Friday October 21st, 2016

2016 Free Agent pitcher Jake Rushing




Jake Rushing

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/8/2015

Who are you playing with in 2016?
Played with Oi Livingston the last two years

Free Agent –

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?
The competition

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?
5'9 220

Where do you call home?
Woodville, FL

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






5 responses to “2016 Free Agent pitcher Jake Rushing”

  1. snowman15 says:

    I thought I was the only one who listen to David Cooler. Love running them dogs. Good luck to ya man.

    • Chad Folsom #31 says:

      Great pitcher and even better person.Glad I had the opportunity to play with him this year.Best of luck to you buddy.

  2. Carlton says:

    Great teammate and dude! Enjoyed the last two years playing with him.
    The goalie can pick it with the best of them !

  3. Jamie Hancock says:

    Jake is a great pitcher and great teammate. And DW…thank you the picture of Jake getting figged up…GOT HIM!!!

  4. Jamie Hancock says:

    That might have been right after I kicked one of those balls against Reds. But you gotta pick me up and catch one Jake…LOL!!!

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