Today’s Interview: Stefen Romero

The LumberKings split last night’s doubleheader in Wisconsin after falling 5-0 in game one.  Stefen Romero powered the offense with a 2-for-4 performance including his second home run in the last three games and a career-high three RBI.  That was more than enough to back right-hander Forrest Snow, who bounced back from his eight-run debacle at Kane County to toss his first career complete game.  Snow earned his first professional win with a run on five hits over 7.0 innings, and the Kings won, 6-1.

Highlights from Game 2:

I’ve already chatted with Snow about a six-inning no-hit bid this season, so it’s time to talk with Romero for the first time.  Seattle’s 12th round pick out of Oregon State University has had a somewhat long road to his first professional season, having missed last year with right elbow issues.  He’s back to 100% now and is swinging the bat well in the middle of the Clinton order. 

Listen Here:  Romero Interview 4.30.11

Starting Lineups:

LumberKings (6-16):  Shaver Hansen/2B, Julio Morban/RF, Tim Morris/DH, Stefen Romero/LF, Mickey Wiswall/1B, Matt Cerione/CF, Ramon Morla/3B, Marcus Littlewood/SS, Steven Baron/C, George Mieses/RHP

Wisconsin (7-11):  Nick Shaw/2B, Reggie Keen/CF, Cody Hawn/1B, Mike Walker/DH, Greg Hopkins/3B, TJ Mittlestaedt/LF, Tyler Roberts/C, Carlos George/SS, Franklin Romero/RF, Jimmy Nelson/RHP

The LumberKings will try and secure just their second series victory in a Saturday afternoon game against the Timber Rattlers.  First pitch is at 1:05 PM, listen online at 1390kcln.com.

-DL

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