Sunday October 23rd, 2016

Marquis Blake




Marquis Blake

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/23/2015

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
OF/IF.  Outfield is my best position

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
there is too many to name

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competition.  I like playing against the best players around the world.  I also love the friendship on and off the softball field.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
there is too many to name

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

What is your height and weight?
5'10 200lbs

Where do you call home?
Melbourne, FL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
There's really no off week for me I am always out taking BP trying to get better everyday.

What do you do for a living?
I am a Logistic Manager

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball and basketball in high school and college.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I got a call from a buddy of mine to play in a tournament and never stopped playing from there.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The competition, and dedication.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Andre Bell, Nick Santana, T-Mac, Orlando Castillo, Dal Beggs, Jermaine Flythe, Dexter Avery and Big Dawg Dennis Davison, Nick Manganaro, Ryan Harvey.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep getting better each and everyday and network with the softball world.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
weight lift, and Practice

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Duke college basketball, Cowboys and the Lakers

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
All of the BSC tournaments.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
I have seen Ryan Harvey hit a ball so hard that the center fielder moved out the way.  It was Crazy.




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