Thursday October 27th, 2016

Looking to play in Florida —> Jesse Ayres




Jesse Ayres

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 7/22/2015

Who are you playing with in 2015?
Undecided, just moved from San diego to Jacksonville 

Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Denny Crine/David Miller

Why do you like the game of softball?
Competition at High Levels

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Ryan Mclanahan

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Meal Prep
Got it from always packing my meals for fitness shows

What is your height and weight?
225 lbs

Where do you call home?
Currently Jacksonville, Florida

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Gym & Softball

What do you do for a living?

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball/Track High School

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Got the start from Jim Kulovitz on military base and went from there. Got to the upper level through military team, playing all the time and practice.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Jim Kulovitz

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Walk off Homerun in rival military tournament

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Ben Tompson
All around great guy/coach always promoted me and took the time to help better me as a player and person.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Practice and stay humble

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap and 26 EL or 28 balance

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
BP and gym

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Baseball, Yankees

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Gin and Juice

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Move base paths back

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Reno Boneyard Blast
Huge party, loud music, and great scene

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?
In and Out

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Swinging falling strike out

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Custom Jersey for Charity related cause





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