Former Flames reflect on first season in professional baseball
Flames shortstop excited for upcoming season
Boehm earns second Player of the Year honor after playing his final collegiate season
Senior was one of three nationally with at least 14 home runs and 67 RBI
Left-handed slugger goes 405th overall in 13th round
Selected by the Anaheim Angels in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft with the 405th overall pick in the 13th round ... ABCA/Rawlings Third-Team All-American ... Louisville Slugger All-American Third-Team ... ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Mideast First Team ... Horizon League Player of the Year and Batting Champion ... ECAC Division I Player of the Year ... Horizon League First Team All-League selection ... two-time Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball News ... three-time Horizon League Player of the Week ... one of just two players to start all 52 games for the Flames ... led the team a .374 batting average, 74 hits, 16 doubles, 14 home runs, 67 RBI, a .687 slugging percentage, 37 walks and a .477 on-base percentage ... placed within the top 10 in every category among Horizon League players and led in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage and RBI ... one of three nationally to combine for 14 home runs and 67 RBI, while his .687 slugging percentage ranked eighth ... his RBI total broke UIC's single-season record and his home runs ranked third ... batted .365 in conference with 42 hits, nine doubles, eight homers, 32 RBI and a .670 slugging percentage ... had 24 multi-hit games and registered four hits twice ... went on an 11-game hit streak to end the season ... produced one home run in each of the first three games of the year ... hit a pair of dingers on three occasions ... tallied 20 multi-RBI outings and brought in a season-high six runs against Mississippi Valley State (02/13) ... in the season-opening MVSU series, secured a .615 batting average with eight hits and 13 RBI ... produced a .500 batting average in the second series with Wright State (05/01-03) and went a perfect 4-for-4 in game one ... had a standout series in UIC's second stanza with Oakland (05/08-09) as he batted .667 with eight hits, five homers and 10 RBI ... pitched two games, throwing 1.0 inning each against Ohio (03/08) and Illinois State (03/18) ... did not commit a single error while rotating primarily between first base and the outfield.
Started all 41 games that he played in ... named to the All-Horizon League First Team as a first baseman ... recorded one inning on the mound as a lefty on April 12 at Oakland ... served as UIC's cleanup hitter for the majority of the season ... ranked second in the conference in slugging percentage (.543), third in doubles (16) and tied-for-first in home runs (7) ... ranked 14th in the country in doubles per game (0.39) ... his first hit as a Flame was a double against Wright State on March 14 ... went 4-for-4 on March 15 at Wright State with two doubles ... belted his first homer as a Flames on March 21 in a home game versus Valparaiso ... strung together four games during late March and early April where he posted 13 RBI with four doubles and a homer ... went yard twice on April 30 at Bradley and added three RBI and two runs scored.
PRIOR TO UIC: Boehm competed two seasons for the Kentucky Wildcats. Was one of the top left-handed hitting options for UK off the bench as a freshman and as a left-handed reliever ... Played in 11 games with two starts, batting .357 (5-for-14) with two doubles and one RBI ... Came in out of the bullpen in six outings, posting a 4.91 ERA in 3.2 innings, allowing only one hit ... Surrendered three runs on the bump - two earned, walking four and striking out four ... Appeared in three games off the bench in SEC play, striking out in all three at bats ... Tossed a shutout inning in SEC play ... Hit .455 (5-for-11) in non-conference action ... Had three of his hits and one double in home games ... Was 2-for-5 in his two starts, with three runs ... First collegiate appearance came in a pinch-hitting and outfield appearance in the second game of the year vs. Eastern Michigan ... Went 1-for-3 with two runs in his first career start vs. Buffalo ... Went 2-for-2 with a double off the bench vs. Dayton ... Got second career start at No. 20 Louisville, going 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored ... Came on late in the year, getting pinch-hitting chances at MSU (May 17-18) ... First career pitching outing came against Xavier at Cliff Hagan, getting two outs and striking out one ... Tossed a shutout inning vs. UIC with a strikeout on March 4 ... Surrendered the only two earned runs of his season vs. Canisius on March 9, allowing his only hit and two walks ... Tossed shutout innings vs. Wright State and No. 10 Ole Miss ... Last outing of the year, allowed a run with two walks vs. No. 19 Louisville on April 10 ... Had two crucial pinch-hit at bats during the NCAA Tournament vs. No. 25 Kent State, including getting hit by a pitch with one out in the bottom of the 21st inning with Zac Zellers on base and UK trailing ... Second NCAA Tournament pinch hit at bat came in the bottom of the eighth inning vs. Kent State in the Gary Regional Championship game, lacing one of the hardest hit balls in the tournament as a double off the centerfield wall, notching an RBI and scoring a run.
PREP/PERSONAL: A two-time first-team all-state honoree for coach Brian Hurry at Mount Carmel High School ... Led Mt. Carmel to the state final four as a senior, batting .390 with seven homers ... Hit .491 with nine homers as a junior ... Set the school record for most homers (24) and most hits in Mt. Carmel history ... His .491 average as a junior set a school record ... Full name is Jeffrey Michael Boehm ... Son of Mike and Pamela ... Born Nov. 4, 1992 in Oak Forest, Ill. ... Has a brother, Mike (23) and a sister, Megan (22) ... currently enrolled as a Criminal, Law, & Justice major.