Mike Boeve coming off standout freshman season at UNO
Mike Boeve earns First Team All-Summit League honors in first season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Mike Boeve made a name for himself playing baseball at Duncan Field. The former Hastings Tiger now is coming off a standout first season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he was the lone Maverick to earn First Team All-Summit League honors.
Boeve led the conference with 16 doubles and was sixth in both batting average (.322) and hits (61).
“One of our players, Brett Bonar I owe it all to him because he really taught me what working hard was like in college,” Boeve said. “Taking care of yourself and taking care of your body. Older guys like that really helped me get to where I am right now.”
Boeve started all 47 games this season and found out the night before their first game from head coach Evan Porter he would be in the lineup.
“That first game was against Oklahoma so I was a little anxious just facing such a tough opponent, but glad that the hard work paid off,” he said.
The success Boeve’s seen started in Central Nebraska, when he earned Super State First Team honors from the Lincoln Journal Star after his final season at Hastings.
“The way we went about things was definitely how a college program would do things,” Boeve said. “Growing up having my dad, who was a college coach obviously Coach [Blake] Marquardt and Coach [Kevin] Asher in the summer. Things were ran very similar to how a college program would run things. So, the transition to college ball was not so overwhelming for me.”
Born and bred in Hastings the road to Omaha may be difficult for some. For Boeve he is already there with the support from his home state.
“Playing with a school from you home state, the support was incredible from people back in Hastings, from new people in Omaha. It just really motivates me more to keep having success,” he said.
Boeve is playing summer ball in Minnesota for the Duluth Huskies in the Northwoods League. He said he hopes to continue to get better so he can make strides his sophomore season in Omaha.
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