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Kiko Romero Named WCL Player of the Week for August 9-15

Monday, August 16, Portland, Ore. – West Coast League commissioner Rob Neyer announced this afternoon that Corvallis first baseman Kiko Romero of Central Arizona College had been selected as the league’s Player of the Week for August 9-15.

Romero went 5-for-10 with a double, triple, homer and 5 RBIs in the South WCLDS vs. Ridgefield. For the week, the left-handed hitting slugger was 8-for-22 with 7 RBIs.

For the summer, Kiko, a rising sophomore, hit .236 with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 homers and 22 RBIs. This past spring, Romero hit .322 with 10 homers and 60 RBIs for the Vaqueros.

Romero is the fifth Corvallis Knights player to earn weekly WCL honors this season, with future Oregon State infielder Travis Bazzana (Player of the Week), future San Jose State lefty Ethan Ross (Pitcher of the Week), future Stanford pitcher Ty Uber (Pitcher of the Week) and George Fox southpaw Sean Wiese (Pitcher of the Week) also being named.

Last night, the Knights advanced to the WCL Championship Series with their sweep of the Ridgefield Raptors. Their WCLCS opponent and schedule is to be determined.

Corvallis won the first and second half South titles and finished the regular season 37-11 in WCL play.

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