2017 Free Agent 1B Eric Wolfe
Interview conducted on 10/20/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
Just moved to the east coast / free agent – Ewolfe1034@gmail.com
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st , C /DH , back up pitch in that order
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There are so many it's hard to name just one I love watching Larsen , KP , Shannon Smith and Harvey hit. Mooch pitch and fish or Reyna glove it . I love watching Dale Brungardt play he never gets cheated or leaves anything left in the tank .. Man is a beast and still so young
Why do you like the game of softball?
It's my escape from everyday life and something I'm extremely passionate about .. It gives me goals to work for and keep pushing
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
KP is a absolute beast hitting and still young
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Wolf it's my last name
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
Was New Mexico now DC
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Fishing and or relaxing with the family
What do you do for a living?
Nuclear waste tech
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played baseball freshman year in high school , basketball , soccer and track all the way through high school .
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started in beer leagues in mass and was introduced to tournaments by Kenny Rose he opened my eyes to the sport then I moved and started working on the road where I got to play all over the USA . When I moved to New Mexico I met Mr Hanner he introduced me to upper ball and I played for him on glass house / kartel C I have been playing C for the last 5 years thanks to him
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I only made the jump or got my feet wet in places like tots or local stuff we went to as a C team . But I love the fact that the game is played right not much shit talking and the strike zone is very consistent !!
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
At the moment I'm not to sure . I just work hard on line to line power and high average hitting
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Probably every time playing at tots and complements for the guys I look up to
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Mr Hanner for sure .. He has helped me in all aspects and looking at the game from a different prospective .. One swing can't win a game , make the simple plays and capitalise on the misses
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Enjoy the game be a team player and stay within yourself
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap 3 on bottom 2 on top. Hand 27.5-30
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
BP every chance I get and hit the gym
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Red Sox baseball or football
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
All the basic baseball ones lol like I never walk infront on the pitching mound/rubber and always walk behind the catcher
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Wait a min
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I think it's doing good I would have said better testing but after worlds I'm a big fan of the bat cutting they did
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Tots in Cali , WA super draft , the howl , enchilada , or smoky
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Hmm the summit , bld or Disney
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Texas road house or chipotle
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
There has been a lot of swings and misses , triple plays , but there was one time when a friend hit a walk off in a superdraft . He ran the bases slid into home and humped the plate
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I was born on a island off the coast of mass or my job lol
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Received ..was the first real bat for softball I was given by Kenny Rose
Given away was .. I was playing in a back yard tornament in the mountains and played a boys home / half way house team they only had Walmart bats so I gave them a CL and ONE I had in my bag