Even through Jake Bosher didn’t get to play much his senior year for the Indians, he has found a home on the diamond at the college level.

Bosher will stay close to home and play baseball at SAGU.

“I’m pretty excited because I get to play baseball a little bit longer,” Bosher said. “I know over the past three or four years they are getting better. I know (coach Jon Shockley) is trying to rebuild it and have a winning season and reach the playoffs.”

Bosher actually has a unique connection with Shockley as the two work together to coach youth at Waxahachie’s Gear Up Baseball Academy.

“I know coach Shockley very well, I help him coach the 11U team at Gear Up and we get along really well,” Bosher said. “He’s a good guy, he knows what he’s talking about and he’s fun to play for.”

That connection helped Bosher get this roster spot as he didn’t get to play much for the Indians his senior year after district play started.

“There were a lot of great guys playing in front of me in high school, but I knew that I felt like I was good enough to play at the next level,” Bosher said. “I was just behind nine other great players in high school and I didn’t really want to go out of my high school career sitting on the bench and I felt like I wanted to go to the next level and play some more.”

Bosher plans on fighting for a starting spot at either third base or in the outfield from day one. He also would like to pitch some as well.

“I went to Cedar Valley, Northwood and Eastfield try outs, but they were going to redshirt me and I wanted to play right away,” Bosher said. “SAGU offered me the best deal.”

While none of those schools are far away, he said his family is glad to keep him in Waxahachie.

“My mom is excited I’m staying here so I can stay at home and help around the house,” Bosher said. “Maybe a year or so into it I can get my own place and see how it goes.”

He plans on studying education and go into coaching after graduating.

Contact Billy at b.wessels@wninews.com or 469-517-1454.