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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee’s Trent Miller was named a Coastal Plain League (CPL) postseason First Team All-Star, as announced by the league office earlier this week.
The Kansas City product notched a .347 average for the Edenton Steamers this summer, which ranked second in the CPL. Miller blasted nine home runs and drove in 32 runs in the span of 40 games. The rising senior stole 10 bases in 14 attempts, while inking an on-base percentage of .396. Miller was named the Rawlings’ CPL Player of the Week for July 29. He was also an All-Star game participant, along with Blue Raider teammate Jared Allen, who played for the Thomasville Hi-Toms.
The Steamers put together a 40-11 record, winning the second half East Division title and clinching the No. 1 seed in the CPL playoffs. Edenton fell to the eventual CPL Playoff Champion Peninsula Pilots in a decisive third game of the East Division Championship.
“Trent finished strong last spring and it carried into the summer,” noted head coach Jim McGuire. “He had a great season for one of the better collegiate league teams in the country.”
During his junior campaign, Miller recorded a team-best 50 RBIs and eight homeruns. The outfielder played in all 56 games, logging a .296 batting average with 28 extra-base hits.
Miller joins four other Blue Raiders (Allen, Michael Adkins, Zac Curtis and Jonathan Sisco) to earn accolades in summer leagues.