2017 Free Agent outfielder Matt Schrage
Interview conducted on 10/8/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
USSSA Free Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
OF I can play all 3 spots equally well
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Way too many great players to single anyone out
Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to play sports and compete at a high level and softball allows me to do so.
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
Des Moines, IA
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played 4 sports in HS and 2 years JUCO baseball
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started after college with some local older guys, and they showed me the game the first few years. Played C ball with my best friends for a couple years and filled in for Rip City at ASA A in 2013 and made "All tourney" team then joined T's 13 the next year. Was fortunate to finally get a shot at conference thanks to Coach Tim Barnes this year.
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and speed of the game
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
No clue I just go 100% and throw my body around the OF at all times.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
2016 with BHR was amazing. Two A titles with awesome teammates and friends.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play up as often as you can and always play the game hard and the right way.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit, lift, and run
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I have always liked ASA HOF Stadium complex
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?