Wright State junior shortstop Mitch Roman was selected by the Chicago White Sox Saturday in the Major League Baseball draft. He was drafted in the 12th round with the 356th pick.
Roman (Fishers, IN/Hamilton Southeastern) was a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree in 2016 as he tied for the league lead in stolen bases with 26, was second with 84 hits and five triples, tied for second with 54 runs scored, was eighth with a .336 batting average. In league play, he hit .336 with 24 RBI and 27 runs scored.
Roman's four stolen bases at Elon on February 21 were the most by any league player in a game this season. He tied for the squad lead with 26 multi-hit games, including seven of three or more hits, and had the longest hitting streak of any Raider player in 2016 at 11 games.
A First Team All-League selection in 2015, Roman hit .339 that season with 41 RBI, 47 runs scored and 12 doubles. He was named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after hitting .429 with seven runs scored and to the NCAA Champaign Regional All-Tournament Team as he hit .375 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Roman is the third Raider drafted this weekend. On Friday, junior catcher Sean Murphy was selected by Oakland in the third round with the 83rd overall pick and senior pitcher Jesse Scholtens was chosen by San Diego in the ninth round with the 264th pick.
The three players drafted tie a program record. In 2008, WSU also had three selected in first baseman Jeremy Hamilton (Philadelphia Philles 5th round), shortstop Justin Parker (Arizona Diamondbacks 6th round) and outfielder Ross Vagedes (Chicago Cubs 35th round).