Friday October 28th, 2016

New Team —> Money/ASP’s Matt Michael


Matt Michael

USSSA Playing History Player Page


2014 Interview

2017 with Money/ASP

Why do you like the game of softball?
Competition and wanting to get better every time you get on the field

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Got to go with Wegman, dude can flat out play

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?  
My boy Sterling Parker dude kills it.

What is your nickname in softball?
Bama to my Vegas guys

What is your height and weight?
6'1.   240

Where do you call home?
Lexington, Alabama   

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?  
As little as possible if I can get away with it.

What do you do for a living?  
I work the nuclear power circuit around the country

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High School I played  Football, Basketball and Baseball. And I played college baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Bob Jacobs from WSC letting me tag along.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
the speed of the game. Conference play is take care of business and move on to the next where non-conference is more relaxed

What was the best advice you were ever given?
My Dad always said "swing hard in case you hit it"

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play ball with who ever where ever always look to play up.

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Infield mostly 2nd and some 3rd

What batting grip do you use?
Pinky off the knob and over lap 2 fingers

What ounce bat do you use?
27 endload.               

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym and BP as much as possible

What is your favorite sports team?

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
College football.    SEC

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?  
Getting in the box I Make a lil number in the dirt then hit the plate with my bat on the back swing to make a mark on the plate with the end cap.

What is your most memorable softball moment?
The peach state in 2009 playing with TEAM KITTY had a good pick up team and went 2-2.  Beat AJS/Easton  and a good GA team  and then lost to Suncoast Reebok  27-26 and lost to Major league miken at 12:30 am we ran out of gas  but had a blast for a 2-2.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
TAG TEAM ( whoop there it is)

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Maybe limit the number of major players to a team?

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
The Mullet in Niceville Florida

What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
Big league dreams in West Covina California.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Buffalo Wild Wings

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
My brother on the field.   You never know what he is goin to say.

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8 responses to “New Team —> Money/ASP’s Matt Michael”

  1. Gator says:

    This guy is a hard worker, and someone needs to take a chance on this guy. he loves the game and works very hard at it.

  2. Moonz says:

    He hit that homerun cause of that great back stretch he did in the box.. Lol

  3. Matt Michael says:

    Thank gator mad to Moon I have worked on the stretch to get out right lol

  4. Conference guy says:

    Yes this guy deserves a shot, can hit it a mile or basehit he has the desire to really help a club and always a team player. Just a great overall teammate but deserves a chance you want be disappointed at all with Matt. Good luck Brother. Tre

  5. Steve#77 says:

    Welcome to the Worsham Athletics/ECA/Combat family.

  6. Steve Hildebran says:

    Matt is a great teammate and player! Did everything i asked and played multiple positions and never complained. Will be a great pick up for any team!

  7. Eric Lue says:

    Great teammate but better person. Loves the game and has put in a ton of work over the past few years. Would be a great addition for any team you want be disappointed. Good luck in 2015

  8. Jwill32 says:

    Very humble guy amd loves the game,amazing teammate Hits it very well and long way and locked it down on 3rd Great pick up (BAMA) good luck brother.

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