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‘Means a lot’: Boeve representing Hastings in standout second season for UNO

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Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 10:53 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (KSNB) - Michael Boeve left Hastings High two years ago as the seventh-highest rated baseball prospect in Nebraska and the top overall third baseman. He stayed in state and chose to attend the University of Omaha.

In his second season with the Mavericks, Boeve has tallied seven home runs to this point in the year. Two of those came against in-state rival Nebraska, as Boeve helped lead the Mavericks to a 2-1 series lead against the Huskers in 2022.

“I try not to change my mindset, obviously it’s very difficult playing a team like Nebraska with the in-state rivalry, but baseball is a sport where you have the same mindset day-to-day, so just staying even-keeled is something I try and do,” Boeve told Local4 Sports. “Having a hit in a game like that is just kind of nice because you get a little recognition for that.”

Boeve said getting the opportunity to represent his hometown of Hastings on the game’s biggest collegiate stage at the DI level is invaluable.

“It means a lot,” Boeve said. “Knowing that, coming into college, coming out of Hastings, I never thought it would have gotten to this level, but it’s certainly great to hear the support I’ve gotten from the people back home and just know that I’m still representing everyone back home.”

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