Solid offensive and defensive catcher with a good arm who was SDSU's primary starter at the position last season ... Will continue in that role in 2013, likely sharing backstop duties with Brad Haynal. ... Competed for the Mystic (Conn.) Schooners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2012 ... Played during the summer of 2011 for the Quincy (ill.) Gems of the Prospect League ... Batted .282 with six doubles and 13 RBI for the league champion Gems ... Was named to the league's all-star team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2012
In addition to making 36 starts behind the plate, also made one appearance in left field ... Connected for a pair of hits in each of his first two collegiate contests (vs. Washington Feb. 18-19) ... Began season by hitting safely in four of his first five games ... Had 12 multiple-hit games during the season ... Season-high three hits came in win over TCU at the Mountain West Tournament (May 26) ... Also had a career-best four RBI in that contest ... Put together a 10-game hitting streak (March 27 to April 27) during which he batted .310 with eight runs scored and four runs batted in ... Was named to the all-tournament team at the Mountain West Championships (May 24-26) when he hit .471 (8-for-17) with seven runs scored and three runs batted in ... Also drew three walks for a .550 on-base percentage over that four-game span ... Was successful on his two steal attempts during the year (vs. Air Force and at TCU) ... Committed only three errors (256 chances) behind the plate for a .988 fielding percentage ... Did not have a miscue over his final 19 appearances ... Hit .260 in 13 conference contests.
Played two seasons at Chaffey Junior College under Coach Jeff Harlow ... Named to the all-Foothill League team both years and was a two-time conference Gold Glove recipient ... Team advanced to the Regionals each of his two seasons there ... As a sophomore batted .376 with eight doubles, two home runs, 21 runs scored, 16 runs batted in and a .444 on-base mark ... In his first year finished with a .329 average along with four doubles, a home run, 20 runs scored, 17 RBI and a .436 on-base percentage.
Earned four varsity letters as a baseball player at Norco (Calif.) High School ...Played there for Coach Gary Parcel ... A first-team all-Big 8 League selection as a senior after earning second-team accolades as a sophomore and junior ... Team captain ... Hit .349 as a senior with eight doubles, 6 home runs, 36 RBI and a .606 slugging percentage over 30 games ... During his junior season batted .259 with three doubles, two home runs, 22 runs scored and 15 RBI.
Jacob Matthew Romanski was born Dec. 22, 1990, in Riverside, Calif. ... Son of Andre and Sheila Romanski ...Brother, Joshua, played baseball at University of San Diego and is currently in the New York Yankees organization ... Enjoys ping pong, fishing and golf ... Favorite athlete is New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ... Was recruited by UC Riverside, Oral Roberts, Cal State Northridge and University of San Diego ... A criminal justice major at San Diego State ... Interested in a career as a firefighter or in law enforcement.