Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Seton-La Salle's David Boehme, Sto-Rox's Aimee Miller
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School: Seton-La Salle
Claim to fame: Boehme allowed one hit and no walks while striking out seven in 5 2⁄3 innings Monday in a 6-2 win over Freedom. He also went 4 for 6 with two home runs and seven RBI in a 15-13 win over Avonworth in Section 1-AA on Friday. Boehme picked up the win after striking out six in a complete-game 4-3 victory over South Side Beaver on April 3.
Was it difficult to produce with limited time on the field due to the weather?
It was a slow start at first, but after we got on the field, I basically got back to myself hitting the ball. The team is playing well, and I see a lot of promise in how we're fielding and hitting the ball.
What are the possibilities for Seton-La Salle this year?
I look forward to the rest of the season. We have a lot of young talent. Based off our first three games, I think we have a good shot at making the playoffs. If we can keep it together, I definitely can see a playoff spot and maybe a section championship.
Are you more dangerous at the plate or on the mound?
It really varies. When I get on the mound I'm very confident and believe I can throw strikes. When I'm at the plate I have the same mindset. I know the ball is coming and just keep a clear mind and jump on it.
Is there a major leaguer who you try to emulate?
My favorite player is Albert Pujols. I like his Christian attitude and how he started out his career. He had to work his way to the top. Also, Bryce Harper. He gives it his all every game, every pitch.
What is something people might not know about you?
I really work hard on my game, but I really focus on my studies. I work hard to maintain high honors in school and achieve success in the classroom as well as on the diamond.
Claim to fame: Miller has been dominant on the mound, amassing a 4-1 record with 23 strikeouts and has allowed just six earned runs in 29 innings. Recently, Miller pitched back-to-back no-hitters against Avella and Cornell. At the plate, Miller is batting .588 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and eight RBI.
What are you doing to have this type of success?
Things are going good. We've been working hard and taking things day by day. I can't complain.
Why are you putting up such pitching dominant statistics?
It's just about focusing more. Sometimes, you have too much to think about and you just need to regroup. I try to do that and just think about what to do next.
What is your go-to pitch?
As of right now, I'd say my high ball. My change-up is good, but it can get better.
What's your mentality at the plate?
It's all about making sure you are up there and focusing. I just try to stand ready for any pitch that is thrown at me.
What is your ultimate goal this season?
I don't want to be cocky and say I know we're going to make the playoffs, but it's been six years since we've won WPIAL. So I definitely hope we can win the WPIAL.
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