Freshman Romero will join USA Baseball for training camp, starting June 18
HONORS & AWARDS
USA Baseball Golden Spikes 50-Player Watch List
D1Baseball.com Preseason Second Team All-American
Baseball America Preseason Second Team All-American
Perfect Game Preseason Second Team All-American
Louisville Slugger Preseason Third Team All-American
Premier Player of College Baseball Winner
Second Team All-American Conference
USA Baseball Collegiate National Team (Summer '14) Invitee
Premier Player of College Baseball Nominee
American Weekly Honor Roll (April 7)
Conference USA All-Freshman Team
JUNIOR (2015) Appeared in the first five weekends, starting Saturday games, before suffering a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season...In those five starts, was 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and one combined shutout...Fanned 15 in 24.0 innings... Helped Cougars to an American Athletic Conference title, their second consecutive 40-win season and to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament... Was part of a pitching staff that ranked first in the conference with a 2.89 ERA...Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 4th Round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
TEAM USA (SUMMER 2014) Was named to USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team as part of the 24-man roster...Helped Team USA to an 18-8-2 overall record...Made five appearances on the bump with four starts...Finished with a 2.45 ERA and a 2-2 record...Struck out 15 in 18.1 innings...Held opponents to a .194 average...Tossed 5.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts in win over Chinese Taipei...Also fanned five in 5.2 innings in tie vs. Chinese Taipei...Threw 3.0 scoreless frames in first summer start vs. Fayetteville SwampDogs...Was part of a team that traveled to The Netherlands and Cuba as well as met teams on USA soil.
The Bridge City, Texas native became the first Cougar since Michael Bourn in 2006 to compete for USA Baseball, while becoming just the fifth Cougar to represent Houston on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Lemoine also became the first pitcher selected to the Collegiate National Team from Houston since Brad Sullivan in 2002.
Joining Lemoine as members of a USA Baseball Team from Houston were Michael Bourn (2006 - Olympic), Rob Johnson (2005 - World Cup), Jesse Crain (2003 - Olympic), Brad Sullivan (2002 - Collegiate), Chris Snyder (2001 - Collegiate), Shane Nance (1999 - Collegiate), Kyle Crowell (1999 - Collegiate), Shane Nance (1998 - Collegiate), while current Houston assistant coach Trip Couch was a part of the Collegiate National Team coaching staff in 1999.
The 2014 Collegiate National Team was coached by Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn. The team's assistant coaches include Rob Childress (head coach at Texas A&M), Ray Birmingham (head coach at New Mexico) and Steve Rodriguez (head coach at Pepperdine).
SOPHOMORE (2014) Competed for USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team during 2014 Summer ... Honored as the Premier Player of College Baseball, voted by the Fans ...Named to the American Athletic Conference Second Team...Enjoyed a solid sophomore campaign, posting a 2.87 ERA and a 6-8 record in 17 starts...Combined for two shutouts and held opposing hitters to a .249 average...Tossed his first career complete game in a 9.0-inning, one-run, season-high nine-strikeout gem at Rutgers (April 5)...Went at least 7.0 innings in his first four starts...Didn't allow an earned run in his first 14.2 innings, posting wins over Nicholls State (Feb. 15) and Michigan (Feb. 22)...Led the pitching staff with 87 strikeouts, posting at least four in 13 of his 17 starts...Finished second-best on the team with 106.2 innings tossed...Earned wins over Nicholls State, Michigan, at UCLA (March 8), Towson (March 15), College of Charleston (March 22), Rutgers, and UConn (May 10)...Pitched 37.0 more innings and made seven more starts in 2014 compared to 2013...Allowed two hits in 10.0 shutout innings in back-to-back starts vs. Towson and College of Charleston to earn consecutive wins...Helped Houston to a 48-win season, an American Conference tournament title, Regional Championship and appearance in an NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2003
FRESHMAN (2013) Put together one of the most productive seasons by a freshman pitcher at Houston of late...Finished second-best on team with seven wins - just one shy of the UH freshman all-time win record...Was 7-4 with a 3.49 ERA...Made 18 appearances and 10 starts in debut season...Totaled 69.2 innings...Struck out 45...Held opposing hitters to a .266 average...Opened 2013 with a 4-0 record through first eight starts...Recorded first collegiate win in relief at Sam Houston State (Feb. 19) in a 3.0-inning, two hit effort...Second win came at Texas State (Feb. 24) in his second 3.0-inning relief performance...Notched third win vs. Penn State (March 5) and fourth in first collegiate start vs. Texas A&M-CC (March 10)...Didn't allow an earned run in first five appearances, totaling 13.1 innings...Earned starting role during C-USA play and notched a win at Marshall (April 7)...Tossed 2.0 hitless innings at Texas (April 23)...Finished season with two impressive midweek starts, earning two wins over Louisiana (April 30) and at McNeese State (May 7)...Notched a season-high eight strikeouts in a season-long 8.0 innings at McNeese State...Pitched 6.1 solid innings, allowing two earned runs - after retiring 16 straight hitters in final game of season vs. Tulane at the C-USA Championship...Struck out 21 hitters in final four appearances
BRIDGE CITY HIGH SCHOOL Played four years for the Bridge City Cardinals...Helped team to four straight District Championships and two Regional Quarterfinals in his final two seasons...Senior season: Led 2012 squad with a perfect 10-0 record on the bump...Named 2012 Beaumont Enterprise Super-Gold Baseball Player of the Year and All-Kogt Pitcher...Was the 2012 All-Orange County MVP, All-Leader Baseball Team MVP, and SE Texas Coaches Association Player of the Year...Junior season: Named the District Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-District Pitcher in 2011...Earned First-Team All-Orange County and Beaumont Enterprise Super Gold Team honors in 2011...Finished 2012 with an ERA of 1.61 in 69.0 innings pitched...Struck out 105 and allowed just 32 hits...Was a member of the varsity golf team during sophomore year...Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 21st Round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft
PERSONAL Full name is Jacob Alan Lemoine...Born November 28, 1993 in Nederland, Texas...Calls Bridge City, Texas home...Son of Jude and Lisa Lemoine...Has one older brother, Josh...Likes to play golf in spare time...Is undecided on a major