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Read about Sam Sethna's decision to go to college and play baseball

By Post 11 Fan, 06/03/22, 9:15AM EDT


Sam shares a competitive spirt, his appreciation for family, friends and teammates, his excitement about baseball and a new chapter

Congratulations to Sam Sethna, Teays Valley, 2022 for selecting Otterbein University, Westerville, Oh, to continue his academic pursuits and play college baseball! Otterbein's team is known as the 'Cardinals' and competes in the tough Ohio Athletic Conference comprised of NCAA Division III schools. In 2022, the Cardinals were 27-15 overall with a solid 14-4 conference record. 

Going to college and playing college baseball is a big deal for anyone, and Post 11 is very happy for Sam and proud of his accomplishment. He has certainly worked hard and deserves it, putting in countless hours working on his baseball craft!

Sam played for Post 11 last summer and was an integral part of the 2021 squad that landed a district win and an ALB Ohio State Tournament berth with a 4th place finish. During the season he played in 31 of 33 games; pitched in 11 games with an exceptional ERA of 1.87 and WHIP of 1.56 over 41 innings; and had 80 trips to the plate with a .377 OBP. Bottom line, Sam played great baseball and he kept guys from scoring when he was on the mound. Additionally, Sam has set an example for promoting oneself to colleges and was one of several Post 11 players scouted last summer during ALB tournaments. Post 11 is honored that Sam is returning for the 2022 season before he heads off to Otterbein. 

Below is an interview with Sam on his decision to go to college and play baseball. It's a great read. You'll quickly see Sam's intentional, competitive spirit, hard-working attitude and his strong, family orientation.

Here's a link to Otterbein University's Baseball page. Check it out:

Congratulations, Sam!

  • Which college have you committed to? Otterbein University   
  • Have you picked a major yet? If so, what is it and why did you choose it? Yes, I am majoring in Business so I can start my own business.
  • How does it feel to know that you’ll be going to college and why? I am excited. I get to start a new chapter in my life.
  • What is your favorite thing about the college you chose and why? My favorite thing so far is the baseball program and how close the school is to my family.
  • How do you see yourself contributing to your new college baseball team? I give my team 100% effort and work day and night.
  • What do you know about your new coach? And, how will you go about getting to know him and his staff and what they expect of a new team member? I know Otterbein has a great program and coaching staff. We are all ready and excited to work together.
  • What do think will be the most challenging about college baseball? The most challenging part will be keeping up with classwork while competing.
  • How does it feel to be facing your final year of school ball? It sucks. I am soaking it all in. I love my friends/teammates to death. 
  • Will you approach your final year of school ball and summer ball differently now that you are a committed college baseball player? Yes, I have more confidence and intent to be the best I can be.
  • What advice would you give other Post 11 players going through the recruiting process and considering a college baseball career?  Get and post videos from Tyler Sisson or Pat Hyme, send emails, visit college campuses and find connections any way you can.
  • What do you think will be the first thing you do when you get to campus? The first thing I will do is go to the baseball field.
  • Prediction – how many all-nighters do you think you’ll pull in your freshman year in college? Too many to count.