Q&A with Barnstable Baseball Commit Mikey Meagher


Photo by Harold Klett

Meagher throwing a runner out

Abby Olsen, Staff Writer

As of this week, there are multiple BHS seniors who have committed to play a sport at the collegiate level in the following year. Insight is seizing the opportunity to interview these athletes throughout the spring as they prepare for the next phase in their athletic careers.


  •  Where are you committed?

Stonehill College


  1.  What position do you play?



  •  When did you start playing baseball?

I started playing when I was 6 with my dad.


  •  Did you always have a passion for baseball?

I have always loved playing baseball and I have grown up playing which has helped that passion stay.


  • Was there a moment or time when you realized that baseball was something that you wanted to pursue collegiately?

I always dreamed of playing baseball at the highest level I could so when it came time to decide whether or not I wanted to play in college the decision was easy.


  • What is your favorite thing about baseball?

Baseball is very mental and I love baseball because it is a sport that rewards the hardest worker. Baseball also teaches you how to go through life and how to truly become your personal best. It teaches you failure and the beauty that failure comes with.


  • What is the greatest lesson that you have learned from baseball?

I have learned that failure is a part of life and it is the only way to truly grow. The best baseball player in the MLB, for example, only gets a hit in roughly 3 out of 10 of his at bats, which is a failing grade. This ratio teaches patience and drive to become better.


  • What are some goals that you have for college baseball?

My goals are to be the starting catcher my freshman year and to hit at a high level among my teammates.


  • Is there someone or something that has inspired you in your sports career?

My dad inspired me in my baseball career. He has helped me stay with baseball and celebrate my success, while still striving to become even better. My dad has inspired me throughout my career to always want to become better.


  • What has been your biggest achievement in baseball?

My biggest achievement was becoming a Baseball Factory all American player my junior year and having the opportunity to play in Arizona.


  • What are challenges that you have faced or obstacles you’ve overcome in getting where you are today?

I have struggled all throughout my baseball career from my swing to my defensive play but I was able to overcome them through constant practice and coaching.


  • What about your sport motivates you the most?

The thing that motivates me most is my love for winning. More importantly, though, is my hate for losing. I hate losing more than anything else, so this motivates me to always work harder than last time.


  • Do you have any pregame rituals or superstitions?

Not really I just try to stay as relaxed and happy as possible before games in order to let myself play loose and comfortable.


  • What are other interests or hobbies that you have?

I like weightlifting and I like watching other sports but other than that it’s pretty much just baseball.


  • Do you have a piece of advice for aspiring young athletes?

           Keep working every day and stay out of your own head. The one thing you can control is          your effort so if all else fails, at least make sure you leave everything you have on the field.