Horizon League Baseball Awards, All League Release
Boehm earned the second triple crown in the 35-year history of Horizon League baseball, pacing the League with a .371 batting average, 62 RBI and tying for first with 14 home runs. The lefty slugger also led the League in OPS with a 1.168 mark, slugging at a .694 clip and reaching base at a .474 rate.
In his first season with the Flames, Dahlberg quickly established himself as UIC’s Friday starter, going 7-2 with a 3.20 ERA as he tossed a League-best 98.1 innings. In conference play, Dahlberg was even better, starting 10 games and going 6-1 with a 2.81 ERA. The lefty struck out 43 across 77.0 innings of work.
Elliott continued the strong tradition of Wright State relievers, collecting individual honors for the second straight season. Notching 10 saves for the Raiders, Elliott struck out 49 in 41.0 innings of work and posted a WHIP of 1.00.
Snyder made it two straight Freshman of the Year awards for Wright State, joining Sean Murphy. Starting 49 of WSU’s 51 games, Snyder hit .283 while clubbing five homers and driving in 43, ranking fourth in the League.
For the seventh time in his career, Dee was tabbed Coach of the Year by his peers. In his 16th year with the Flames, Dee captured his 500th career win on March 20 while also moving into first in career wins with the Flames with his 510th on April 12. The winningest coach in Horizon League history, Dee led the Flames to their 11th regular-season title in program history this year.
Joining Dahlberg and Boehm on the first team were teammates Mickey McDonald (third base) and Tyler Detmer (utility). Wright State placed five on the team, with Murphy (catcher), Michael Timm (second base), Mitch Roman (shortstop) and Matt Morrow (designated hitter) joining Elliott.
Milwaukee’s starting pitching tandem of Joe Pavlovich and Justin Langley each earned first team nods, as did Panthers outfielder Sam Koenig, who tied Boehm atop the League’s home run ledger. The first baseman’s spot was occupied by Valparaiso’s Nate Palace, while Frank Califano of Youngstown State took the final first team outfielder slot.
The Horizon League Baseball Championship begins on Wednesday, May 20, at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Ind. The tournament champion will receive the League’s automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. All championship games can be seen live on ESPN3.
2015 BASEBALL AWARDS
Player of the Year: Jeff Boehm, UIC (Sr., OF)
Pitcher of the Year: Jake Dahlberg, UIC (So., LHP)
Reliever of the Year: Andrew Elliott, Wright State (Sr., RHP)
Freshman of the Year: Gabe Snyder, Wright State (1B)
Coach of the Year: Mike Dee, UIC
1st Team All-League
Starting Pitcher: Jake Dahlberg, UIC
Starting Pitcher: Joe Pavlovich, Milwaukee
Starting Pitcher: Justin Langley, Milwaukee
Relief Pitcher: Andrew Elliott, Wright State
First Baseman: Nate Palace, Valparaiso
Second Baseman: Michael Timm, Wright State
Shortstop: Mitch Roman, Wright State
Third Baseman: Mickey McDonald, UIC
Catcher: Sean Murphy, Wright State
Outfielder: Jeff Boehm, UIC
Outfielder: Sam Koenig, Milwaukee
Outfielder: Frank Califano, Youngstown State
Designated Hitter: Matt Morrow, Wright State
Utility Player: Tyler Detmer, UIC
2nd Team All-League
Starting Pitcher: Jesse Scholtens, Wright State
Starting Pitcher: Luke Mamer, Wright State
Starting Pitcher: Trevor Lane, UIC
Relief Pitcher: Cody Peterson, Milwaukee
Relief Pitcher: Ryan Hinchley, UIC
First Baseman: Alex Lee, UIC
First Baseman: Gabe Snyder, Wright State
Second Baseman: Tell Taylor, Milwaukee
Shortstop: Spencer Mahoney, Valparaiso
Third Baseman: John Brodner, Wright State
Catcher: Mitch Ghelfi, Milwaukee
Outfielder: Rob Enslen, Oakland
Outfielder: Nolan Lodden, Valparaiso
Outfielder: Mark Fowler, Wright State
Designated Hitter: Mike Porcaro, Milwaukee
Utility Player: Ian Yetsko, Oakland
Pitcher: Jeremy Randolph, Wright State
Pitcher: Austin Schulfer, Milwaukee
Rob Calabrese, UIC (C/DH)
David Cronin, UIC (IF)
Matt DiLeo, Oakland (C)
Giovanni Garbella, Valparaiso (OF/IF)
Chad Jacob, Valparaiso (IF)
Matt Morrow, Wright State (DH)
Gabe Snyder, Wright State (1B)
Daulton Varsho, Milwaukee (OF/C)