Cougars Spot Tigers Nine in Second Inning in 15-3 Loss
HONORS & AWARDS
Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team
Commissioner's Honor Roll
Appeared in 48 games, making 45 starts either at second base, shortstop or third base for the Cougars...Totaled 37 hits, 19 runs scored, 16 RBI and a .231 average...Led the team in walks with 25...Was 5-for-6 in stolen bases...Belted a homerun in a win over Memphis (May 17)...Tallied seven multi-hit games...Rode a six-game hit streak to open the season (Feb. 18-25)...Tied a career-high in hits twice with three in back-to-back games against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Feb. 21) and Texas State (Feb. 24)...Scored a career-best three runs and walked three times against Memphis (May 18)...Had seven sacrifice bunts, including two in the C-USA Championship vs. Rice (May 23)...Tripled in the season-opener vs. Delaware (Feb. 18)
Hit a two-run home run in the eighth against UT-Arlington (Feb. 18)...Recorded a 1-for-2 performance against Stephen F. Austin (Feb. 22)...Made an appearance against Ole Miss (Feb. 25)..Went 1-for-2 with one scored run against UTSA (March 1)...Had a 3-for-4 performance, including a double and two runs scored against Baylor (March 4)...Finished 2-for-5 with one RBI and one scored run aganist Kentucky (March 5)...Had one scored run against Texas A&M (March 6)...Was walked twice against McNeese State (March 8, 2011)...Recorded a 2-for-5 performance against Texas Southern, including one scored run (March 9, 2011)...Hit a homerun and had one RBI against Texas State (March 11)...Had one scored run and one RBI against the Bobcats (March 12)... Had a hit and scored a run against Sam Houston State (March 15)...Finished with one scored run against Kent State (March 19)...Notched a 3-for-5 performance against the Golden Flashes, including two RBIs (March 20)...Went 1-for-3 from the plate with one scored run against Rice (March 23)...Finished with two scored run against TCU (March 26)...Batted 2-for-4 with two doubles against Tulane (April 1)...Had a hit, a scored run and a RBI against UAB (April 10).
Had a pinch hit against Texas State in the series finale (Feb. 21)... Saw action at second base in the series opener against Santa Clara (Feb. 26)... Had a pinch hit in the finale against the Broncos (Feb. 28)... Had a hit against Missouri and earned the start at third base (March 5).... Had a hit, scoring a run against Cal Poly (March 12)... Had a hit in each of the mid-week games against San Francisco and California (March 16-17)... Saw action at third base and recorded a hit, RBI and scored a run (March 28)... Scored a run as a pinch runner against Southern Miss (April 24)... Scored a run as a pinch runner in the finale against Marshall (May 16).
Saw his first career action against Rice at second base...also played against UC Irvine and UTSA...Went 1-for-1 as a designated hitter against Tulane (March 28)... Recorded a run in the series opener against UT Pan American (April 3)... On only his second career hit, recorded a grand slam in the sixth inning against UT Pan American (April 4)... Went 2-for-5, scored one run, recording three RBIs and a double against Southern Miss in the series opener (April 10)... Scored a run in Cougars' 4-3 win over Southern Miss (April 11)... Went 1-for-4 and recorded a triple and an RBI against Marshall (April 24)... Hit 3-for-5 and scored one run and an RBI against Marshall (April 25)... Recorded a 1-for-3 performance against Marshall in the series finale (April 26)... Went 2-for-4 with two runs, an RBI and a triple against McNeese State (April 29)... Scored two runs against No. 2 Rice (May 1)... Hit a home run and had two RBIs against No. 22 East Carolina (May 10)... Was 2-for-2, scoring a run and two RBI against UCF (May 15)... Recorded a hit in each of the four C-USA Tournament games to end the season on a four game hitting streak (May 20-22).
CLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
Three year letterwinner for coach Rupert Jaso... Two-time selection to the All-District team... Led team in batting average, steals, triples, walks and assists... Played on the THSBCA All-Star team in 2008... Was also a two-year starter in football... Was an All-District selection in football in 2008... Academic Selection in 2008... Holds the Clear Lake High School record for single season assists and career assists... Played summer ball for the Houston Heat for coach Phil Cross... Summer World Series Champions in 2008, runner-up in 2005.
Full name is Jacob Thomas Runte... Born Aug. 6, 1989 in Houston, Texas... Son of Jim and Diane Runte... Also recruited by Kansas Weslayan, Panola Junior College and Dallas Baptist... Kinesiology major.