Summer (2015): Played for the Waynesboro Generals in the Valley League ... Posted a 1-1 record with four saves and a 0.54 ERA in 14 appearances on the mound ... Recorded 15 strikeouts in 16.2 innings of work.
Sophomore (2015): Became one of the Hatters' most reliable relief pitchers, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.64 ERA in 30.2 innings of work over 26 appearances ... After allowing a run in his opening appearance of the year against LaSalle (2/14) he did not allow another earned run over his next 15 appearances until surrendering a two-run home run at USF (4/15) ... That stretch covered 16.2 innings of work ... Earned his first collegiate victory against USF (3/31).
Freshman (2014): Saw action in nine games out of the bull pen ... Had no record and a 6.43 ERA in 7.0 overall innings of work ... Recorded an impressive 13 strikeouts in his limited time on the mound ... Only surrendered runs in two outings, three at Florida State (4/23) in a third of an inning, and two against USC Upstate (5/17), also in a third of an inning.
2013: Redshirted. Did not see playing time.
High School: Graduated from Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Florida in 2012 ... Led the Vikings to district, regional and 3A State Championships as a junior in 2011 ... The Team was also district and regional champions in 2012, and ended up 4A State Runners-Up ... The team's 29-3 record in 2012 was a school record ... In 2009 Bishop Verot won the district championship ... Named Under Armour Preseason All-American and Rawlings All-American Honorable Mention ... Finished in the Top 20% of his class ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Two-time Principal's List honoree ... Received the Economics Award and the French 4 Honors Award ... Member of the Fishing Club and the French Club.
Personal: Full name is Francesco Anthony Romano ... Was born on November 9, 1993 in Fort Myers, Fla. ... Is the son of Pasquale and Margie Romano ... Has one brother, Sonny (28) ... Is a Finance major.