An interview with Newbreed/GTS/BeusExcavation/Worth pitcher Cole Patterson!
Interview conducted on 1/3/2016
Who are you playing with in 2016?
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Why do you like the game of softball?
It's a faster pace then baseball.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Jon Gastineau and Flip Washington
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
The russian. Because I am russian.
What is your height and weight?
5'10 210 lbs
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my kiddos.
What do you do for a living?
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school and college
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Played with my high school baseball coach and Aaron Poysky, Ryan Lekness and Jose Sanchez gave me the chance to play on newbreed 3 years ago.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
People hitting the ball harder haha.
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Um probably Edgar Martinez I have a inside out swing.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Probably c world's with headcase. We lost our first game and came all the way back and took 5th.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
my neighbor Matt Munger. He taught me everything about sports. He was a great role model growing up to me and still is. Also learned alot from Rick Wiebe and Kevin Fry.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Be a team player and know your never bigger then the game.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Normal I guess and 27oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take bp twice a week.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Baseball by far and I am a Yankees fan
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Don't cross bats
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Fort minor "Remember the name"
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing. Everyone should just adjust on what the rules are.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Sumas 4th July tournament in Washington, homedale, blood and guts and superdraft in lacey Washington.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
ASA HOF by far.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Buffalo Wild wings
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Winning b asa worlds was a awesome gift.