True freshman Seth Romero tabbed league's Rookie of the Year
HONORS & AWARDS
Second Team All-American Conference (2B)
American Weekly Honor Roll (March 16)
College Classic All-Tournament Team
The American All-Academic Team
American Championship Most Outstanding Player
American Championship All-Tournament Team
Conference USA All-Freshman Team
Commissioner's Honor Roll
All-Silver Glove Series Team vs. Rice
College Baseball 360 Primetime Performer (March 6)
College Classic All-Tournament Team
C-USA Hitter of the Week (Feb. 18)
Named to the American Athletic Conference Second Team…Opened the season by reaching base in the first 29 games and totaled 33 straight, dating back to 2014…Became the first Cougar since 2005 to reach base in at least 10 straight plate appearances after reaching in 11 straight from March 10-14…Hit .300…Tallied a team-leading 73 hits…Scored 49 runs and drove in 39 RBI…Slugged .387 with nine doubles, three triples and two homeruns…Hit first career homerun in a 4-for-4 game, a double shy of the cycle in a win over Buffalo (March 14)…Led team with 13 multi-RBI games and tallied 17 multi-hit games…Had three games with three RBI (vs. Alabama, at Sam Houston State, Columbia)…Had second career homerun and drove in two in a win over Rice (March 17)…Scored four runs in win over Buffalo to tie career-high…Had three hits in win at UCF (March 28)…Had a four-hit game in win over Cincinnati (April 19)…Finished year with a hit in 13 of the final 17 games…Drove in two RBI on three hits, while scoring three runs in 17-3 win over Memphis in American Championship (May 23)…Had a hit in each of the three NCAA Houston Regional games at Cougar Field…Committed just four total errors for a .987 fielding percentage at second base…Combined to turn 42 double plays… Helped Cougars to an American Athletic Conference title, their second consecutive 40-win season and to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament..
Finished 2014 on a high note, being named the American Baseball Championship Most Outstanding Player...Made 65 starts, mostly at second base for the Cougars...Hit .285 with 67 hits...Totaled 45 runs scored for second-most on the team, while driving in 30 RBI...Was 11-for-14 on the base paths...Drew 38 walks to his 17 strikeouts for a .388 on-base percentage...Tallied 18 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games, while riding an 11-game on base safely streak...Had three walks and scored three runs in a win over Towson (March 15)...Had seven games of three or more hits, including an American Baseball Championship single-game record, going 5-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI in the title game vs. Louisville (May 25)...Rattled off three hits and two RBI in the win over UCF (May 23)...For that, he was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player...Drove in a season-high three in that win...Was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win at Texas A&M (April 1)...Had six multi-hit games in the Cougars' last 11 games of the season...Finished the season with back-to-back three-hit games at Texas in the Austin Super Regional...In NCAA postseason play, tallied nine hits and scored five runs... 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.
Had a stellar freshman campaign as Houston's starting second baseman...Started and played in all 58 games for the Cougars and batted leadoff...Notched a Conference USA-leading 49 walks to rank among the nation's Top 10 - finished just one walk shy of tying Michael Bourn's all-time freshman walk record at Houston with 50 back in 2001...Hit .266 with 57 hits, 41 runs scored for second-best on the team and 22 RBI...Recorded a .404 on-base percentage to rank second on team...Doubled nine times, tripled three times for a slugging percentage of .336...Walked 49 times to just 34 strikeouts...Was 15-for-19 in stolen bases and finished second among the league leaders...Fielding .978 with just six errors with 168 assists and 98 putouts at second base...Tallied nine sacrifice bunts for second-best on team...Notched a 22-game on-base streak that ran from Feb. 24-March 31....Recorded Houston's longest hit streak at 11 this season from March 6-22...Had 15 multi-hit games...Notched a season-best four hits in collegiate debut vs. Northeastern (Feb. 15)...Hit .500 during Opening Weekend to be named C-USA Hitter of the Week for the first week of 2013...Had three hits, twice, vs. Texas A&M-CC (March 8) and vs. East Carolina (March 22)...Drove in two RBI, three times, at Baylor (March 12), at UCF (April 27) and vs. East Carolina (C-USA Championship - May 23)...Tied a Houston single-game record with five walks vs. Texas Southern (April 16), becoming just the fifth Cougar in history to have five walks in a single game...Broke the College Classic record with four walks in a run-rule win over Baylor (March 2)...Stole two bases vs. Harvard (March 20), at Marshall (April 7) and vs. Texas Southern (April 16)...Scored four runs in win over Penn State (March 6)...Was 5-for-14 with two runs scored and two RBI in series win over Southern Miss...Teamed up for 28 double plays turned.
LA PORTE HIGH SCHOOL
Was a four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs under head coach Ricky Torres...Helped team to two District Championships...Senior season: Named First Team All-District shortstop, Player of the Year...Earned the Silver Glove Award and Distinguished Athlete Award -US Marine Corps...Junior season: Second Team All-District honoree...Earned All-Region accolades and Golden Glove honors...Was an Area Code participant...Sophomore season: Awarded the Spirit of the Game award...Freshman season: Named Rookie of the Year...Played four years of football...Helped team to a District Championship and Regional Quarterfinalists...Also lettered in swimming and diving and golf...Off the field, was a Texas Scholar...Graduated in Top 100 of his class...Member of National Honor Society,
Full name is Joshua Logan Vidales...Born August 6, 1993 in Houston...Calls La Porte, Texas home...Son of Johnny and Rhonda Vidales...Has one younger sister, Tori...Father played baseball at Seminole and Texas Tech...Mother played basketball at Blinn College...Enjoys golf, fishing, music, and video games...Looks to purse a degree in kinesiology,