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2018 Free Agent outfielder Scott Hartling

 

 

 

Scott Hartling

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/10/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2018 Free Agent – Shartling35@aol.com

2017 Max’s On Main/Berkshire Hatheway – C
2017 Cornerstone Reds/ Buffalo Wild Wings- A
2017 Sickboy softball/ Baker Pinstriping- C

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Outfield. Center field

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Brian wegman. Love the way he plays the outfield. Great ball player

Why do you like the game of softball?
Contrary to popular belief, it is very competitive and fast paced.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Thor.

What is your height and weight?
6’4 235lb

Where do you call home?
Pleasant Valley, NY

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Like any other day. Going to the gym or taking bp

What do you do for a living?
Baseball instructor

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes. Varsity 3 years, Juco 2 years. Suny Cortland 2 years. Independent minor lesgue baseball 2+ years

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A few years ago began playing for Max’s on main. I got asked to come play for Corner Stone Reds from Lou Mongelli

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
How much harder and further balls get hit. I love it. Always want to play against the best.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Brian Wegman

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Le PIF homerun derby champion 2017.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Lou Mongelli

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep working. Get your hacks in, mentally and physically prepare yourself for the game

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
27oz bat. I overlap my pinky and ring fingers

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take bp as often as possible. Get to the gym.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
New York Yankees. Baseball or football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I can’t really say that one. Haha

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
That’s tough. Godsmack- I Stand Alone

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Not sure. I think USSSA and tournament directors do a great job running it.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
To date, it is the HOF Dual classic. 2 part tournament(s). Love playing!

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Houston Astros spring training. Osceola County Stadium. Gorgeous fields!

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Chic-fil-a

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Haha oh man. During ASA nationals this past August, I hit a ball in the gap and had 3rd easily, or so I thought. My cleat gave out heading to second and I face planted into the hard ground and then bear crawled to second base and hugged it while hysterically laughing

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I’m big into comics

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
If I read this correctly, I would say a jersey number? I don’t really make much of a big deal about that. I just want to play
 

4 responses to “2018 Free Agent outfielder Scott Hartling”

  1. DonyellG says:

    Guy is a freak of nature! He’ll of a ball player and guy Best of luck Scott!

  2. DonyellG says:

    Guy is a freak of nature! Hell of a ball player and guy Best of luck Scott!

  3. FP20 says:

    Great Player! Hell of a talent! He can be the next best outfielder in the conference. Hope he finds a home and will vouch for his sportsmanship and ability to anyone who asks. Best Of Luck!

  4. Mike Rauma says:

    Great teammate. Passionate about the game and always wanting to build a team up. Good luck, I hope we get to play together again

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