Saturday November 18th, 2017
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2018 Free Agent pitcher Roderick Armour

 

 

 

Roderick Armour

USSSA Playing History

GoSoftball.com Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/17/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?
2017 I played with CTC

2018 Free Agent – Armour_rod@yahoo.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I can pitch play outfield and 2b but I’m better at pitching

Why do you like the game of softball?
I grew up watching my dad and his brother play local softball as kid.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
G-Baby this guy makes plays you’ll never believe is possible

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
My nick name is Animal. My teammates gave it to cause I was loud and played with too much energy

What is your height and weight?
5”11 and 196 lbs

Where do you call home?
Louvale, GA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Playing with my kids

What do you do for a living?
I install shower doors for Custom Glass of Atlanta

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I only played sports in high but I played basketball, football, and baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
My uncle played on a black Circuit team that got me to playing traveling softball. Hopefully I get the chance to play upper ball but as of now I’m goin to keep pushing until I get my opportunity

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I haven’t made this jump yet but the little times I have played against them they hit harder consistently and play better defense plus the pitching is better also

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Justin Mooch

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I played in my first Majors coed world 2017 and my team came in second plus I got Offense MVP

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
It is my friend Jimmy Cobb. He pushes and believes in me even when I don’t believe in myself. His work ethic has made me realize u have to grind every single play

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Always play hard cause u never know who’s watching u

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I have the over lap grip and I swing a 26 oz bat

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I like to relax and let my body rest cause I play so hard

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
My favorite Sports other than softball is football my team is Philadelphia eagles

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Rick Ross : push it to the limit

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
They need a floating rubber on that level guys hit hard enough to kill someone

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
South eastern shoot out in Columbus Georgia a BSC tournament. It’s like a big family reunion where most teams in BSC get their season started and all the top will be there for bragging rights

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
ESPN Wide World of Sports. I played with and against some of the best players in the world

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?
We was playin in B worlds when my left fielder climb the gate to rob a homerun but the ball fell at the bottom of the gate

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
The best gift I have received is my 2016 Bj fulk
 

 

 

 

 

 

9 responses to “2018 Free Agent pitcher Roderick Armour”

  1. clay says:

    One of the best.

  2. Bryce Johnson says:

    Top of the line guy. Going to leave it all o the field all the time. A great pitcher and a super strong hitter can help the upper teams for sure..

  3. bunn18 says:

    i have been playing against rod for years great guy and will hustle will give you everything he has to win. guy needs a shot will help any team has all the tools good luck man.

  4. Stokes5 says:

    Can do it all. Will make the avg team into a contender by himself.

  5. Angelia says:

    Awesome job family!! Excellent shout out to a Jimmy Cobb! Awesome combo 🙂

  6. Dennis says:

    Great guy his work ethic is insane and I watch and kind of pattern my style of pitching after him sometimes

  7. LP says:

    Rod has been deserving a shot to play Conference for a while. He is a beast on both sides of the field and a good guy off it. He gets people out and swings it too! Ready to see get his chance. Keep grinding my friend.

  8. Nancy Frazier(Mema) says:

    Awesome guy and a coaches dream. Outstanding personality, has a pass player and a coach The wow factor about Rod is we have not seen is best yet. Much respect baby boy.

  9. Mo Moore says:

    Rod’s talents have not touched the surface yet. Great player not just a pitcher and outfielder but can play the entire middle infield on the next level. Have played with and against him. He can control a game on the mound and change the outcome at the plate. Needs a shoot

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