Position
Catcher
Height
6'2
Weight
213 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
Previous School
LSU-Eunice
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
B/T
R
High School
Catholic HS

2016 LSWA Second-Team All-Louisiana

Outstanding catcher with physical tools – strong body, powerful swing and excellent throwing arm … played two seasons (2016-17) at LSU after transferring from LSU-Eunice … played in 88 games (57 starts) during his LSU career, batting .270 (65-for-241) with 12 doubles, 10 homers, 53 RBI and 35 runs … transferred to LSU after playing two seasons on the JUCO level at LSU-Eunice, where he helped lead his team to the NJCAA Division II National Championship.

2017 Season
Played in 36 games (21 starts), batting .229 (22-for-96) with 3 doubles, one homer, 12 RBI and 11 runs … batted .308 (4-for-13) in series sweep at Alabama (April 27-29) with one double, two RBI and two runs … hit .400 (6-for-15) in a four-game stretch (April 4-9) vs. Grambling and Arkansas with one double, one homer and two RBI … 2-for-5 in the Tigers’ April 8 win at Arkansas with one homer, one RBI and two runs scored.

2016 Season
Played in 52 games (36 starts), batting .297 (43-for-145) with nine doubles, nine homers, 41 RBI and 24 runs … finished second on the team in homers and RBI … started 26 games at catcher and 10 at designated hitter … threw out 12 runners attempting to steal on the year … batted .280 (21-for-75) in SEC regular-season games with five doubles, six homers and 26 RBI … provided the go-ahead, pinch-hit single in top of 14th inning to break 4-4 tie vs. Florida in SEC Tournament (May 25); LSU went on to post a 5-3 victory … 3-for-4 in Game 2 of Tennessee series (May 14) with one homer, two RBI and two runs … unloaded a three-run homer on May 8 to lead LSU to a 7-1 win over Arkansas … hit .667 (4-for-6) in the Ole Miss series (April 28-30) with one double, one homer and six RBI … Romero was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Game 1, and he was 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI in Game 2 … produced two doubles and one RBI while scoring two runs in Miss. State series (April 22-24) … 4-for-6 in April 17 win at Missouri with one homer, four RBI and two runs … led LSU to a series victory at Auburn (April 4), batting .333 (4-for-12) with two doubles, two homers and seven RBI … Romero blasted a pivotal three-run homer in the seventh inning in Game 3, increasing LSU’s lead from 6-5 to 9-5 … he also launched a solo homer and an RBI double in Game 2 at Auburn, and he provided a two-run double in Game 1 … batted .750 (3-for-4) in two games vs. Cincinnati on season-opening weekend with one homer, four RBI and two runs scored … was the hero on two occasions during the Tigers’ 6-5, 12-inning victory in the season opener on Feb. 19 – he delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at 3-3, and he then lifted the Tigers to victory in the 12th with a two-out, walk-off single … launched his first career home run in LSU’s 12-4 win over Cincinnati on Feb. 21.

Prior to LSU
Played in 51 games in 2015 at LSU-Eunice, batting .321 with 13 doubles and six home runs … helped lead the Bengals to the NJCAA Division II national title … a 2015 Gold Glove winner at catcher in NJCAA Division II … batted .345 in 2014 at LSU-Eunice, catching 42 games … was voted the Bengals’ team captain … named the 2013 Louisiana Class 5A Player of the Year as he helped lead Catholic High to the state championship … batted .441 in 2013 at Catholic HS with eight homers and 16 doubles … graduated from high school with a GPA above 3.5.

Personal
Full name is Jordan David Romero … parents are Kenneth and Shelly Romero … father is a geologist, mother is a special education teacher … has an older sister, Mary Kathryn, a younger sister, Anne Marie, and a younger brother, Joseph … grandfather played football at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts … grew up attending LSU baseball games to watch his neighbor, former LSU and MLB star Ryan Theriot, play for the Tigers … on joining the LSU program – “Growing up in Baton Rouge, it has always been a dream to play for LSU in Alex Box Stadium. Being given the opportunity to wear LSU across my chest and play baseball is an honor, and I know I’m playing for my hometown, my family and the little kids I see in the stands that now want to be like me” … majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU … born June 6, 1994 in Baton Rouge.

Romero’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 vs. Ole Miss (4/13/17); at Missouri (4/17/16)
Hits: 4 at Missouri (4/17/16)
Runs Scored: 2 eight times; most recently at Arkansas (4/8/17)
Doubles: 2 vs. Mississippi State (4/24/16)
Triples: none
Home Runs: 1 10 times; most recently at Arkansas (4/8/17)
RBI: 4 at Missouri (4/17/16)

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