On Sunday evening, Mikey Romero, ‘22, became the 21st Orange Lutheran baseball player to be drafted into Major League Baseball. Romero, a shortstop, was drafted by the Boston Red Sox as the 24th pick in the 1st round of the 2022 MLB Draft.
Romero played in all 30 Lancers games this past season, batting .372 with four home runs and 26 RBIs. His stellar season helped him earn 1st team All-County honors, 1st team All CIF-SS, and 1st team All-League.
In April, Romero participated in Orange Lutheran’s signing day, celebrating his commitment to LSU.
“I’ve had an unbelievably long relationship with Mikey, watching him grow, and I’m especially proud of him,” said head coach Eric Borba. Every day he comes to the ballpark or comes to the weight room; wherever it is, he leads by example. He’s the first one to reach out and support his teammates. His talent speaks for itself. Mikey, thank you for being a tremendous player, but an even better teammate.”
For more information on the Lancers baseball program, visit oluathletics.org or follow them on Instagram at @olu_baseball.
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Red Sox select California high school shortstop Mikey Romero at No. 24 overall in MLB Draft first round