K-State hands OSU 3-2 loss
Rea homers twice, Hursh gets fourth win of season
OSU wins for first time in Springfield
OSU looks to move up from fifth in Big 12 standings
OSU heads to TCU this weekend
2012: Played in 24 games with 16 starts ... started 11 games at DH and five games at catcher ... first-career hit was a double at Cal Poly (2/18) ... collected first home run of career vs. Bowling Green State (2/26) ... was a career-best 3-for-3 vs. Alabama A&M (3/9).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Attended Solano College in Fairfield, Calif., for two seasons ... hit .348 with 16 doubles, five home runs and a .578 slugging percentage as a freshman ... as a sophomore, hit .331 with 13 doubles, one triple, five home runs and a .526 slugging percentage ... named first-team all-league both seasons as a catcher ... earned All-America honors as a sophomore ... helped lead Solano to league championships in his two seasons ... also recruited by UC Irvine and Wake Forest.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years at Armijo High School in Fairfield, Calif. ... named all-region once and honorable mention three times ... helped his team to a league championship in 2008.
PERSONAL: Majoring in universal studies ... born May 30, 1991 ... son of Carlos and Maria Romero ... has three siblings, Carlos, Luis and Laura ... favorite athletes are Yadier Molina and Carlos Beltran ... favorite baseball memory was hitting a game-winning grand slam in California JUCO playoffs.