The Comets have won six games in a row and are currently 13-2 in its conference. They won 6 out of the last 7 conference championships and winning again in 2014 will add to its dominating decade.
The Comets are running with full steam as we enter April with a season Record: 17-9 • Home: 7-4 • Away: 9-4 • Neutral: 1-1 • PCC: 12-2.
The Comets will be playing, the Southwestern College Jaguars, in the first conference game on Feb. 22 at 12pm.
The Comets need to turn things around because a 4-7 record is nothing to write home about. The Comets have played well against last season’s state champs and this year’s hottest team the Southwestern Jaguars. The two reasons the Comets win out the rest of the home stand.
The Jaguars are on a 10 game winning streak, only loosing to Antelope Valley in its first game.
Palomar has struggled in its first 11 games this season with a 4-7 record. However, Palomar beat the Jaguars in the Buttles Memorial Tournament, and held the State Champs (Cypress) to one run in the same tournament winning that game 2-1.
The time to turn things around will be now with home games on February 20 and February 22.
The Palomar Comets swept the Fullerton Hornets in a two game series, Feb 13 and 15, taking the first game 4-2 and the second 5-1.
Palomar’s Kamden Haglund (1-0) records first win, Michael Jordan (1) with the save and Fullerton’s Josh Bornste (1-2) records his second loss, as the Comets top the Fullerton College Hornets 4-2.
The Comets take the first game of the two game series against Fullerton College, last year’s state runner-up, at Myers Field. Palomar’s Dennis Morton (3b), Anthony Fernandez (rf) and Anthony Balderas (dh) each have an rbi in the game.
Both teams were scoreless in the first 3 1/2 innings but the Comets strike first in the 4th off of an Anthony Balderas sac fly.
Fullerton answers back in the top of the 5th, off a KC Huth (dh) single to left field, scoring Dakota Wix (cf). The Comets’ error earlier in the inning proved costly as the run was unearned.
Palomar answers back in the bottom of the 6th scoring 2 runs, one off of a Dennis Morton double, and the other off of an Anthony Fernandez single to center, to bring the score at 3-1.
Fullerton scores 1 in the 7th, off of a KC Hughs bunt to pitcher, but the Comets answer back on an error at 3b in their half of the 7th.
Palomar’s efforts prove to be enough, as the Hornets are shutdown in the 8th and 9th, giving the Comets their 3rd win of the season.
Palomar Comets (2-6) host Fullerton Hornets (5-1) on Thursday Feb. 13, 2014 at 2PM, then travel to Fullerton on Saturday Feb. 15 at 1PM. This is a big series for the Comets. Fullerton knocked them out of the playoffs last season.
The Comets are struggling to gain wins early in the season with a record of 2-6. This is a trend carried over from last year and the team is looking to turn it around. The top hitter on the team with a batting average of .323 is Dillan Smith. RBI leader with 3 is Dennis Morton. The starting pitching leader is Zach Wilkins with an ERA of 1.29. Michael Jordan has an ERA of 2.61 but opponents batting average is the least at .194. The best relief pitcher so far has been Anthony Balderas who has shutdown all opponents recording an ERA of .000.