SAN MARCOS, CA (January 12, 2016) – Members of the Palomar College Governing Board will cut the ribbon to officially open the College’s new baseball field on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the facility, located on the north end of the College’s San Marcos campus.

Immediately following a program of speakers and the ribbon cutting, guests will be given the opportunity to watch the season opening-day game, featuring Comets vs. College of the Desert, which is scheduled for 2 p.m.. Faculty, staff, students, administrators, public officials and guests will be in attendance.

Coach Buck Taylor’s Palomar baseball team has won five consecutive Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships. The 2016 team is ranked No. 2 in Southern California in the preseason. The Comets’ 2015 team was ranked second in the nation by Perfect Game USA entering the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship Final Four in Fresno. The Comets finished third in the state tournament behind champion Orange Coast College of Costa Mesa and runner-up San Joaquin Delta College of Stockton.

The new facility includes a natural turf field with a subsurface drainage system, artificial turf foul territory, stadium-chair seating for approximately 300 with additional upper seating on an artificial turf slope, seven full batting cages, five bullpen mounds, an elevated press box with a state-of-the-art PA system, and a designated warm up area with artificial turf.

The baseball field project was funded through Proposition M, a bond measure approved by voters in November 2006.



Media contacts:  Melinda Finn, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150 ext. 2365
Laura Gropen, Director, Public Affairs Office, 760-744-1150 ext. 2152
Tom Saxe, Athletics, 760-744-1150, ext. 2989