Roger Tomas is Miami’s most experienced player with 131 career starts at shortstop, second base and designated hitter … a sure-handed infielder, Tomas is a career .295 hitter with a .952 career fielding percentage … 2006 Lincoln All-Regional Team … had a great fall and is always reliable in the field … led the team with 14 sac bunts in 2006 … had the least strike outs of any regular starter in 2006 (22) for the second-straight year … switch-hitter who can spray the ball to all parts of the field … always finds a way onto the field and gets the job done … can play second, third and short.outstanding work ethic and attitude … does not complain about injury or illness … went back to switch-hitting in 2006 after swinging from only the left side of the plate in 2005 … tied for the team lead with five triples as a sophomore … started a majority of the 2005 season at shortstop … struck out the least amount of times of any regular starter in 2005 (22) … took advantage of a chance to play everyday as a freshman at shortstop when Ryan Braun suffered a rib cage injury in 2004 … responded by starting the final 33 games of the season at shortstop and hitting .339 … named to the 2004 College World Series All-Tournament team … made only one error at shortstop over the final 23 games of the season … four-time all-county selection and two-time all-state pick in high school … UM’s first Dominican born baseball player .
2006 Linclon All-Regional Team …made 41 starts at shortstop, one at third base and one at second … one of the most-solid and consistent defensive players in the infield … played in 48 games and hit .283 with five doubles, a triple, three stolen bases, 28 runs and 16 RBI … had a .978 fielding percentage and did was errorless the last 18 games and 70 chances at shortstop … one of the most-effective bunters on the team, led the team with 14 sac hits and 16 total sacrifices … went 0-for-1 with a run scored against the Florida Marlins on 3/1. College World Series (6/17, 19-20): Went hitless at the CWS but reached base twice on a hit-by-pitch and walk … 0-1 and was hit by a pitch in Miami’s loss to Oregon State … walked and scored a run UM’s 12-1 win against Oregon State. Oxford Super Regional (6/10-12): Hit .400 with three runs, two RBI and two bunt singles … went 1-for-3 with a run, bunt single, sac bunt and sac fly in Game 3 … went 1-for-3 in Game 2 … singled, doubled and scored twice in Game 1 loss. Lincoln Regional (6/2-4): Earned All-Regional honors after hitting .273 (3-for-22) and recording seven putouts and 15 assists from the shortstop position … walked and scored a run and recorded seven assists in Regional Championship against Manhattan … went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in an 8-2 win against Manhattan … two of those hits were bunt singles … went 0-for-3 with a sac bunt in the Regional opener against San Francisco. ACC Tournament (5/24-26): Walked, was hit by a pitch and scored twice in the 7-4 loss to Georgia Tech … went 1-for-4 with a RBI single in the win against Wake Forest … was 0-for-2 with a walk in the tournament opener against Georgia Tech. at Georgia Tech (5/18-20): Walked and struck out in the series finale … laid down two sac bunts in UM’s 14-5 loss and did not have an official at bat … went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Miami’s series-opening win. vs. Wake Forest (5/12-14): Was 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI in the series finale … scored two runs and went 1-for-4 with a went 1-for-3 with a RBI and sac bunt in the second game of the series … sac fly RBI in the seventh inning of the series opener. vs. Wright State (5/5-7): Hit .615 in the series (8-for-13) with three runs scored and recorded 15 assists at shortstop … tied a career high with three RBI in the series finale and went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored … went 3-for-5 with two bunt singles in UM’s 14-1 win … went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in the series-opening win. at N.C. State (4/28-30): Was 5-for-12 in the series with a pair of RBI … hit a two-run double in the series finale to help Miami come back from a 6-0 deficit and take the series … went 1-for-4 in the 9-6 win … tied a season-high with three hits in the series opener, going 3-for-4 with a run scored. vs. Virginia (4/22-23): Started the final two games of the series at shortstop … reached on an error and scored in the series finale … went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the second game of the series. at Florida State (4/15): Had a pinch-hit single in his only plate appearance of the series. vs. North Carolina (4/8-9): Started the final two games of the series at shortstop … went 0-for-4 in the