Five Newcomers Complete 2014 Baseball Roster
July 30, 2013
CHICAGO – UIC head baseball coach Mike Dee recently announced the addition of five newcomers to complete the 2014 roster. Jeff Boehm (6-1, 215, OF/LHP, Lansing, Ill./Kentucky), Jake Nath (5-10, 190, OF, Parker, Colo./Colby College), Joe Perricone (6-2, 180, RHP, Mount Prospect, Ill./Harper College), Andrew Reisinger (6-5, 210, RHP, McHenry, Ill./McHenry) and Joe Rossi (5-8, 160, OF, Prospect Heights, Ill./St. Viator) will join the previously announced nine newcomers for the 2014 campaign.
“We are extremely excited about our recruiting class for this season,” said Dee. “I can see each of these guys having a significant impact on our program over the next few years.”
Boehm competed two seasons for the Kentucky Wildcats and will sit out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. The Chicagoland native played in 31 games and made eight appearances on the mound during his time in Lexington, Ky. Boehm was a top-rated prep athlete at Mt. Carmel High School, earning First-Team All-State honors in his final two seasons with the Caravans. He holds the program record for most career home runs (24) and set the single-season batting average record of .491 his junior year.
Nath comes to UIC after spending two years a Colby Community College in Colby, Kan. During his second season with the Trojans, Nath was named to the NJCAA All-America Second-Team as he totaled a batting average of .394 and a slugging percentage of .592. Nath was also named MVP of the Jayhawk League and was selected as an Academic All-American.
Coming out of high school, Perricone was one of Illinois’ top prep pitchers and Perfect Game ranked him 109th in the country. After suffering an arm injury during his first collegiate season at Coastal Carolina, Perricone transferred to Harper College to rehab his arm.
Reisinger recently concluded a stellar career for McHenry High School as he holds the program record for lowest career ERA of 1.40. The All-Conference and All-Area honoree racked up 45 strikeouts in 56 innings of work during his senior season and compiled a 4-3 record with two saves.
Rossi will add depth to UIC’s talented crop of outfielders as the 5-foot-8 speedster hit a solid .330 at the plate during his senior season and stole 20 bases.