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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Romano named Gatorade POY

Southington senior Sal Romano has been selected as the Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player of the Year.

Romano is now a finalist for Gatorade's National Baseball Player of the Year award, which will be announced in June.

Romano, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander, entered the state tournament with an 8-1 mark, 0.39 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 11 walks over 54 innings. He also batted .444 with two home runs and 24 RBIs.

A possible selection in next week's MLB Draft, Romano has signed on to play at the University of Tennessee.


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