Josef Keilholz of the Jefferson City Renegades follows through on his swing as he hits an RBI double during the sixth inning of Game 1 in Sunday’s doubleheader against the Des Moines Peak Prospects at Vivion Field.
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Josef Keilholz of the Jefferson City Renegades was named the MINK League player of the week, the league announced Monday.
Keilholz is the third Renegade to receive the MINK League’s weekly honor this summer. Hamilton Anderson was named the MINK League player of the week last month and David Dell was honored by the MINK League on July 6.
Keilholz, a Fatima graduate who plays at Northwest Missouri, posted two or more hits in each of Jefferson City’s five league games in the past week. During that stretch, he batted 11-for-19 (.579 batting average) with five doubles and 12 RBI.
In addition, Keilholz hit his first career MINK League home runs during Sunday’s doubleheader sweep against the Des Moines Peak Prospects. He opened the 11-1 win in Game 1 with a two-run home run down the right-field line in the first inning, then he put the Renegades on top with a three-run homer in the second inning of Game 2, a 13-1 victory.
For the season, Keilholz leads the Renegades with a .329 batting average (27-for-82) with 19 RBI, 17 runs scored and eight doubles. In 98 plate appearances, he is slugging .500 with a .439 on-base percentage.
Jefferson City, which has already clinched a spot in the MINK League playoffs, will take a break from league play the next few days. The Renegades host the JC Legends at 7 p.m. today and the K.C. Monarchs at 7 p.m. Wednesday.