Flames tout healthy mix of returnees and newcomers
PRIOR TO UIC: Boehm competed two seasons for the Kentucky Wildcats and will sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. 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 Biological Sciences major.