Engelke Signs Professional Contract With Schaumburg Boomers
June 12, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Senior Kaleb Engelke of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team has signed a contract to play professional baseball with the Schaumburg Boomers, head coach Scott Doffek announced today.
"It's great to see Kaleb have an opportunity to move on at the professional level," Doffek said. "He has been an integral part of our bullpen the last couple of years and has done an exceptional job in that role. He's really just starting to perfect his craft as a submarine lefty and I am excited to watch him get that chance to improve and grow and see where his baseball career can take him."
Engelke was a key member of the UWM bullpen in his career. He led the Horizon League with 32 appearances this past season, striking out more than a batter per inning.
"I am very excited for the opportunity to continue playing," Engelke said. "I get to go play baseball with a good group of guys and have the chance to continue to get better every day."
As a junior, he ranked second in the Horizon League in saves and ninth in appearances despite a late-season injury that kept him off the field from May 15 on. For his career, he appeared in 78 games - fifth all-time - posting a 5-2 record, five saves and 55 strikeouts in 51.1 innings of work.
The Boomers are based in Schaumburg, Illinois, and are members of the independent Frontier League.