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.
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 1 p.m.. Faculty, staff, students, administrators,
public officials and guests will be in attendance.
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 second in the state
tournament behind champion Orange Coast College of
Costa Mesa and runner-up San Joaquin Delta College of Stockton.
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.