Sunday May 27th, 2018
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2018 Free Agent MI/P Nate Murphy

 

 

 

Nate Murphy

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 1/15/2018

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2018 Free Agent – natemmurphy@yahoo.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Can play anywhere besides 3B and 1B. Best positions are MI and Pitcher

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competitiveness

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Murf, have had it since I was a kid. 

What is your height and weight?
6'0 185lbs

Where do you call home?
Minnesota

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family or on the golf course

What do you do for a living?
Sales Rep for a food manufacturing company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball, Basketball and Football in high school.

Baseball in college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I grew up around the game and played my first tournament with my dad when I was 16. Started playing on a tournament team in 2008 and started my own team in 2009.

Highest level I have played is C but that is because I wanted to continue to play with friends and not pursue other options. 

Ready to showcase my talents.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I would say when I first started my first team back in 2009 with a bunch of high school buddies that had no idea what softball was and only losing 5 games in 2 years. 

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My dad. He taught me this game is not just about power but just like baseball you have to be smart and work harder then anyone else. 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play up as much as you can. Don't be afraid to put your name out there. 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
pinky on knob. 26oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Workout and hit. 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Boston Redsox.

Golf
Baseball
Basketball

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
don't touch the line. 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Corky's in MN. Great atmosphere 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
OKC Hall of Fame Complex. Specifically the main field.

 

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