series finale … singled and laid down a sac bunt in Miami’s 9-7 win … was also caught stealing for the first time this season. vs. Clemson (4/2): Started the series finale at shortstop and went 1-for-3. at Maryland (3/24, 26): Started the series finale at shortstop … entered the first game of the series as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning and went flied out in his only at bat. at Duke (3/17): Went 1-for-4 with a run scored. vs. Manhattan (3/15): Went 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. vs. Fordham (3/14): Went 1-for-4 with a run scored. vs. Virginia Tech (3/11-12): Went 2-for-5 in the series, starting the final game at third base … was 2-for-3 with a run, RBI, walk and stolen base in the series finale … went 0-for-2 off the bench in the second game of the series. vs. Indiana (3/3): Went 0-for-3 in his only appearance in the series. vs. Bethune-Cookman (2/25-26): Started the final two games of the series at shortstop and went 2-for-7 with two RBI and two walks … was 1-for-4 with a run scored … hit a two-run triple in the second game of the series and scored a run. vs. Florida (2/17): Pinch-hit in the ninth inning and grounded into a game-ending double play. at UCLA (2/10-12): Went 1-for-4 in the second game, but left with a left shoulder injury in the eighth inning after making a diving stop at shortstop … went 0-for-3 in the series opener. vs. Winthrop (2/3-5): Combined to go 2-for-7 with a double and a walk at the plate in the series … went 1-for-3 in the first and second games before coming off the bench to pinch hit in the second game of the series-finale doubleheader. vs. FIU (1/28-29): Had a team-high six at-bats in the season opener and recorded three hits … stole one base and scored two runs … went 0-for-3 in the series finale.
Started 55 of the 58 games played in … had 48 starts at shortstop, four starts at second base and three starts as the DH … batted .268 with eight doubles, a home run and 25 RBIs … batting average was misleading about his offensive play … had the fewest strikeouts of any regular starter with 22 in 198 at bats … tied with Paco Figueroa for the team lead with five triples … compiled a 10-game hitting streak from March 8-27 … only home run of the season was an inside-the-park job against Georgia Tech (3/27). Lincoln Super Regional (6/10-11): Started both games as the DH … went a combined 1-for-5 in both games. Coral Gables Regional (6/4-5): Started as the DH in the first game against Mississippi State (6/4) and went 1-for-3 with a walk … Pinch-hit in the Regional Championship and reached base on an error. ACC Tournament (5/25-26): Went a combined 0-for-6 in the series, starting at second base. at Clemson (5/19-21) – Started the final two games of the series at second base. At Virginia (5/13-15): Held hitless until the series finale when he went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Vs. Jacksonville (5/6-8): Came off the bench in the final two games of the series … went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored in the second game of the series. Vs. Maryland (4/29-5/1): Went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a triple in the series opener. Vs. Florida State (4/22-24): Went hitless until the series finale when he went 1-for-2 with an RBI. At North Carolina (4/15-17): Scored three runs in the series opener and had an RBI in all three games. At Virginia Tech (4/8-10): Had a hit in all three games, but was only 3-for-16 in the series with a pair of doubles. Vs. Oral Roberts (3/31-4/3): Hit .250 in the series but went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs in the series finale. Vs. Georgia Tech (3/25-3/27): Hit .333 in the series … closed out the series with a 2-for-5 effort that included an inside-the-park home run and an RBI double. At FIU (3/23): Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. At Wake Forest (3/18-20): Went 4-for-12 and scored three runs. Vs. Duke (3/11-13): Missed the first two games of the series with illness … returned in the series finale to go 3-for-4 with a season-high three RBIs and a double. Vs. Pittsburgh (3/8): Went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Vs. N.C. State (3/4-6): Went 3-for-9 with three runs scored … was 2-for4 with an RBI in the second game. Vs. Northeastern (3/2): Went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Vs. George Washington (2/25-27): Had his only hit of the series in the opener, an RBI double. At Florida (2/18-20): Was 2-for-12 with a run scored and an RBI. Vs. South Florida (2/11-13): Went 1-for-10 with a pair of RBIs. Vs. High Point (2/4-6): 1-for-3 in the series opener with a double and two RBIs. Vs. FIU (2/1): Went 1-for-2 with an RBI and run scored.
