Baseball Drops Series to Mt. San Jacinto

Ryan Semon (Photo by Hugh Cox)
Ryan Semon (Photo by Hugh Cox)

4/3/18---4/7/18

SAN MARCOS --- The Comets dropped both home games to the JAC to lower them to second place in the PCAC heading in to their bye week. It was a heartbreaker on Saturday as the Comets blew a 5-0 lead and ended up losing 9-6. There wasn't a lot of good that happened for the Comets this past week besides Kevin Moscoso collecting his first career homerun and Jake Thompson hitting his first career grand slam in back to back fashion.

Individually, the Comets struggled to get timely hits with runners in scoring position as they left almost 40 runners in scoring position in just three games. The scores may seem skewed as it shows the Comets scoring 30 runs in three games.

The Comets offense was led by Mitch Morales, Michael Galvan, and Jake Thompson. Morales went 4-for-9 with 5 RBIs, a double, 2 walks and scored 3 runs. Michael Galvan was 5-for-14 scoring 4 runs, with 2 RBIs, three walks, and a double bringing his average to .443 on the year. Jake Thompson was 3-for-11 with 4 runs scored, 5 RBIs, 4 walks, and a grand slam.

The Comets staff had an off-week coming off of a four game week the previous week as they gave up 37 hits, 28 runs (22 earned), and 17 walks in three games. It was an uncharacteristic week for the Comets as they fell behind in the count and didn't execute in key situations, as MSJC was able to capitalize on mistakes and free base-runners. One Highlight for the Comets staff is that they punched out 30 batters in 3 games averaging 10 strikeouts a game.

Heading in to their bye week, the Comets look to bounce back as they will return play with a non-conference game against LA Pierce, and resume Conference play against San Diego Mesa on Monday, April 16th, where the Comets and Mesa will battle it out for first place. The Comets look for help from Grossmont College as they match-up against Mesa this week, where Palomar hopes for the Griffins to deal a couple of losses to help Palomar in the standings of the PCAC. The Comets are now 21-12 overall and 13-5 in conference.