New Team —> Demarini 'A' team out of CA – Brendt Newbill
Who are you playing with in 2012?
Why do you like the game of softball?
I enjoy softball because it gives me a chance to compete. I started playing with my dad in church league when I was 16.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There are a lot of great softball players now and in the past. I had the chance to play with Randall Boone. It is a experience I wont forget. Randall had fun, but competed as hard as anyone. He always wanted to win, always gave his best, but bottomline wanted to have fun doing it.
What position do you play?
I play the moving target position.. Pitcher
Where do you call home?
I am from Salem, Oregon orginally.. I live in Gig Harbor, Wa now..
What do you do for a living?
I work at a garage door distribution Overhead Door/ Genie Pro
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played baseball in H.S. and was drafted by the Brewers.. went to college instead of signing.. I didnt realize college was a different world.. Teachers in college dont care if you go to class.. So I didnt go very often.. I say I majored in drinking and chasing women..
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing softball with my dad in the church league. Played that level for a few years.. I then got a tryout for a C team in Oregon named Haras.. I played with them for a few years.. Then I got the chance to meet Kermit Stricklin.. He was the coach/RF/sponsor for Gatorline softball.. We played C and went to worlds and did ok.. The next year we actually qualified for the Major World Series as a C team.. We won NSA B worlds the next year.. So I guess it has been a gradual climb to where I am today..
What batting grip do you use?
I hang my pinkie over the knob of the bat..
What is your favorite sports team?
Atlanta Braves for baseball
SF 49ers for football
Portland Trail Blazers for basketball
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
I love basketball and wish I were better at it. I use to play all the time. Not so much anymore.. To much chance of injury.. HAHA
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have to pump fake an even amount of times.. HAHA
Not really any superstitions..
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning NSA B Worlds.. There is no way we should of won.. We beat an amazing Jean Shoppe team.. I think they won ISA and ASA Worlds that same year..
Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
Its a sport..
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I would somehow create a more level playing field at the upper level.. There should be a limit on how many Major players you can have. Make it 6 per team.. That would make things interesting..
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
I will say the Dudley.. Hopefully this year I get to go to the tourney in Anaconda.. Heard it is a blast..
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Chuck Shimmels getting hit in the ass in LF by a Brian Justice knuckle ball line drive.. It was at the Combat double 2 years ago..