Thursday October 27th, 2016

Cam Byars


Cam Byars

USSSA Playing History

2012 Interview

Why do you like the game of softball?
        Fullfills my competiveness and is something I enjoy playing with friends

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
        There are alot of great players and T havent played the upper level but a year so I'll just name the few that stood out to me this year.
        Wegman can do anything on a softball field he wants!  Probably best all around player.

        BJ, Helmer, and Connell are all professional hitters that can do anything they want at the plate.
        Pesso is the best defensive player I saw and has changed the way to play the 5th man

What is your nickname in softball?
Where do you call home?
        I am from Blacksburg, SC but currently live in Richmond, VA with my girlfriend Crystal and her daughter Kai
What do you do for a living?
        Detailer at Richmond BMW
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
        Football and baseball in high school. went to junior college at USC Sumter to play baseball
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
        Started playing when I was in high school and college with my cousins at the C level.  Played there for a few years until I met Ronni Salcedo with tai sports.   He helped me get on the east coast elite team where I met our sponsor Bill Rhew who brought me with him this year to 454.
What position do you play?

What batting grip do you use?
        pinky on knob and topped 2 fingers over lapped
What do you do in the offseason as far as pitching to improve your game?
        Pitch alot in leagues and pick up tourneys.  Throw alot of bp.  I feel like the more you are on the mound the better you will get!!!

What is your favorite sports team?
        pittsburgh steelers and chicago cubs

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
        Same routine every at bat.  If i start a routine before each game at beginning of year then do it all year.  Usually changes every year.
What is your most memorable softball moment?
        Winning the A world this year!!!
Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
        I think its both
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
        bats!!! definitely got to do something there.  Think if they want to build the upper program they have to do something with major players
What is your favorite non-World tournament?

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
        At a local tourney when I first started playing an outfielder turns to run back on a fly ball and it hits him in back of head!!



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