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Baseball Duo Add to Trophy Cases with All-NEIBA Awards

Baseball Duo Add to Trophy Cases with All-NEIBA Awards
BABSON PARK, Mass.--Senior third baseman Mike Rubino and junior outfielder Jeff Schult of Western New England University both have been selected to the Division III second team of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association awards. Earlier this month, Rubino (second team) and Schult (third team) were named D3baseball.com All-New England.

Rubino, of Northford, Conn. (Hill Regional Career High School), is a three-time All-NEIBA choice after leading the Golden Bears with a career-high .413 batting average, to go along with team bests of 74 hits, 14 doubles, 47 runs batted in, 90 total bases, .484 on-base percentage and six sacrifice flies. He also is one of the nation's toughest-to-strikeout, fanning only five times in 179 at-bats. A four-year starter at the "hot corner" for the Golden Bears, he was also a durable player who missed only two of WNE's 198 games in his collegiate career. Rubino majored in criminal justice.

A speedy player who mostly patrolled center field, Schult (Wappingers Falls, N.Y./John Jay) had a breakthrough season in which he had career bests of 187 at-bats, 72 hits, 11 doubles, three triples, 30 RBI, 89 total bases and team-high 34 stolen bases. He joined Commonwealth Coast Conference Player of the Year Rubino on the all-conference first team after greatly improving his batting average (.317 to .385), slugging percentage (.376 to .476) and on-base efficiency (.414 to .451) from his sophomore season. A mechanical engineering major, Schult was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Baseball First Team earlier this month.