Who are you playing with in 2015?
Team Combat/Baugh Ford/Softball.com
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?
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?
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?
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