Saturday October 22nd, 2016

Filip Washington


Filip Cabell-Washington

USSSA Player History Player Page


Who are you playing with in 2015?

Team Combat/Baugh Ford/

2014 Interview: 

Why do you like the game of softball?
The game of softball is a reliever for me mentally and physically i love the game and have fun doing so

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I dont think i have a favorite softball player but i like to watch chris larsen hit the long ball

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I think i am the best up and coming ball player why? i play the game with so much passion and i leave it all on the field i love to learn the gae from my vetran players as well

What is your nickname in softball?
my nick name is (FLIP)

What is your height and weight?
6'2 220

Where do you call home?
panama city florida, i reside in las vegas NV

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
taking the kids i mentor out to the batting cages they love seeing me play and they like to learn the game

What do you do for a living?
i do security

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
yes played baseball and football and track in high school and college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I was still playing baseball at the time I recieved a call from a buddy while sitting in a traffic class asking if i wanted to fill in, traffic class was cut short so i did go and play and struck out 3 times i'll never forget. after that i told myself i can't look that bad any more so i bought a 50$ walmart bat and joined a team on monday nights in florida. After learning how to dent a 50$ softball bat from walmart i then started playing a lot more got picked up with a black circut team easton flatliners and began to get seen. Moved to las vegas and couldn't find a team to play for everyone was looking at me like who is this guy all i heard was nope we are full! All night long. I began to go to the park everytime i seen the lights on until someone let me play. They seen that i was really good and refered me to a guy named glenn johnson. Coach glenn allowed me to try out for a team called custom truck and i was faithfull to them for 4 years then i had to explore the confernece side of softball and here i am 7 years later i'm playing conference ball.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I guess the most surprising part of conference play is the ball gotta be fair after one strike and maybe being able to play against teams you wouldnt regularly see in regular play.
Nothing else is really different to me

What was the best advice you were ever given?
The best advice i was given is to play with my heart and no matter what dont allow any one to tell me i cant do something although softball is very poilitical i still try hard everytime i'm on the field as well as off.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Same advice play hard and you will get noticed cause you never know who is watching

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
out field best position is center field

What batting grip do you use?
i use a regular grip

What ounce bat do you use?
i swing a 26-27 oz bat

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
in the off season i prepare hitting open field as well as cages i invite a lot of the younger guys who admire my style of play to do the same

What is your favorite sports team?
fav team is the pirates

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
fav sport track and field or football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
no superstition

What is your most memorable softball moment?
fav memory was last year playing with a right fielder named clint stricker both of us going so hard and being in the zone we both dove through break away fence in worlds it was awesome

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
at bat music would be something by j-boog or common kings

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
the best improvement i would say is check bats before every large tournament

What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Frank Brown park in panama city beach florida just beautiful fields

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
waffle house

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
the funniest thing i have seen was playing in a game with different rules everything is backwards so running the bases was very fun to do 3rd 2nd 1st then home plate










6 responses to “Filip Washington”

  1. FRANCHISE21 says:

    This guy is a really good ball player, use to play with him in Alabama. Always hustles and is a very funny guy. Need a good out fielder that covers ground there’s your guy.

  2. Gillyshaw03 says:

    Good pick up crafty and goes hard almost broke a rib in LF this weekend crashing into a wall & yep the play got made… Give this guy a chance!!!

  3. shifty says:

    Saw this guy play in the coed D in arizona….Was an absolute stud…even though he played under a fake name to not attract attention!!!

  4. Lyndell says:

    Flip is the truth. Leaves everything on the field. It was a pleasure playing my last year with him.

  5. Karvaski says:

    Flip way the be there finally!! One of the best athletes I’ve ever played with and against! Great players and teammate! Go getter for sure! Good luck bud
    P. S. Love how u liked my rule I made for the cancer tournament running backwards haha!

  6. Ms. Lunsford says:

    What is this, THE Filip E. Cabell Washington I once knew I now hear of playing “under a fake name to not attract attention!!!”? Did you not at one time often circle your old high school in a fluorescent orange-yellow-lime long bouncing hydraulic low rider blaring your music and making fun of former under classmates still left behind inside? If I knew softball was the way to your heart, I think I could’ve gotten you to solve a lot more equations in slope-intercept form. Who knew? Even you and I had something in common. My bats of choice are either a 33 inch, 26 ounce, or a 34 inch, 28 ounce, Easton bat also except with a fuller grip. I went to college on a softball scholarship. It is nice to see and hear of you doing so well, as well as how proud I am of you in paying it forward by mentoring youth. I hope your sister is doing well, too, so please tell her I still think of her in the highest regard.

    P.S.: The next time you get the urge to do something fun at a game, instead of running the bases backwards, you could post the lineup and positions in a good old T – chart format instead of x’s and y’s. When running for a ball in the outfield next time, think rise over run like slope ☺. BTW, I played left field in high school, short field in college, and then right field my last year and up at Oakland terrace. Just like I always told you, mathematics is all around you.

    See you on the “Flip” side

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