Sunday October 23rd, 2016

2016 Free Agent OF/C/DH Andrew Allen




Andrew Allen

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 2/26/2016

Who are you playing with in 2016?
I was playing with Heroes a C team based out of Nevada that was going to run the west coast conference schedule.

2016 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Usually OF, DH , C

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
It's always fun seeing the big boys play, it's really fun watching Ryan Harvey swing.

What is your height and weight?
I'm 6' 210 pounds

Where do you call home?
Currently reside in Menifee, Ca

What do you do for a living?
Manager of network services with AT&T

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Never played sports, I tried T ball but that was about it.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Playing a beer league with my pops and the sport grew on me from there.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The consistency with conference is crazy, those boys just go to work every inning no matter what.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Can't say there is… My swing is "unique" but effective lol

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
I would have to say Charles Shimmels just due to his humbleness and being a great ball player at the same time.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Train at the gym and regular BP

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
More focus on building the conference level teams on the west coast, specifically so cal.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Disney has always been a great place to play. Oklahoma was fun also.





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