Get to Know: Austin’s Josi Bothun

Published 7:01 am Monday, May 21, 2018

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A. Just baseball.

Q: How did you originally get into baseball?

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A: I played tee ball as a kid and then played All-Stars growing up.

Austin shortstop Josi Bothun fields a throw to second against Winona at Dick Seltz Field. Eric Johnson/

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: My favorite sports memory has to be winning state when I was 12 in All Stars, we got to go out on Target Field and get championship rings.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: Teamwork is the main thing I have learned.

Q: What is the hardest part about baseball?

A: The hardest part about baseball is definitely being able to stay in it mentally through the whole game.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: My uncle is my biggest sports role model because he is so passionate about the game and he has played it a very long time and has been successful.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: My favorite TV show is “The Office” and my favorite movie is “The Hobbit.”

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: History.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job would be a major league bullpen catcher.

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is really any type of Mexican food.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: I’m considering going to NIACC for auto body but I’m not 100 percent sure yet.

Q: What’s a fun fact about you or hobby you enjoy most people don’t know about?

A: I used to play the drums and guitar.

Q: What are your top three pump songs before a big game?

A: “Ms Jackson” by OutKast , “Saint” by Huncho Jack, and “Shabbat” by ASAP Ferg.

Q: What are your top three guilty pleasure songs?

A: “Party in the USA”, “Replay,” and “Girl Put Your Records On.”