Tecumseh’s Gage Boatman – OKC Area Baseball Spotlight Presented By Harley-Davidson World

By Derrick Smith

Throughout the life of any kid, there are people that they look up to that impact them for the rest of their life. This could be a professional athlete or a celebrity, or it could be someone a little closer to home. Gage Boatman says that the person he looks up to as a role model is someone he has known forever.

“The biggest influence on my life is my father,” Gage said. “In sports and in becoming a man in general, he is always leading me in the right direction.”
Boatman attends Tecumseh High School, where he is a senior. He plays catcher for the Savages’ baseball team. He has played the game for thirteen years and still loves it as much as he did when he started. He also plays football.

While he has played baseball for a majority of his life, Gage says that he knows he would not be the player he is today without a lot of work. “Playing high school baseball has taught me that in order to be good, there is a lot required,” he said. “You must have a phenomenal work ethic, be a student of the game, and do what others don’t wanna do.”

In the classroom, Boatman says that one teacher has helped him become a better student. “My chemistry teacher, Mary Keck, has taught me what it takes to be successful in the classroom and have good study habits.”

The top moment that Gage has had on the baseball field is a special one to him. “I have had a lot of great moments,” he said. “But the biggest highlight of my career was getting my first varsity start as a freshman.”

Gage does not just excel on the baseball field. He also excels in the classroom. He is ranked second in his graduating class, has a 3.97 GPA, and scored a 28 on his ACT. Outside of sports, Boatman is a member of the National Honor Society and Leadership. He is also a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee.