2016 Free Agent OF/IF Kelly Davis
Interview conducted on 10/20/2015
Who are you playing with in 2016?
Noone as of yet.
2016 Free Agent – firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
LF, RF & 2nd, RF would be my best.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Bob Hughes was one of the best I have seen. I grew up around Northeast Arkansas so I got to see him play from time to time.
Why do you like the game of softball?
Gives me a chance to travel, play against people at the highest level and meet people that I wouldn't ordinarily get to meet.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Alex Henry has to be one of the best up and coming hitters. He is committed just as hard in the offseason as he is during the season. Getting a chance this year to show what he can do and he won't disappoint.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
SJ – Drunken Christmas Party… that's all I am going to say.
What is your height and weight?
6'0 – 205
Where do you call home?
West Little Rock, Arkansas
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
If it is in the summer, I am probably at the lake or river and if it happens to be in the fall, I will probably be in the deer woods.
What do you do for a living?
I am a bank examiner for Arkansas State Bank Department.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played Baseball and Football in High School
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
We had a group of about 10 guys I grew up with that played together every year, and we did very well in D and then C, and played against Bear Hollow Ranch a couple times and the sponsor, Rowdy Mott, contacted us after the season and asked us to come on board in 2015 for a conference schedule.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed of the game and that there is no drop off in the lineup like in non conference ball. Everyone can play and that's why they are at the level they are.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Alex Henry – Helped me a lot with my hitting. Was my BP partner 3-4 days a week during the season.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Get on an upper level C team and play conference events and try as hard as you can when you play those upper level teams. They may not need you then, but all those big teams are connected and they will remember you if anyone comes asking there way.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Normal Baseball Batting Grip
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Run, Lift and BP
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
New York Yankees is my favorite baseball team & Football! Arkansas Razorbacks!
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have OCD, so usually when something is working, I stay at it, and if its not, then change it up .
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Limiting the number of major players to 2 per roster.
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Tripp Tournament in Carencro, LA
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Big League Dreams in Mansifield, TX, but the softball complex in Chattanooga, TN is one of the best i've seen.
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
MVP of the state championship my Junior year in High School.