Following a solid first season with Arizona Baseball, first baseman Kiko Romero has been named a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
After being recruited from Junior College power Central Arizona this past off-season, Tucson native Kiko Romero joined Arizona Baseball with the hopes of proving himself in his first collegiate season with the Wildcats.
And very quickly, the former Canyon del Oro standout took college baseball by storm, putting together a historic season by setting a single-season program record by batting in 89 RBIs and belting 21 home runs.
An absolute a force in the middle of the lineup head coach Chip Hale and the Wildcats, Romero finished his season by hitting an impressive .345 from the dish with 17 doubles and four triples to go along with his sterling .724 slugging percentage, and a .441 on-base percentage.
Overall, Kiko Romero was a major contributor for Arizona Baseball, and because of that, he was named a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
Although the season may be over for Arizona, the accolades are starting to roll in for the Wildcats, and making news on Tuesday, the Wildcats’ first baseman garnered some much-needed recognition as he was named a Second Team All-American.
Punctuating a solid junior campaign, Kiko proved to be one of the best in college baseball, and the sky is the limit in his immediate.
While it appears unlikely that Kiko will return for a senior season as he will undoubtedly be drafted; however, it was great seeing him flourish with Hale, and it will be interesting to follow what happens in the next couple of weeks.