NAME: Drew Rom
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Perfect Game All-American
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'2"-185 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Ft. Thomas, Ky.
PARENTS: Mark & Gail
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Both Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Play baseball professionally or neuroscience research
One of the top-ranked high school baseball teams in the state, Highlands is led by senior Drew Rom, a Rawlings and Perfect Game Baseball All-American who this season was named pre-season all-state by the Kentucky state coaches association.
A three-year varsity starter, Drew, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder, is currently 5-4 on the mound with 70 Ks and a 2.10 ERA. He is hitting .324.
He is coming off an all-star junior campaign. On the mound, he was 9-3, striking out 117 batters while notching a 1.39 ERA. He also hit .377 at the plate with nine doubles, a homerun and a .511 OBP. He helped lead the Bluebirds to a third consecutive Ninth Region championship, including pitching the final five innings of the regional title-winning game. He pitched in all three Ninth Region tournament games and helped the Bluebirds become only the second Ninth Region team to win three regional titles in a row.
Drew's play last season earned many honors, including being named Northern Kentucky Player of the Year (Enquirer), NKY Div. II Player of the Year (Coaches) and 1st team all-NKY. Twice he has received all-region and all-state honors.
Drew was also a talented soccer all-star for three years, but did not play his senior season in order to concentrate on baseball. A great student with a 4.01 GPA, he will play baseball collegiately at the University of Michigan. His favorite athlete is Felipe Vazquez, favorite book is the Percy Jackson series, favorite movie is The Rookie and most-like-to-meet is Sandy Koufax.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Drew is an extremely dedicated athlete who loves to compete. Drew's competitive nature goes beyond the playing field as he is also a fantastic student. Drew is a very well rounded student-athlete."
— Jeremy Baioni, Baseball Coach
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