SCOREBOARD
RESULTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
BASEBALL
PCAC
at Imperial Valley College field
Palomar 19, Imperial Valley 1

WOMEN'S TENNIS
PCAC
at Mt. San Jacinto College courts
San Jacinto
Mt. San Jacinto 9, Palomar 0

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MARCH 24
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
39th Aztec Invitational (Day 1)
at Aztec Sports Deck
San Diego State University
First event, 9 a.m.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
PCAC
at Frazee Beach
Carlsbad
vs. Grossmont & San Diego Mesa, 10 a.m.

MEN'S, WOMEN'S SWIMMING
PCAC
at Wallace Memorial Pool
vs. San Diego Mesa, 1 p.m.

BASEBALL
PCAC
at Palomar College Ballpark
vs. Imperial Valley, 2:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL
PCAC
at Palomar College Field
vs. Mt. San Jacinto, 3 p.m.

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL
PCAC
at The Dome

vs. Grossmont, 6 p.m.

BRIEFLY

COMETS WIN A 5-WAY PCAC GOLF MATCH AT GARY PLAYER SIGNATURE COURSE

RANCHO MIRAGE  (3-23-2017) -- Jaime Sanz and Brad Cain shot 75s on Wednesday as Palomar won a five-way Pacific Coast Athletic Conference men's golf tournament at the Gary Player Signature Course at Westin Mission Hills GC.

The Comets went 4-0 against the other conference teams with a 379 score, followed by COD at 381, Mt. San Jacinto at 382, Cuyamaca at 389 and El Camino College at 391.

Tyler Cress and Patrick Gorman shot 76s for Palomar. Mitch Cannon carded a 77 and Ben Smith had a 90 for the throw-out score.

PC'S LOPEZ IS HONORED AS PCAC WOMEN'S ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

SAN DIEGO  (3-20-2017) -- Palomar utility player / right-handed pitcher Moriah "Mo" Lopez has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for all sports.

Lopez, a sohomore from San Jacinto Valley Academy in San Jacinto, had another big week for the defending champion and first-place Comets.

Along the way, Lopez solidified her batting stats (.515 average with 9 doubles, a triple, 5 home runs and a .909 sluggng percentage) and her pitching record (3-0).

She singled to drive in a run and pitched the final 3 innings to record the win in a 13-4, 6-inning mercy-rule victory over Grossmont.

Lopez came back with a key double to help the Comets hold off Imperial Valley's bewst team in history 3-1.

And she was 2-for-4, doubled and drove in 2 runs in a 6-5 non-conference loss to an El Camino College team that is 20-5 on the season.

Lopez is batting .556 in conference, where she also owns an ERA of 0.64.

PC WINS FIRST SET 25-21 BUT CAN'T HOLD ON VS. SD MESA IN VOLLEYBALL

SAN DIEGO  (3-22-2017) -- Palomar won the opening set on the road vs. San Diego Mesa 25-21 in men's volleyball on Wednesday night before the Olympians came back to win the last three sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-20.

Chandler Matteson led the Comets with 10 kills and 5 blocks. Connor Bentley contributed 10 kills and 10 digs. Cory Large led in digs with 14.

MEN'S TEAM TOPS IVC 9-0 AS PALOMAR SPLITS IN PCAC TENNIS

IMPERIAL / SAN MARCOS  (3-21-2017) -- Palomar's men's tennis team blanked Imperial Valley 9-0 on the road on Tuesday to run its record to 11-5 on the season and 8-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Peter Trhac won again in No. 1 singles, sweeping 6-0, 6-0, and in No. 1 doubles, where he teamed with Kyle Lee to win 8-1.

Palomar's other winners were Le (6-2, 6-3 in No. 2 singles), Dean Vo (6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles), Eric Kuhlmann (6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles), Dorian Blanchard (6-0, 6-2 at No. 5 singles), Ricardo Campos (6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles), Vo-Blanchard (8-3 at No. 2 doubles) and Kuhlmann-Campos (8-0) at No. 3 doubles).

