Saturday November 18th, 2017
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2018 Free Agent middle infielder Brian Slaven

 

 

 

Brian Slaven

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/22/2017

2018 free agent – Livinlarge5@hotmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I can play anywhere on the infield that the team needs me but my best position is 5man

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Andy Purcell great pitcher and controls he game very well

Why do you like the game of softball?
It’s very competitive and always fun to get out on the field and play ball

What is your height and weight?
6’2 230lbs

Where do you call home?
Fresno, CA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Relaxing with family and friends

What do you do for a living?
Work for a company called consolidated irrigation as a ditch tender/ heavy equipment operator

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school baseball
College JC baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Was asked to play league and then started playing on a tournament team then just kept getting asked to play. Then in Vegas was fortunate to be asked by L&S to join their team.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Wasn’t a surprise but difference is everyone has talent and can play the game and the ball gets on you a lot faster cause everyone can hit in the upper divisions

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I don’t compare myself to anyone just go out there and give every inning my all

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Getting to play conference last year was amazing

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Can’t thank every sponsor I’ve ever had enough for taking the chance to allow me to play for their team in a sport I love.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Be patient and stay hungry after your goals

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym, BP, defensive work

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Probably country

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Boneyard In NV, great times with friends and just an overall great astmopsphere. Fields are really nice as well

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Golden eagle sports complex so far is the best complex I’ve played at

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Can never go wrong with BBQ

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
All gifts no matter how big or small hold value.
 

 

 

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