Former Lewis University baseball outfielder Mike Bolling (Chicago, Ill./Guerin Prep) has signed a contract with the Schaumburg Boomers of the Frontier League for the upcoming 2013 season. Bolling becomes the Flyers' 70th professional signee in program history.
“I couldn't be happier for Mike and feel he will be a great fit for the Boomers,” Lewis head baseball coach Tim McDonough said. “Mike has a unique set of skills, and his speed will play well at any level.”
During his two seasons at Lewis, Bolling was a two-time National College Baseball Writers Association All-Midwest Region Second Team selection, as well as an American Baseball Coaches Association and Daktronics All-Midwest Region Team honoree in 2012.
Bolling also garnered All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors both seasons after leading the league in stolen bases two years in a row with 34 in 2012 and 31 in 2011. In his 94 career starts in the outfield, he tallied 79 hits including 15 doubles, four triples and four home runs for a .431 batting average and a .433 slugging percentage.
“On top of his ability on the field, Mike will bring energy to the park every day and will be an outstanding teammate,” McDonough said.
Lewis kicks off the 2013 season with a double header against Wheeling Jesuit on Sunday, March 3rd at 12 PM ET as part of their spring trip to Florida.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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