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Travis Lane

Travis Lane

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Who are you playing with in 2012?
Not playin in 2012.  I will miss it but it would absolutely take the perfect situation to bring me back and even then I don't know.

Why do you like the game of softball?
One word COMPETITION.  I've always HATED to lose.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Wow thats a tough question.  I'm going to name a few.  Not in any order.
Rusty Bumgardner, Andy Purcell of course because of how intense he is, Jr because of his glove, Bryson Baker is unreal, and Brett Helmer still kills it.  The best hitter I've ever seen and few know who he is Mickey Allen.
 
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Well I think of two guys, Adam Rockoff and Lee Powers.  Both are legit.
 
What is your nickname in softball?
I've got a couple.  T Lane and Bam Bam

Where do you call home?
Nashville, Ga
 
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I'm in the golf industry we do not have off weekends
 
What do you do for a living?
Golf Pro at Circlestone CC in Adel, Ga
 
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played everything in school but football was probably my favorite
 
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A great friend of mine who passed a few yrs back JD Burgsteiner got me on with Aubreys and from there went to Jean Shoppe
 
What was the best advice you were ever given?
I was about 20 and was goofing off in a church league game and JD kinda got on me and told me to always play hard bc you never know who is watching and I've always tried to remember that
 
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Same thing always play hard and prepare
 
What position do you play?
Early on I pitched and played some outfield but mostly played infield
 
What batting grip do you use?
Pinky off the knob
 
What ounce bat do you use?
27 or 28
 
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Work Out Hard to prepare then light during the season w BP

What is your favorite sports team?
Not really a favorite but I love Saturday afternoons in the fall.  I'm an SEC homer

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Football no doubt
 
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I put everything on left to right (socks, pants etc.) its stupid
 
What is your most memorable softball moment?
I've got a couple.  Winning the USSSA both times.  The first time we got double dipped by NW Pipe was brutal.  I'll never forget how that felt.  On a personal level winning the MVP at the "A"
 
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Papa Roach "Last Resort"
 
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Hard to say I'll let the folks who actually count figure that out.
 
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
I like the Smoky.  Lean and swing
 
What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
I'm partial to Disney because of the memories
 
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Ahi Tuna at Outback.  There is a place in Nashville down town that is great but I can't remember the name of it.
 
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
At the Mullet about 8 years ago Chad loudon hit a home run against us and did the whole boooowwwhhhoopp deal real loud and Eric Thompson was yelling at him every at bat after that and coach was getting pissed.  It is probably a deal where you had to be there but it was hilarious.

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