Monday May 21st, 2018

2017 Free Agent Michael Holmes



Michael Holmes

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/1/2016

Who are you playing with in 2017?
2017 Free Agent –

Willing to Pay for my own gear!

What positions do you play and what is your best position?

Mainly Utitlity

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Would have to say Kyle Pearson Offensively and Steve Whaley Defensively

Why do you like the game of softball?
Grew up Playing Baseball. So its about as close to my childhood pation as I can get!

Absolutely love the sport!

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Zane Trammell + Mikey Ortiz Both Ridiculous young athletes!

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Don't really have one!

What is your height and weight?

Where do you call home?
Plano, TX

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family! Gf and New Born

What do you do for a living?
Own a small Landscape Co.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Semi pro

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started in E

Always watched the B/C games and just kept working on my game until I got to where I am now!

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Never have played any conference ball! However I compete agaist these guys 4-5-6 times a yr and can hold my own!

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
At the moment I cant say……

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Just playing along side some of the better players in the country in an open tournament here in Euless

Mikey Ortiz
Steve Whaley
Erik Kannaby
LC Watson

just hearing these guys tell me good job after a hard fought tourney made my night

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
1 layer of tape

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?

rare tourneys in between seasons

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Dallas Cowboys

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Swing my bat on the same side every swing

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Rollin'  Limp Bizkit

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Snow Ball

Unlimited Bombs

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Big League Dreams Mansfield

Turf is nice!

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
A catcher getting his hat blown off by a foul ball





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