TUSCON, Ariz. -- Miami outfielder Jake Romano has been to the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Baseball Team, Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced today. Romano is the second RedHawk named to the team in as many years, following 2012 selection Matt Honchel.
Romano, the MAC's Freshman of the Year in a vote of league coaches, led Miami with a .370 batting average, registering 47 hits in 127 at-bats. He had six extra-base hits -- three doubles and three triples -- to hold a .441 on-base percentage and registered multiple hits on 17 occasions. He finished the 2013 season with an active 18-game hitting streak.
A native of Algonquin, Ill., he played in 34 of Miami's 56 games, but missed 14 games with a knee contusion suffered during the spring trip to Florida in March.
In MAC play, Romano hit .323 with one double and one triple. He was successful on five of eight stolen base attempts and did not make an error in 43 chances.
Romano was feature on ESPN SportsCenter during the year, making a diving catch against Dayton that ranked fourth on the Top Ten Plays of the Day.