Saw action in 35 games and made 25 starts in final season…Batted .213 with three doubles, one home run and 19 RBI…Made two starts at second base, 10 starts at shortstop and 13 starts at designated hitter…Recorded .357 on-base percentage and scored 18 runs…Served as one of top bats off bench…Totaled three multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games… Had first hit of season in start against Dartmouth (March 4), finishing 1-for-3 with two RBI…Scored two runs in win at NC State (March 10)…. Reached base in 20 straight games, beginning with win over Maine on March 15…Had first multi-RBI game of season in win over Duke (April 8)…Totaled three hits, three runs and four RBI in series victory over Blue Devils (April 8-10)…Went 2-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored in win over FAU (April 19)…Had two RBI in win at FIU (April 25)…Recorded only home run of season and finished with two runs and three RBI in win at Boston College (April 29)…Drew one walk in ACC Championship finale against North Carolina (May 27) in Louisville, Ky.
Served as team’s primary designated hitter for majority of season, seeing action in 54 games…Made 42 starts, including 39 at designated hitter…Started three games at second base…Batted .272 with three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 26 RBI…Hit .300 during ACC play and recorded a .403 on-base percentage against conference competition…Grand slam vs. Florida A&M (May 1) was one of two home runs during regular season…Became first Hurricane since Frank Fleizach (1998) to have first home run go for grand slam…Had career-high four hits against Rattlers in same game…Added three-run home run against Georgia Tech (May 8)…Batted .466 over second half of regular season entering NCAA postseason… Delivered game-winning hit in NCAA Regional Championship vs. Long Beach State (June 5) – two-out RBI single to advance Miami to next round of postseason…Batted .333 at College World Series (3-for-9) with one double and one RBI.
Spent two seasons at Indian River State College before transferring to Miami.
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Gateway HS in Kissimmee, FL…Won two Orange Belt Conference (OBC) championships at Gateway…Two-year member of all-conference team…Batted .352 over his four seasons at Gateway.
Parents are Roman and Martha Batista…Has two brothers, Roman Jr. and Ronny…Has one sister, Jadely…Brother Roman Jr. played four years in college and some professional baseball…Intends to major in sports administration.