Wednesday July 18th, 2018

2017 Free Agent outfielder Cody Marshall




Cody Marshall

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 7/13/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?
Military militia/ vet sports

Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Outfield and first base

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There are so many great players but someone who I've always thought was a pure hitter was Scott Kirby.  Scott is pundits for pundits one of the best power hitters I've ever seen.

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to hit and softball is a hitters game

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Johnny Allen, he is one of the most natural athletes I've seen on the ball field. Besides him being a great player,  he is an even better teammate and friend.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Riggs.  I've always worn the number 33.  An old teammate related the character from the show Friday night lights to my wearing of the same number of 33 and similar demeanor.

What is your height and weight?
6'1  235 lbs

Where do you call home?
Panama City Florida

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending time on the beach with my bulldogs

What do you do for a living?
Civil engineer

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played 4 years of college baseball and had a small stint in pro baseball before enduring multiple surgeries 

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started softball 5 years ago when I got into the airforce.  I give credit to pup shorthand and Gary Lafoun for giving me a shot at competing at a high level 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
How consistent the players are at hitting

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Scott kirby

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning military world's with semper

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Gary Lafoun. Pup shortland

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Be humble 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Regular baseball grip

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Everything with strength training and hitting

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
My clothes always have be clean before each tourney game

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Headstrong by trapt

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Letting new players get in to play

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Band aid

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Dream fields in texas.  Great fields 

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Jimmy John's. 

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm an old English bulldog breeder

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My first wooden bat from my older brother





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