Three Current and Two Former Cougars Earn Summer Accolades
Aug. 24, 2004
PULLMAN, Wash. --- Washington State seniors Kaeo Rubin and Dane Renkert have been named to the All-Pacific International League's first team following a summer of baseball.Sophomore Jeff Miller and former Cougars Greg Keim and Brandon Hundt also earned recognition in what is considered the Northwest's premier summer league collegiate league.Rubin, an outfielder for Aloha, helped to lead the Knights to winning the 2004 National Baseball Congress Championship. The Spanaway native hit .360 for the season with 44 runs scored and 67 hits, including 13 doubles. He was the home run leader for the Knights with five and second on the team in runs batted in with 32. Rubin was named PIL's player of the week July 19 after he led the Knights to a tournament victory at the All-American Invitational in Gresham, Ore., where he was also named tournament MVP.Renkert earned first team honors after posting a team-leading six wins, no losses and two saves in 11 appearances for the Bellingham Bells. The Bellingham native allowed seven runs, 21 hits over 34.1 innings.Miller and Keim were both named to the All-PIL second team. Miller led his team, the Kirkland Kodiaks, in hits, 47, and runs 27. Keim, a pitcher for the Bend Elks, recorded four saves, 11 strikeouts and a 1.86 ERA in nine appearances.Hundt, a pitcher for Bellingham, was named to the All-PIL honorable mention. Hundt went 2-0 with three saves and 11 strikeouts in six appearances.