2017 Free Agent Jay Hill
2017 Free Agent
Why do you like the game of softball?
It allows me to get out with the guys and play some ball and meet friends that will be in my life forever.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
the old man Dennis Rulli.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Chent Granados, Eli Aguilar, Jimmy Salas. Chent is turning into an all around player, picking it, hitting it and power. Eli is a great hitter and plays the OF with the best. I know jimmy is on the major list but don't forget he is only 25 and is turning into one of the best all around players in the country.
What is your nickname in softball?
Most people call me by 1st and last name. Jay Hill
What is your height and weight?
5'11 255 I've been losing some weight.
Where do you call home?
Whittier, Califorina so cal.
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Coaching my kids baseball and daughter softball.
What do you do for a living?
I work for an independent softball organization SCSA and run leagues, tournaments, baseball tournaments at a complex called THE YARD.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played football and baseball in high school and was able to play pro baseball after jr. college. I signed out of mt. Sac jr college with the houston astros in the 8th round.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Playing tournaments around so cal and I got asked to play with mel who ran a team called JOHNNY BLAZE in 02. We won NSA super C and moved up from there.
I played well in 05 at toys for tots and booty from KC DRYWALL picked me up and I was able to go to my 1st major world series that year. We did well and came in 5th place. From there played with KME/EASTON, ELITE SPORTS with Carlos Vega and JOHNNY BLAZE AGAIN. In 07 I was able to go to the ASA A with KME and we won with guys like brett, andy, dennis, johnny baily, tim baker, jeff ott and had the best time with those guys.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
play the game the right way.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
when your out of town respect your sponsor and do the little things, show up to BP, be ready to play against the best for 2 days. Then when you get home go out and drink. To many young kids not taking it for real.
What position do you play?
1st ,2nd, 3rd and pitch some.
What ounce bat do you use?
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
We live in so cal so we get to play year around.
What is your favorite sports team?
DODGERS, LAKERS AND SF49ERS!!!!
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?
a few, but winning my 1st world with johnny blaze NSA and winning ASA A a few years ago.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
wish I was a little bit taller…
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I think there doing it, by making more tourneys west coast.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
toys for tots, mlk and unlimited homeruns at THE YARD.
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
We are spoiled because we have 5 big league dreams within 50 miles of each other and those are nice to play on.
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?
last year at MLK Eli hitting a ball and hit a pitcher in his butt and his wallet coming out of his pocket.