Playing it smart, on and off the field
Apr13

Playing it smart, on and off the field

Palomar Baseball player Dillan Smith started playing baseball when he was just 3 years old. His parents said the first thing he picked up was a plastic baseball bat. After trying every sport, he decided at age 10 that it was only baseball that really interested him. Smith, 19, has successfully mastered balancing school and his leadership role out on the diamond. “He is pretty much a coaches’ dream,” Head Baseball Coach Buck Taylor...

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Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel
Apr01

Comets vs. Eagles: a pitching duel

The Palomar College Comets shutout the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles 4-0 to preserve its first place standing in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference on March 22. The highlight of the game was the strong pitching performance of Palomar’s Emilio Esquibel as he baffled Eagles hitters all afternoon long en route to his fourth victory of the season. He would finish the day having allowed six hits while striking out two and walking one....

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Baseball vs San Diego City College March 25
Mar27

Baseball vs San Diego City College March 25

[Show picture list] Palomar beat San Diego City College 6-1 on March 25 to improve their conference record to...

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Baseball vs Mt. San Jacinto College: March 18
Mar19

Baseball vs Mt. San Jacinto College: March 18

[Show picture list] Palomar’s baseball team beat Mt. San Jacinto 5-1 on March 18 at Myer’s...

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Coaches offer opportunity, not scholarships
Mar10

Coaches offer opportunity, not scholarships

  So how do Palomar coaches convince young adults to come play sports at Palomar College; especially, when they have no scholarships to offer and outdated facilities that drive away spectators? Answer: opportunity. Coaches at California community colleges are not allowed to offer scholarships based on the bylaws of the California Community College Athletic Association, and the California Master Plan for public education. The main...

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Catcher sets aside the major leagues
Mar05

Catcher sets aside the major leagues

Francis Christy was drafted straight out of high school into major league baseball but turned down the offer to attend college and improve as a player. Originally from Petaluma, Calif., 18-year-old Christy has been playing baseball for 13 years.   When he was five his father enrolled him and his brother in several sports including basketball and soccer. His brother chose basketball whereas Christy found his passion in baseball....

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