An interview with Eurotech/Elite media/Easton third baseman Joe Ehnstrom!
Interview conducted on 2/13/2016
Who are you playing with in 2016?
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play 3rd base.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Why do you like the game of softball?
Love the competition. Love the guys I play with. And love the softball community as a whole. Made some great friendships along the way that I wouldn't have known if I wasn't playing.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Pat Ellwanger is as good as it gets for money under 25.
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
White Bear Lake, Minnesota!
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With family. My fiance and 2 girls keep me busy on off weekends
What do you do for a living?
I work for Delta airlines
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played baseball in high school
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing with high school friends. Then I was asked to play for Robby Rocket Hortenbach. And I have been playing for him for the last 10 years.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The competition is obviously the biggest difference. It pushes you to be the best you can be because every out every at bat is crucial.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Playing in the men's major world series with a great group of friends some of which I have been playing with over 5 years.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play up as much as you can. The competition will push you to be better and gives you a chance to get noticed by the teams your trying to play for.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Regular grip. Helmer 27.5 Oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Living in Minnesota it's tough to do much in the off season but get to the cages as much as I can.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Miami hurricanes football!
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Today was a good day. Ice cube
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The dudley. I grew up always wanting to play in it. And now it's so fun playing in front of family and friends.
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I really like all the field of dreams parks.
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I'm a huge Miami Hurricane fan!
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I gave a local fan named Mike Nelson a pair of my game worn batting gloves. The smile on his face was priceless.