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Eli Boike
Eli Boike

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clinton Township, Mich.

High School:
Fraser

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/L


Co-Captain
2009: Elected by the team as one of the two captains for the 2010 season ... Led the Spartans in 2009 in runs (47), home runs (8) and walks (36) ... His 62 hits tied for second most on the team while his 36 RBIs were third most ... Started all 54 games (53 in right field and one as the designated hitter)... Posted 21 multi-hit games which was second most on the team ... Posted a team-high 12-game hitting-streak that started against Georgia State (3/6) and lasted through an 8-4 win over Oakland on March 20 ... His eight multi-RBI games were tied for second most on the team ... Had three, three-RBI games: vs. Bowling Green (3/17), Central Michigan (4/22) and Purdue (5/21) ... Homered in back-to-back games vs. Xavier and Bethune-Cookman (3/7-8) ... Provided the only runs the Spartans needed with his two-run homer in Nolan Moody's no-hitter and 2-0 victory vs. Northwestern (4/4) ... Had a solo home run in MSU's 8-7 extra-innings win over Michigan (4/17).

2008: Started 12 games and played in 27...4-for-4 in base-stealing attempts...went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases in the season opener vs. Stetson (2/22)...had two RBIs and one run scored in a 3-for-4 performance vs. Arkansas State (3/1)...doubled and scored a run vs. Western Carolina (3/6).

2007: Saw action in 48 games, including 42 starting assignments...batted .270 with two home runs, 20 RBIs and 22 runs scored...led team with three triples...had 12 multi-hit and four multi-RBI games...collected first collegiate hit in season opener at South Alabama (2/23)...clubbed two triples, scored two runs and drove in four runs vs. St. Joseph's (3/4)...went 4-for-5 with two RBI at Stetson (3/7)...had three hits and two RBI vs. Quinnipiac (3/9)...had back-to-back, two-hit games against Penn State (4/15-16)...hit first collegiate home run at Minnesota (4/21)...hit three-run homer in first game of series vs. Michigan (4/27)...concluded series against Wolverines with a 2-for-4 effort (4/29)...doubled and scored as pinch-hitter at Ohio State (5/5).

High School: Ranked by The Detroit News as one of the top 20 players in the state of Michigan...four-year letterwinner for coach Mario Borrocci at Fraser High School...hit .434 with 19 stolen bases to land on the all-state, all-region, all-district a nd all-conference teams his senior year...played in the East-West All-Star game...his team won district titles his freshman and senior years...tabbed to the all-conference, all-district and all-region teams as a sophomore and junior...named second team all-state after hitting .483 his sophomore year...a gifted athlete, he also excelled in basketball, as he was named team and league MVP after his junior season...played for Dave Bergman, a member of the 1984 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers, on the Grosse Pointe Redbirds in the summer.

Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1987...son of Gordie and Julie Boike...supply chain management major...enjoys playing basketball and golf...lists his parents as his greatest baseball influence...greatest athletic experience was playing in Comerica Park during the East-West All-Star game...played for the Bethesda Big Train in the Cal Ripken League the past two summers.2008: Started 12 games and played in 27...4-for-4 in base-stealing attempts...went 2-for-5 with two stolen bases in the season opener vs. Stetson (2/22)...had two RBIs and one run scored in a 3-for-4 performance vs. Arkansas State (3/1)...doubled and scored a run vs. Western Carolina (3/6).