves came against Canada on Feb. 3, Irvine Valley on Feb. 16, San Diego City College on March 13, San Diego Mesa on March 22, Mt. SAC on April 10 and San Diego City College on April 17. ... He's considered a strong Division I prospect.

SIGNING: Signed with Pittsburg St. (Kansas). Also was recruited by Chico St. and UC Irvine.

PERSONAL: Born April 27, 1980 in San Diego. ... Carries a 3.0 grade-point average. ... Son of Barry and Linda Sweeney. ... Has two brothers, Chris (18) and Shaun (16). ... Chris is a 6-foot-5 senior pitcher / first baseman at Orange Glen.... Shaun is a 6-3 sophomore.

(Note: Updated Fall 2001. Player biographies aree updated weekly during the season.)

 

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