Friday October 28th, 2016

2017 Free Agent outfielder John Zorich!




John Zorich

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 1/21/2016

Who are you playing with in 2017?
2016 TM Sports

2017 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Outfielder, LF or CF

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I enjoy watching Yates, Santana, and Blo (Brian Logan). I like watching them because they are among the best outfielders in the game. I got to watch Blo a lot over the last 2 years

Why do you like the game of softball?
Keeps the competitiveness in me going.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There's quiet a few. Jackie Corn to name one, he hits it and plays well in the outfield but I think his best position is 1st base.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?

What is your height and weight?

Where do you call home?
Stafford, VA. Originally from Ohio

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family and boating.

What do you do for a living?
I work for an IT company located outside of DC.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school – baseball and golf
Went to JUCO and then Lousiana-Lafayette for baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Travis Taylor, Brian Floyd and Chyenne Brooks gave me the chance to play with Taylormade.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The pitching and defense.

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

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
First year playing softball played with a team that won the asa e. It was a bunch of young dudes that just had a lot of fun and didn't know what we were doing.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Cutty, Floyd, Chy just teaching and talking to me about hitting.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play the game the right way and go about your business quietly. 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Regular baseball grip, 26.5 end load or 27 balanced

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym everyday before work, weights and cardio.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
All Cleveland sports teams and The Ohio State Buckeyes

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

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Probably something from Dave.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Bats, up the number from 220 to 240-250ish.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
FL dual on the big fields.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
The baseball fields in FL. I love playing on those big things.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere that has some chicken. Then i would spend a lot of time on the road with Blo looking for some ice cream.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Travis Taylor getting thrown out at first base by Freddie Bynum in centerfield in a tournament in Richmond.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I am an introvert.

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My son, he is 3&1/2 and all he wants to do is play sports.



8 responses to “2017 Free Agent outfielder John Zorich!”

  1. China says:

    Great outfielder,can play in all three positions good and covers a lot of ground. Good Luck !

  2. Steve Edwards says:

    Good player and even better person. Hope a team gives him a shot!

  3. Josh Buckner says:

    hard to find a better guy and teammate. best of luck to you buddy

  4. Stacy Mizelle says:

    Great team mate and a great person. Would be a great addition to a lot of teams. Now if I could only get him to slow down when we are playing golf. 😉 Good luck z!

  5. Brandon Jonas says:

    Fastest Golfer in the Conference

  6. Jeff Archibald says:

    Z is a great guy I met him when my wife & I traveled to watch Pure Romance play.
    We traveled to Chicago, Indy, Detroit, Cincy. Really enjoyed watching Pure Romance play.
    Everybody on the team is great people. I see some have retired and the team split up.
    I will continue going to watch ball. My cousin got me to come up to Chicago and watch this team called Pure Romance. I have become friends with most of them on facebook.

    Just want to say if you need a damn good outfielder Z is a top candidate in my eyes..

    Just want to wish John Z Zorich good luck.

    It’s been a dream for me to play and travel if I can’t I will continue watching all of you play ball.

    John Zorich good luck…

  7. Big Mike says:

    Played with him at GSL worlds in 2015 and he was great to play with and learn from. I was looking forward to playing with you this year. Good Luck my friend.

  8. Randy noe says:

    Hey john how are you?
    I’m in the Boston area and I’m having a A/B
    Conference team next year looking for a couple
    Of guys. Hit me up if your interested. 901 496 9732
    Thank you randy

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