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Renander shines at junior college level

baseball -- Former Forest Grove baseball standout starts his career at Clackamas Community College
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Eric Renander, a former standout baseball and football player at Forest Grove High School, recently capped a solid year on the diamond at Clackamas Community College.

Renander was the 2005 Pac-9 Baseball Player of the Year and an all-state selection as a senior, and he also participated in the State-Metro Series as well as the Cascade Classic.

After graduating, Renander landed at Clackamas Community College, where he started every game at shortstop last year.

Renander batted .278 with seven doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs in 43 games with the Cougars. He logged an impressive .355 on base percentage, but was widely lauded for his flashy defense at short.

This summer, Renander is playing for the Beaverton Ringor team, which will travel to Sacramento, Calif., in August to play in the AAU National World Series.

Renander's father, John, said his son plans on playing another year at Clackamas Community College before transferring to a four-year school to possibly pursue his baseball career.