Interview was conducted in 2014
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
SS and Middle. SS for sure.
Why do you like the game of softball?
Helps me fill the void of not playing baseball anymore.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Would have to say Billy Maggard and Kyle Pearson. Both work their ass off and can hit it a ton.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Smitty- way back in HS
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With family and friends at the beach. Hunting and fishing as much as possible in the offseason.
What do you do for a living?
Oil field Sales
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball through HS and College and a couple yrs in pro ball.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Picked up in a tournament here and there after baseball then jumped on board with a good friends D team full time. The next year Billy Maggard got me to come take over SS for the B team he played for lol.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The game is much quicker and the pitchers for the most part can throw a strike at will.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Finishing 2nd at B Worlds in 2012 then winning it in 2013
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
NYB coached the first B team I played with. Stayed on me for yrs to not just try and hit the ball out every time.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play in the tournaments with the best competition. Someone will notice you.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Standard baseball 28oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Lift and hit
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Texans and Rockets
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Smoky, the atmosphere and everyone getting to swing away.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
BLD or Disney
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
At the Smoky Buckshot was on first and one of our guys hit a line drive and hit him in the ass then proceeds to say (in typical Buck fashion) it's an unlimited tournament and ur hitting back side!!