German Rojas is Baseball Central’s Allstar
of Month for May. 

Dubbed "Cookie" by his Grade 7 baseball coach
after former Major League Baseball second baseman
and outfielder Cookie Rojas -- German is known as
much for his skill on the diamond as he is for his academics, having recently
been accepted to Claremont, California's Pomona College (Class of 2018), where he will be studying Neuroscience.

Based on merit, leadership and service to the community, The Buckley School senior was accepted into National Honor Society in both Grades 11 and 12, and he's maintained a GPA of 4.43 throughout high school since Grade 9. An accomplished cellist, German is currently the first chair in his school orchestra.

The 18-year-old even finds time to volunteer at the Westside German Shepard Rescue of LA.

"I help exercise the dogs through walks around the city and on Sunday hikes at the park," German says, adding has been involved with the non-profit group for the past two years. "It has been an amazing experience."

A pitcher for The Buckley School varsity baseball team -- coached by BCLA's TJ Runnells -- German is equally adept on the mound and at the plate. A highlight this season saw him pitching an entire nine-inning game and then getting the go-ahead run for the win. That same week, German came in for the final inning of a game to get the save ... under high school league rules a player can only pitch a total of 10 innings in a week. What a week!

While at Pomona College German said he will try out for the combined Pomona-Pitzer squad if his busy schedule allows.

The teen's hobbies currently include video games, baseball, cello, playing electric bass, hiking, and food.