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August 6, 2014

Romanowski Advances to Second-Straight NYCBL Championship Series

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson baseball sophomore Alec Romanowski recently completed his second season in the New York Collegiate Baseball League as a member of the Oneonta Outlaws who advanced to the NYCBL Championship Series for the second-straight year.

Oneonta, the 2013 NYCBL champions, were swept by the Hornell Dodgers in the best of three format in a rematch of the 2013 series.

"I really liked the experience last year," Romanowski told Nate Discavage of PickinSplinters.com. "I like the coaches and the atmosphere of Oneonta."

Romanowski finished the regular season with a 2.97 ERA over 39.1 innings while surrendering just 13 walks, the fewest of any Outlaws' starter. He made seven starts during the season, posting a 2-2 record with 23 strikeouts.

A native of Endwell, New York, Romanowski started Oneonta's first playoff game against the Geneva RedWings, but left with the game tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth after allowing three earned runs on nine hits while striking out four.

In 2013, Romanowski appeared in five games with three starts for the Outlaws while posting a 2-0 record with a 3.20 ERA over 19.2 innings. He also struck out 13.

"I've definitely played against good experience in this league and had good coaches at Oneonta," Romanowski said. "I have two more years at Stevenson University and I'll graduate with a degree in chemistry and hopefully go to pharmacy school after that."

Romanowski was an All-Commonwealth Conference Second Team selection for the Mustangs in 2014, leading the team with with six wins and 72.2 innings while appearing in 11 games with a team-high 11 starts. He also ranked second on the team with a 2.72 ERA and 40 strikeouts.

Romanowski totaled a career-high nine strikeouts in a 5-3 win over Arcadia on April 11 before throwing all 11.0 innings in a 3-2 victory at Albright on April 26 in which he allowed just one earned run on six hits while striking out five.

 

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