Meet Sam Boese

LionNationOnline checks in with the Varsity Baseball team’s starting catcher.

Meet Sam Boese

Age you started this sport?

4 years old.

How many hours a week do you practice?

15 hours per week.

What position do you play, and why?

Catcher, because I really enjoy the pressure.

Name one thing you are working to improve right now?

Framing pitches.

Pre-game ritual?

I wear the same clothes on game day and after the game.

Nicknames your teammates call you?


How would your teammates describe you?

Hardworking and a leader.

Who is your role model, and why?

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, because I grew up watching him, and he inspires me.

What gives you an edge?

Studying the other team before I play.

What is the hardest thing about baseball?

Being mentally prepared.

Name a hobby you enjoy outside sports?

Mountain biking.

Name something that stresses you out, and why?

Capstone, because it was a lot of work.

Name something you’re a pro at?

Getting things done.

Name a recent accomplishment you are proud of, and why?

Committing to college baseball at Richland College, because I’ll get to play the game I love.

Before I die, I want to ________, and why?

Go to Switzerland to see the beautiful nature there.

Name one thing about yourself that most people don’t know?

I know how to drive stick shift.