Thursday October 27th, 2016

New team —> Taylormade infielder Clif Williamson


Clif Williamson

USSSA Playing History 2012-2016

USSSA Playing History 2003-2012

ASA Playing History player page

Who are you playing with in 2016?

Why do you like the game of softball?
My dad played upper level ball when I was little and I fell in love. I have been playing since I was 14 years old

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Bryson Baker is the best overall player I think in the game today. From being able to play anywhere on the field to being able to hit as well as he does tourney after tourney. Gotta give a shout out to my boy Sam Lopez also, the best 3rd baseman in the game and continues to get better a better at the plate.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
So many to name…Dale Brungardt, Shannon Smith, Brian Lipman, Isaac Gonzales, Tyler Espland, Josh Carter, Cory Large, Stuart Snell…this list goes on

What is your nickname in softball?
One-F or Cliffy (Sour Patch to some)

What is your height and weight?
5'10" 210lbs

Where do you call home?
Bakersfield, CA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Doing anything with my son, usually involves baseball of some sort

What do you do for a living?
Field Tech for a civil engineering firm

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball and Football in HS, Baseball at Bakersfield College

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Just started playing ball with my dad at a young age, once I was out of college I played for a local C team and was noticed by a couple teams down in LA. Once I was on an LA C team I was then picked up by Johnny Blaze, Desert Falls, R&M Metals, SBS and Famous

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitchers are a lot better and balls come off the bats a lot harder

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Can't compare but I like to watch guys like Bryson and Rulli hit and learn from them

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Not hitting the game winning homerun in the winners bracket final game last year with SBS when we played Nordkap in Euless, still haunts me.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play at the highest level you can and try to play the bigger tourneys where you can be seen

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
SS, 3rd and Outfield

What batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky over the knob, 27oz endloaded

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Work hard on the things I didn't do well and fine tune the things I did do well in the past season, gym as often as i can

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
San Diego Chargers and Texas Rangers, Football is my favorite sport to watch

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I get in the batters box the same way every time

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Gasolina by Daddy Yankee

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Like everyone else says…make a limit on major chips per major team

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Toys 4 Tots in Palm Springs

What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Vegas Field of Dreams, Artificial turf in the infield is always an infielders dream

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Wing House, Buffalo Wild Wings or Hooters

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
We were at either ASA nationals with C-Town or USSSA worlds with SBS and Bubba (Dale Brungradt) caught a ground ball at 3rd and yelled "suck it clif" as he was throwing the ball to Hosh at first. it was funny cause i was just talking mess to him about fielding


2009 Johnny Blaze team photo

5 responses to “New team —> Taylormade infielder Clif Williamson”

  1. Lippy says:

    Great player with a lot of passion. Has many great years a head of him. Awesome guy on and off the field, glad I got to call him my teammate this year. Looking forward to our next battle at a homerun derby. Still owe me a can btw!!!!

  2. The Mad Hatter says:

    Great player and teammate. Mashes the ball and plays a solid SS or IF. Plays the game the right way and can help any team looking for those qualities. Best of luck in 2014 Cliffy!

  3. Sean says:

    Good effort Cliff

  4. PL8 says:

    Welcome aboard Clif.

  5. S. Smith says:

    Clif that’s me “hauting” you. I was on deck! Good luck this year. Maybe I’ll see you in Denison in Jan.

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