An interview with West Coast Doerflinger/Easton 3B Rego Nieto
Why do you like the game of softball?
Gives me the chance to stay active and travel, while making new friends
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Rulli, Helmer, and some local guys in Rob Sena, Chente Granados, Eli Aguilar, Johnny Bailey.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
From the guys i play with probably Aaron Martinez. He can play anywhere on the field. Good arm, speed and power.
What is your nickname in softball?
People call me reegs
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
San Diego, CA
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Taking care of my daughter while watching my wife play.
What do you do for a living?
I work facilities for a high school in La Jolla. I also coach baseball there.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played football and baseball in high school and played 4 years of baseball in college. 2 at a jc and 2 at Cal state University of San Bernardino
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Played with some friends at BLD Cat city and have been playing ever since. This is my first year playing the conference but Big J Arredondon and Jason
Felix gave me my first shot playing D and C level ball.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
Keep your mouth shut and play the game.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Always watch how the veterans on your team go about there business and always take the advice they give you and use it.
What position do you play?
What batting grip do you use?
Standard baseball grip
What ounce bat do you use?
26 ounce Helmer stealth
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Chase my daughter around the house and take bp with JB.
What is your favorite sports team?
Angels and Steelers
What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Fishing and Golf
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning C ASA nationals in Oklahoma City with West Coast Dynasty.
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I will find out after playing this year.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Toys for Tots in Cat City
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
The fields at Disney. They are always in good shape
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Applebees or Chilis
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
We were playing Usssa worlds in Michigan and our catcher could not throw the ball back to the pitcher. He was throwing it to the outfield, ss and even sometimes rolling it to the pitcher. It got so bad he had to give it back to the umpire a couple of times to have him throw it back to the pitcher.
Thanks for taking the time to answer.