An interview with Third Baseman Frank Yeilding
Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competitive nature of the game, and laughing with my teammates.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Where do you call home?
What do you do for a living?
Financial Planner/Owner of Yeilding's Baseball Academy
Tell me a little bit about the baseball academy?
We have five USSSA travel teams, one of them finished 9th last year at the Elite 32 in Orlando. We have an 11,000 sq. foot indoor facility, with six instructors on staff. One of our instructors is Ron "Papa Jack" Jackson who served as the Red Sox major league hitting coach from 02-05. He travels over from Atlanta to do lessons specially scheduled for him. We just opened five months ago and have been blessed with success quickly as we are at capacity in our first season in business. I strongly suggest any parents or coaches read the book " The Mental Game of Baseball" by H A Dorfman. It is a wonderful book and required reading for all of our players and parents.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Logo Express gave me a chance my second year to play softball in 07, and we just continued to move up.
What position do you play?
What batting grip do you use?
Drop pinky, overlap two fingers
What is your favorite sports team?
University of Alabama
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the ASA C World in 07
Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
At this level it's a sport….
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
This is too easy, get rid of the shaved bats, require all end-caps to be removable on the field, check each bat before every game.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Smokey Mountain Classic
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Andy Urban doing almost anything…..
Who are you playing with in 2011?
Famous Sports/Logo Express/Easton, I would also like to thank our sponsors, our whole group is so appreciative of the opportunities they provide for us.