In women's tennis, Palomar lost to visiting Rio Hondo 6-3 in a non-conference match.

The Comets won at No. 1 singles (Veronika Kremennaya over Nicole Robbins 6-4, 6-0) and No. 2 singles (Chihiro Nishijima over Jess Diaz 6-3, 6-3). Summer Aguirre pulled out a close win over Ruth Arciniega at No. 3 singles. Aguirre won the first set 6-4 then lost the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6. The Match was decided when Aguirre won the super tiebreaker 10-4. 

COMETS SPLIT WITH SANTA BARBARA IN MEN'S, WOMEN'S TENNIS

SAN MARCOS  (3-17-2017) -- Palomar split with visiting Santa Barbara City College in tennis on Friday, with the men winning 9-0 and the women's team dropping a 7-2 decision.

Peter Trhac won 6-4, 6-0 in No. 1 singles for the PC men and teamed with Kyle Lee to win 8-1 in No. 1 doubles.

Other winners for the Comets in the men's match were Le (6-4, 6-4 at No. 2 singles), Dean Vo (6-2, 6-3 at No. 3), Eric Kuhlmann (6-3, 6-3 at No. 4), Dorian Blanchard (6-1,l 6-0 at No. 5), Ricardo Camos (6-3,l 6-0 at No. 6), Kuhlmann-Campos (8-6 in No. 2 doubles) and Vo-Blanchard (8-0 in No. 3 doubles).

Palomar is 10-5 on the season.

For the Palomar women, Veronika Kemmennaya defeated the Vaqueros' Laura Berther 6-3, 7-5 in No. 1 singles after trailing 3-0 in the first set. Chihiro Nishijima gave the Comets their other win, 2-6, t6-2, 10-6 over Lesly Delira at No. 1 singles.


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BASEBALL: Palomar 19, IVC 1

Comets roll up Arabs, move into PCC lead

IMPERIAL (3-23-2017) -- Palomar rolled up Imperial Valley for the second time in three days on Tuesday, winning 19-1 on the road, and moved into first place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference along the way.

Conor McKenna (left) went 3-for-4 with a triple and a double and Ryan Semon (right) retired all 11 batters he faced in relief, striking out 8, to up his win-loss record to 6-0. The Comets advanced to 18-6 overall and 10-1 in conference.

Palomar, which hosts IVC on Friday at 2:30 p.m. moved into a tie for first place with Grossmont, which lost 18-7 Thursday at Mt. San Jacinto. San Diego Mesa, which like the G-House was undefeated in conference but had played three less games, lost at San Diego City College 6-2 and dropped into third.

Cameron Haskell slugged his sixth home run, a 2-run shot over the rightfield fence in the first inning, also doubled and wound up going 2-for-4.

Jordan Gardner, who contributed a bases-loaded triple, and Ryan Hartin each drove in 3 runs for Palomar, which has won 5 straight games and 12 of its last 13. Gardner went 1-for-2 and also was hit by a pitch and walked, while Hartin was 2-for-2.

Juwan Maxwell tripled, Grant Buck doubled and Joey Cooper, Carl Schwettmann, Gabe Willes, Jared Montoya and Marco Young all singled as the Comets knocked out 17 hits.

Starter Connor Zelwski, Semon, Andrew White, Davin Castro and Travis Marinshaw combined to pitch a 3-hitter and the Arabs' only run was unearned.

Semon struck out the side in the fourth inning and also retired IVC in order in the fifth and the sixth, in eac cases with 2 strikeouts and a fly ball. Semon lowered his ERA to 0.80, third lowest in Southern California and fourth in the state. His 6 wins tie him for third in the state.

