2016 Free Agent pitcher Jake Rushing
Interview conducted on 10/8/2015
Who are you playing with in 2016?
Played with Oi Livingston the last two years
Free Agent – KLRushing24@gmail.com
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Hard to say I have seen lots
Why do you like the game of softball?
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Blake Balcom Adam Tennyson Tyler Driskell just to name a few
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Panda paws thanks to Jamie Hancock aka puddin
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending time with my family
What do you do for a living?
Take trees down
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball football in high school
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
My father got me started I grew up at the ball park. I played with OI Livingston for multiple years in C class then they gave me the opportunity to move up with them to the conference.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Playing great teams and players every game
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Hard to say I have had lots
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 father Wayne Rushing he got started in this game when I was 15 and have been playing now for 21 years
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work hard and never give up you never know who's watching
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
26 drop pinky off
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Run dogs hunting deer
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Dog hunting man by David cooler
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Watermelon festival tournament in Monticello Fl
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Defensive mvp at the Atlanta major also at Usssa C world