New Team —> Pure Sports/Honeybadgers Jared Hunt
Interview conducted on 2/28/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
2016 played with Classic Glass and WC Monsta
2017 Pure Sports/Honeybadgers
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Why do you like the game of softball?
I love playing the game because it still allows me to play the game I love coming off my baseball career.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Ryan Mcclanahan and Isaac Gonzales. Ryan picks it in the field and Isaac swings it with the best of them.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
J. Just being on teams with friends and being called J all my life.
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
San Diego. Ca.
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Somewhere on the ball field.
What do you do for a living?
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball and football in high school. Baseball in college and baseball professionally for 2 years.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Henri Nuber gave me a couple chances to play with oc swats
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The pace of the game.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Usssa worlds in Florida throwing a guy out at third to help win the game.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Tony Verdugo has talked to me a lot about my game.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Relax and play your game.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
2 finger over lap. 27 oz end load.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Train in the gym year round.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Texas Rangers. I love football.
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Grip on my bats. They have to be perfect.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I love the game how it is.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Toys for tots
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Disney in Florida.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Applebee's happy hour
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Played on a team where the first baseman didn't have his glove on and the ball
Hit him right in the chest.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Played on the USA all star team in 2011
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Having my own bat model with a company called jaw bats.
2015 Toys for Tots Worth HR Derby Champion!