Wednesday March 21st, 2018

2018 Free Agent Damon Miller




Damon Miller

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 12/27/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Infield and best position is middle man

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Honestly too many to name

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to win and I've done a lot of that in my 4 years of playing

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Still way too many studs out there

What is your height and weight?
6ft 220lbs

Where do you call home?
Wolcottville, Indiana

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
No weekends off for me. When were not playing I always find somewhere else to play

What do you do for a living?
Work at the softball fields, do some umpiring. Going to school to be an elementary teacher

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
baseball,basketball,soccer for 4 year in high school and 1 year of college baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
My dad always played when I was younger and I knew there was nothing else I would rather do

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Hoping to tell you that answer soon.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I try to be my own player and just be myself

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Double dipping a B team in 21u nationals after losing to them in the winners bracket final. Werent supposed to beat them, but something I will never forget.

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 dad. He showed me how to play the game

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Watch the older players. When someone asks you to go play somewhere no matter how far it is. GO! you never know who will be there watching.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
normal grip and 26ounce

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit till my hands bleed

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Chicago Cubs
I love them all

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Always ask the umpire how many outs there are

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Some G-Eazy

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Get rid of the sand bagging.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Topeka 4th of July whole town comes out to watch softball. Couple thousand people watching and theres some really good teams there

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I love playing on my home turf Topeka softball fields

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Buffalo Wild Wings

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Too many to pick one

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
My team won 21 and under Nationals for slowpitch softball

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Theres a lot of trophies that I have won over past couple years that mean a lot to me.


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