BOX | SEASON



BASEBALL ALUMNI: Major Leagues

LIST OF EX-COMETS IN THE SHOW COULD GROW SOON AS ANOTHER PALOMAR ALUM CLIMBS HILL TOWARD REGULAR-SEASON ROSTER
   

TOP PHOTO: Former Comet Tim Hill walks off the mound after finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers for his first spring training save Friday on St. Patrick's Day. -- Photo Courtesy of Major League Baseball. ROW 2, LEFT TO RIGHT: Nick Vincent (Seattle Mariners) -- Internet Photo; Tyler Saladino (Chicago White Sox) -- Photo by Hugh Cox; James Hoyt (Houston Astros) -- Internet Photo

Hill looking to join Vincent, Saladino, Hoyt in show

SAN MARCOS (3-20-2017) -- Left-handed pitcher Tim Hill is bidding to join Palomar baseball alums Nick Vincent of the Seattle Mariners, Tyler Saladino of the Chicago White Sox and Jimmy Hoyt of the Houston Astros on a Major League regular-season roster as early as some point in the 2017 season.

Hill, a 6-foot-4 left-hander who pitched for the Comets in 2010 and was 10-2 with a 1.09 ERA on the Bacone College team out of Muskogee, Oklahoma that advanced to the NAIA World Series, pitched in Double-A in the Kansas City Royals farm system last season. He currently is with the Royals' Major League club as a non-roster invitee in spring training. 

Last Friday, he recorded his first Major League spring training save in the Royals' victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Hill won a battle with cancer in the Royals' minor league system two years ago.

VIDEO: HILL EARNS SAVE FOR ROYALS

 

BASEBALL: Palomar 24, IVC 4

ABOVE: Gabe Willes slides into third base during Tuesday's 24-4 victory over Imperial Valley at Palomar College Ballpark. -- Photo by Philip Farry. BELOW: Cameron Haskell, who hit for the cycle with a home run, triple, double, single and three RBIs

Haskell hits for the cycle as Palomar wins big

SAN MARCOS (3-21-2017) -- Cameron Haskell hit for the cycle on Tuesday as Palomar pounded visiting Imperial Valley 24-4 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game.

Haskell, who has signed with the University of Arizona, smashed a 2-run homer run over the rightfield fence at Palomar College Ballpark in the first inning to give the Comets (17-6, 9-1 in the PCAC) a 2-0 lead and never let up the rest of the afternoon.

He rollowed the HR with a triple in the second inning, a single in the fourth, a double in the fifth, a walk in the sixth and a bases loaded walk in the seventh. He finished with a 4-for-4 afternoon, 4 runs scored and 3 RBIs, before moving from designated hitter to third base in the top of the ninth.

Second baseman Gabe Willes also had a big day at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the bottom of the third, a double, 2 walks and an RBI groundball to the right side. For the game, he drove in 3 runs.

And the Comets also got home runs from Marc Sauceda, a grand-slam in the seventh inning, and Joey Cooper, who slugged a solo HR in his second at-bat for his second hit in the Comets' 8-run first inning and was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs for the game.

Austen Salcedo (2-for-3, double, 4 RBIs), Grant Buck (2-for-2 with a walk, a hit-by-pitch and a walk) and Marco Young (2-for-3), also had multiple hits as Palomar got to 4 IVC pitchers for 22 hits.

Juwan Maxwell tripled and drove in a run. Christian Colon doubled. Jared Montoya singled and added RBIs on a groundball and a sacrifice fly. Tristan King singled to drive in a run. Carl Schwettmann had a single and an RBI. And Conor McKenna singled and was hit by a pitch.

On the mound, starter Josh Sidney set the tone in the first inning by getting IVC's first 3 batters of the day on a groundout and 2 strikeouts. He finished with 5 strikeouts in 4 innings.

Palomar relievers Tanner Roberts (2-0), who picked up the win, Zach Wallace, Gerorge Chapman, Stephen Rausa and Jonathan Vizcaino were dominating as they each threw a scoreless inning, combining to allow 1 hit over the final 5 innings while striking out 7 to give the Comets' staff 12 K's for the day.

