Baseball’s Boehm named National Player of Week

Jeff Boehm

Jeff Boehm had 12 RBI, 12 runs, 33 total bases and a slugging percentage of 2.063 last week. Photo: Steve Woltmann

UIC baseball player Jeff Boehm was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball News and Horizon League Batter of the Week after belting six home runs in four games last week.

Boehm’s stat line also included 12 RBI, 12 runs, 33 total bases and a slugging percentage of 2.063. This is the second time this season that Boehm has earned both awards.

The senior slugger guided UIC to four straight wins last week, starting with a dominating 7-0 victory May 5 at home against Big Ten-member Michigan. Boehm went 3-for-4 with a homer and a triple, but fell one double shy of hitting for the cycle.

Over the weekend, Boehm and the Flames swept Horizon League-foe Oakland in a road series in Rochester, Mich. UIC sits atop the Horizon League standings with a record of 19-8.

The left fielder recorded two home runs and four RBI and hit 4-for-5 from the plate in game one, then belted two more home runs in game two. In the series finale, Boehm went 2-for-3 with his final long ball of the week.

At Oakland, Boehm went 8-for-12 from the dish with five homers, 10 RBI, nine runs, two doubles and 25 total bases.

Boehm now owns 13 homers on the year, which puts him tied for third on UIC’s all-time single-season leaderboard. He ranks eighth on the Flames’ single-season list with 58 RBI. The Lansing, Ill., native has 20 career home runs with the Flames in just two seasons, tying for ninth on UIC’s all-time Top 10 list.

The Flames return to action this week at home in their final series of the regular season against Youngstown State. Games are set for 6 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday and noon Saturday at Granderson Stadium.

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