Flames finish 2015 campaign with a 29-22-1 overall record
UIC to play in elimination game against Milwaukee on Friday at 4:15 p.m. CT
Top-seeded UIC outlasts No. 4 Valparaiso, 8-5
UIC set to play lowest remaining seed after Wednesday's action
Mike Dee earns his ninth Coach of the Year accolade
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.