Wallace struck out all 3 batters he faced in the sixth inning, and Vizcaino also struck out 3 Arabs in the ninth.

The teams will play again on Thursday in Imperial at 2 p.m. before returning to Palomar College Ballpark to finish the series on Friday at 2:30 p.m. That game was moved up a day from its originally-scheduled Saturday date.  

 

MEN'S GOLF: Southern California Invitational

Host PC 9th among all 19 SoCal teams

OCEANSIDE (3-21-2017) -- Palomar hosted the biggest in-season community college men's golf tournament in decades, placing ninth in a field that included all 19 Southern California teams on Monday at El Camino Country Club.

The Comets finished right in the middle of the pack with a 404 team score, good for ninth place, at the Southern California Invitational. Coach Mark Halda's squad went 3-1 vs. other Pacific Coast Conference teams in the tournament, which also counted as a PCAC match.

Saddleback's Austin Briggs won with a 1-under 71 on the 6,840-yard course to take medalist honors. For the Comets, Jaime Sanz shot 78, Mitch Cannon 81, Max Wittmack 81, Brad Cain 82, Ben Smith 82 and Tyler Cress 83 for the throw-out score.

Saddleback won the tournament with a 377, followed by Orange Coast at 378, Riverside City College 380, Ventura 383, Cypress 385, Santa Barbara City College 391, Citrus 394, COD 396, College of the Canyons 400, the Comets at 404, Cuyamaca 408, Mt. San Jacinto 411, Irvine Valley 418, El Camino College 419, Mt. SAC 424, Glendale 425, Bakersfield 478, Victor Valley 487 and Antelope valley 496.

 

SWIMMING: Comets vs. G-House

Heimback wins twice on short rest in victory

SAN MARCOS (3-17-2017) -- With only one event between the two races, Palomar's Jordann Heimback (left) helped lift Palomar's women's swimmers to a 153-74 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference victory over Grossmont on Friday at Wallace Memorial Pool with wins in the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.

Heimback swam 5:37.37 in the distance freestyle event and 2:20.20 to win the IM by more than 17 seconds and added a third victory with a 2:18.33 in the 200 butterfly as Palomar advanced to 2-0 in the PCAC.

Connor Baine was a double winner in the men's meet, placing first in the 100 backstroike in 30.22 and the 200 backstroke in 2:11.37 but Grossmont won 136.5 to 103.5.

Michelle Jacob joined Heimback as a triple winner for the women's team, placing first in the 200 backstroke (1:08.06), the 200 breaststroke (2:34.67) and the 200 IM (2:20.20). The other women's victors were Sydney Thomas (2:09.51 in the 200 freestyle and 57.95 in the 100 free), Rebekah Blackburn (25.78 in the 50 freestyle) and Emma Peyton (2:42.07 in the 200 backstroke.

Blackburn, Gabriela White, Thomas and Nicole Lawton won the 200 freestyle relay with a 1:48.56.

The othe men's winners were Alex Nider with a 51.80 in the 200 freestyle, Zach Wagonis at 2:33.83 in the 200 breaststroke.

 

W. BASKETBALL: Coach of Year, All-State Tournament

Marshall State Coach of Year again; Hernandez honored

LIVERMORE (3-12-2017) -- For the second time in the last three seasons, Palomar's Leigh Marshall has been honored as California Community College Women's Basketball Coach of the Year, this time after guiding the Comets to a 28-3 record and spot in the state tournament semifinals.

The Comets, who fielded the shortest team in the State Tournament Elite Eight as Las Positas College, became both the first San Diego County women's basketball team and the first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference team to reach both the Elite Eight and the first to reach the Final Four in the state tournament.

During the regular season, Marshall's Comets rolled through the PCAC North Division undefeated to win the conference championship.

In addition, Palomar's 5-foot-1 sophomore guard Ariana Hernandez, facing much bigger opponents during both of her two seasons as a Comet, was selected to the All-State Tournament team. Hernandez is a product of Murrieta Valley High School.

 

 


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