Tomas started 33 games on the left side of the infield after nearly redshirting before the season began … hit .339 on the season with 10 doubles, a triple and 16 RBI … his played during the College World Series earned him All-Tournament honors … took over for an injured Ryan Braun at shortstop on April 11 … started the final 31 games of the season at shortstop … hit .367 during that stretch with six doubles a trip and and 15 RBI … was magnificent in the field, posting a .961 field percentage for the year … made only one error in his final 23 games of the season … went 21 games from May 1 to June 19 without an error … was 4 for 4 on stolen base attempts … hit .448 in eight postseason games … named to the 2004 Coral Gables All-Regional team … his .450 batting average in in the College World Series earned him All-Tournament accolades … collected his first hit in a 2-for- 2 effort against FIU on Feb. 26 … smashed his first double the next day vs. FIU … was 1 for 2 with a double vs. USF on March 17 … made his third career start vs. Florida State on April 11 … had one hit and scored a run vs. Florida State on April 11 … started every game during the Florida State series due to Ryan Braun’s injury … had one hit and scored one run on April 16 vs. Florida State … went 2 for 3 with an RBI and RBI and run scored vs. Florida State on April 17 … had one hit and knocked in a run vs. Florida State on April 18 … doubled and scored a run vs. Virginia on April 23 … went 2 for 4 with an RBI vs. Coastal Carolina on May 1 … had a career-high 3 hits, 3 RBI, and tied a career-high with 2 runs scored vs. Coastal Carolina on May 2 … was 2 for 4 with a RBI on May 9 versus Jacksonville … doubled, walked, and scored a run vs. North Carolina on May 15 … was 1 for 1 with two RBI on May 20 against Ball State … followed that up with a 1 for 2 performance on May 21 … singled and drove in a run in the series finale with the Cardinals on May 22 … collected an RBI-infield single to draw the Hurricanes even with Long Beach State after fouling off six pitches on May 28 … was 1 for 3 with a double on May 29 versus the 49ers. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Regional: Tomas recorded the first triple of his career June 6 against Florida Atlantic while adding one RBI against the Blue Wave … went 1 for 3 with a walk in the regional opener against St. Bonaventure … was 1 for 3 with a walk on June 5 against North Carolina State … earned All-Tournament honors for his play. 2004 NCAA Coral Gables Super Regional: Tomas was a major contributor to the Hurricanes’ 8-7 win over Florida on June 12, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored … followed up in the second game with a 2 for 4 performance from the plate while scoring a run in the 3-1 Miami win. 2004 College World Series: Tomas was named to the CWS All-Tournament at shortstop team after hitting .450 in three games in Omaha … scored a run in the opener against LSU … went 1 for 3 with a RBI against Cal State Fullerton on June 21 … turned in a career performance on June 22 against South Carolina … was 4 for 5 with a RBI and three runs scored … four hits and three runs scored marked career bests.
Played for Tyler Munro and Paul Dailey at Flanagan High School … a second-team all-state selection as a senior and a first-team pick as a junior … played shortstop throughout his high school career … finished his high school career with 15 home runs and 132 RBI … never hit below .390. Senior (2003): Was a team captain for Flanagan … hit .455 with four home runs and 31 RBI … also stole 15 bases. Junior (2002): Earned first-team all-state recognition with a .440 batting average and 47 RBI … hit six home runs and stole 17 bases in being named his team’s MVP … his 47 RBI set a school record (previous was 35) … team won the district title. Sophomore (2001): Earned honorable mention all-state honors while hitting .390 with 25 RBI and two home runs. Freshman (2000): Won the team Rookie of the Year Award after hitting .430 with three home runs and 29 RBI … also an honorable mention all-state pick … helped his team to the district title.
Son of Roger and Blanca Tomas … has two sisters, Karla and Nancy … is majoring in criminology and minoring in sports administration … is battling Crohn’s disease that he was diagnosed with during the 2004 season.
Tomas’ Career Statistics
Year BA G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLUG SB-SBA SO BB HBP SF SH OB% PO A E FLD2004 .339 46-33 124 31 42 10 1 0 16 54 .435 4-4 30 21 3 0 7 .446 56 90 6 .9612005 .268 58-55 198 31 53 8 5 1 25 74 .374 1-4 22 23 3 1 3 .351 90 148 18 .930Total .295 104-88 322 62 95 18 6 1 41 128 .398 5-8 52 44 6 1 10 .389 146 238 24 .941