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#1 Jake Romano
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.
High School: Dundee-Crown
Experience: High School
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2014: Started 37 games in center field before missing the final 19 games due to injury … led the team with 13 steals in 21 attempts … hit .252 and drew 20 walks for a .349 on-base percentage … 13 of his 37 hits went for extra bases, including four triples (tied for the team lead) … posted 11 multi-hit games, racking up three hits on three separate occasions … six of those multi-hit games came in a seven-game stretch from Feb. 16-March 2 … was safe on his first eight stolen base attempts … went 3-for-4 with two steals at Belmont (2/21) … posted three extra-base hits (2 doubles, 1 triple) and scored three runs as part of a 3-for-5 effort against Canisius (3/14).

2013: Appeared in 34 games as a freshman, starting in all but two of them … voted the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year … batted a team-high .370 and contributed three doubles, three triples and 13 runs batted in …. led team in on-base percentage (.441) … placed fourth on the team in runs (31) … committed zero errors in the field … had a three hit game on two occasions, once against Eastern Kentucky (April 17) and once against Cincinnati (May 1) … scored two runs in a game six times, including scoring at least one run in all but nine games … recorded at least one hit in his last 18 games played, including nine two-hit games … had two stolen bases in one game against Buffalo on May 11 (game one).

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in baseball and two in basketball at Dundee Crown High School … served as baseball team captain for two seasons … batted a school record .511 enroute to all-state honors as a senior … selected All-Fox Valley Conference and all-area following his junior and senior seasons … helped his team to the regional championship in 2011.

PERSONAL: Son of Mike and Mary Kay Romano … born on Feb. 20, 1994 in Algonquin, Ill., … a sport management major.

 

YearAvg.gp-gsABRH2B3BHRRBITBslg%BBSOob%sb-attPOfld%
2013 .370 34-32 127 31 47 3 3 0 13 56 .441 15 22 .441 8-11 72 1.000
2014 .252 37-37 147 24 37 9 4 0 12 54 .367 20 27 .349 13-21 117 .975
2015 .262 12-11 42 7 11 1 1 0 2 14 .333 3 7 .326 3-6 21 1.000
TOTAL .301 83-80 316 62 95 13 8 0 27 124 .392 38 56 .383 24-38 210 .986
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