Mitch Boe joined the Hawkeyes in December 2022. He is in his second season with the Hawkeyes.
Iowa won 44 games – tied for the most wins in a single season in program history – in 2023. The Hawkeyes finished third in the regular season with a 15-8 record, while advancing to the Big Ten Tournament final. The Hawkeyes qualified for their eighth Big Ten Tournament under head coach Rick Heller. Iowa made its first NCAA tournament appearance since 2017, winning two games at the Terre Haute Regional.
Offensively, the Hawkeyes had one of the best seasons in recent history, averaging 8.2 runs per game. As a team, Iowa hit .295 and led the conference in stolen bases (102). The Hawkeyes were led by Anthony’s .389 batting average and 22 doubles, while Dorighi carried the team with 15 home runs and 67 RBIs. Petersen (20), Seegers (17), Huckstorf (16) and second baseman Sam Hojnar (11) registered double digit stolen bases.
Iowa’s pitching staff was among the best in the nation in 2023. The Hawkeyes ranked second nationally in hits allowed per nine innings (6.74), fifth in strikeouts per nine innings (10.9), 11th in earned run average (4.19), and 12th in shutouts (6). Brody Brecht finished the season with 109 strikeouts, the second-most in program history, while leading the country with 4.32 hits allowed per nine innings. Marcus Morgan ranked third national with 5.23 hits per nine. As a staff, the Hawkeyes led the conference in nearly every category, including ERA (4.19), strikeouts (630), shutouts (6), and batting average against (.208). The 630 strikeouts set a program record.
The Hawkeyes had two players drafted in the Major League Baseball draft. Pitcher Jared Simpson was the first Hawkeye taken off the board, getting drafted by the Washington Nationals in the eighth round. Pitcher Ty Langenburg was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 11th round. Relief pitcher Will Christopherson signed with the Los Angeles Angels and outfield Keaton Anthony penned a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Boe – who played for the Hawkeyes from 2016-2019 – spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for Valparaiso. Boe served as the team’s infield and baserunning instructor while also coaching third base for the Beacons.
The Naperville, Illinois, native, appeared in 193 career games, tied for the ninth-most all-time at Iowa. In 2019 the team captain was named Iowa’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Boe tallied 144 hits, 28 doubles, 72 RBIs and 21 stolen bases for the Hawkeyes.
As a player —
Hawk Item — Appeared in 193 career games, tied for the ninth-most all-time.
2019 Honors — Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. 2019 — One of four team captains… started 46 games — all at second base… hit safely in 34 games… had eight multi-hit games (six 2-hit, two 3-hit)… had a career-best 17-game on-base streak from March 24-April 21… hit .257 (44-of-171) with 28 runs and 19 RBIs… had 30 walks… went 7-for-9 in steal attempts… missed the UC Irvine series after colliding with Zeb Adreon in shallow right field at Ohio State (4/28)… suffered four facial breaks, which required surgery… returned to lineup May 12 against Michigan State, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored… had a career-best 17-game on-base streak from March 24-April 21… notched his seventh multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a steal in game one at Ohio State (4/26)… went 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs in game two win over No. 30 Nebraska (4/20)… had a pair of two-RBI games and two doubles in Iowa’s series win over Rutgers (4/5-6)… went 3-for-6 with three runs scored in series opener over No. 23 Illinois (3/29)… went 3-for-5 with two RBIs in game one against Cal State Northridge (3/16) and went 1-for-3 with a game-tying three-run home run in game two (3/17)… it was his second career home run… went 2-for-4 with a double in game one at No. 19 Oklahoma State (3/1) and had the game-tying RBI double in the eighth in the series finale (3/2)… tied a school record with four walks against Hawaii (2/22)… it is the second time Boe has had four walks in a single game… went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and at triple against Marshall (2/17).
2018 — Started 50 games — 49 at second base and one at shortstop… hit .266 with 23 RBIs, 23 runs, and 10 doubles… hit safely in 30 games and reached safely in 38 contests… had 10 multi-hit games — nine two-hit and one 3-hit contests… didn’t commit an error the first 19 games… hit a team-best .400 in the sweep of Penn State (5/17-19)… tied a career-high with three hits in game two, finishing 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored… was 7-for-10 in stolen base chances, including swiping home with the bases loaded, two outs, and the scored tied at four in the top of the ninth inning in the road win at Western Illinois (5/15)… went 1-for-2 with a run scored and RBI in series finale against No. 12 Oklahoma State… singled to center field and scored on a three-base error by the center fielder… went 2-for-5 and tied a career-high with three RBIs against Missouri (5/1)… hit a game-tying ninth-inning home run — a solo shot down the left field line — for his first career home run… finished 2-for-3 and tied a career-high with three RBIs in Iowa’s series opening win at Nebraska (4/13)… went 2-for-4 in the series opener against Ohio State (4/7)… went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in come-from-behind victory over Bradley (3/28).
at World University Games (2017) — Started all seven games at second base… scored five runs, had three RBIs, and collected six walks… went 2-for-4 with four runs and an RBI against Russia (8/22).
2017 — Started 59 games — all at second base… hit .244 with 29 runs and 26 RBIs… had 23 walks… reached safely in a career-best 14 games from Feb. 19-March 17… had 12 multi-hit games — all two-hit contests… part of a double play tandem that was one of the best in the nation… hit .500 (5-of-10) — second-best on the team — during NCAA Regional play with two multi-hit games and a team-high four RBIs… went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double in opener against No. 15 Houston (6/2)… went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Texas A&M (6/3) and 1-for-3 with an RBI against No. 15 Houston (6/4)… went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI double against Omaha (5/16)… tied a career-high against Penn State, finishing 2-for-4 with a double, triple, and one run scored… had the game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning in Iowa’s 7-6 game one victory at Nebraska (4/14)… had three game-tying or game-winning hits in the eighth inning or beyond in 2017… hit .500 with three doubles and a triple, four runs, and five RBIs against UNLV (3/31-4/1)… went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs in game two… had a game-tying two-run double in bottom of ninth inning and scored game-winning run… went 2-for-4 with a career-high three RBIs in game three, which included a game-tying two-run double in eighth… score go-ahead run in eighth.
2016 — Started 18 games at second base… hit .190 with 12 runs and four RBIs… drew 13 walks on the year… hit a team-best .556 in three-game series at Ohio State (5/6-8)… went 3-for-5 with a double and a career-high three runs scored in game two for his first career multi-hit game… finished 2-for-4 in the series finale… went 1-for-3 with a run scored and steal against Grand View (4/26)… tied a school record, drawing four walks against Air Force (4/13)… scored a career-high three runs and had an RBI… drew two walks and scored a run in Iowa’s 12-3 victory over Northern Illinois (3/29)… made his first career start Feb. 27 against Dartmouth, going 1-for-4… went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in a win over Chicago State (2/28)… saw his first career collegiate action as a defensive replacement at Dallas Baptist (2/19).
High School — Ranked as a top-500 prospect nationally by Perfect Game… all-state and ESCC Offensive Player of the Year honoree as a senior… won the 2013 Illinois State Championship and 2014 Illinois Summer State Championship… two-time first-team all-conference… hit .394 as a senior, .357 as a junior, and .301 as a sophomore… 2014 WWBA All-Tournament selection in Atlanta… recipient of the 2014 Steve Bajenski Award… played for Team Demarini for four years… also played for the Midwest Reds Scout Team… high school coach was Jared Voss… club coaches were Andy Stack and Charlie Hayes.
Personal — Born July 11, 1996… son of Kim and Kathy Boe… has an older sibling, Kori… majoring in sport and recreation management.