Sunday May 27th, 2018

2018 Free Agent 3rd Baseman Travis Noor




Travis Noor

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 1/21/2018

Who are you playing with in 2018?
Free agent. Conference team I committed to decided not to have a team.

2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
3rd and 2nd mostly, 3rd is my best position.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Andy Purcell. Kyle Pearson. Bryson Baker.

Why do you like the game of softball?
Stay competitive and have something to work for and get better at. Nothing better than big games, crowds and going to battle with your teammates and friends.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Ben Smith playing with Chanticlear. Guy can play anywhere and is only getting more crafty with his bat. He’s still new to softball and only getting better.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Oompah. 9’s. Keebler. Midget.

What is your height and weight?
5’6” 205.

Where do you call home?
Crystal, MN

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hunting, fishing, Cabin time.

What do you do for a living?

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
3 sport athlete. Football, wrestling, baseball. Only in high school. Some amateur baseball before switching to softball full time.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I got my start in ball when I was 19 and a bunch of buddies wanted to play in a league and a local D team gave me a shot to play with them and we played together for a few years and then I asked around how I can move up and started working on my game more and in 2014 I got an opportunity to play with Syndicate in the Dudley and we did pretty well so then I knew I wanted to get better and try to make the next level. 2016 our Elite Media team took 5th in C and we wanted to stay together so we played B the next year. Got the call to play conference this spring and unfortunately it didn’t workout.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and defense.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I’ve been told Rulli.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Probably finishing 5th in the C in 2016.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
I would say there’s 3 main guys. Mike Beardsley, Scott brown and Tom Baldesi. They all taught me how to approach the game, how I should approach hitting and off season work, and to always keep working.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work hard and never take a play off. You never know who’s watching.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
27oz overlap.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Coach high school wrestling, lift, hit and work on fielding.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Same routine getting into the box every time.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Crystal frolics. Hometown tourney I watched since I was 5 and playing under the lights with the crowds and fireworks. Always a good time.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Carol Stream, Il. Playing on the all turf is fun.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Wawa or chipotle.

5 responses to “2018 Free Agent 3rd Baseman Travis Noor”

  1. coach09 says:

    Good young player right here. Plays the game the right way and won’t disappoint any team, coach, or sponsor. He’s always asking for advice and he’s always listening. He just wants a chance to prove it.

  2. Pitch29 says:

    Kid smashes the ball and plays the game hard every play. Has the passion, drive and talent to be a top player. Just needs his change to grow and show a team what he can do. Great dude and great teammate. Plays a solid 3rd with a great arm. Don’t let his size fool you, cause he has a big heart for the game.

  3. Chris Olson says:

    Someone needs to give him a chance, they won’t regret it! He is young, hungry and wants to be the best and would help any team. Travis can kill the ball, he can hit for power or basehit and is very unselfish. He will always do what’s best for the team. To top it off, you won’t meet a better person.

  4. LogWys30 says:

    Travis is a great player, but even better guy. Would be a great edition to any club!

  5. Bubs says:

    I’ve gotten to know Travis over the last couple years and he can flat out play. In the off season he is working out and continuing to hit. He may be a midget (had to buddy) but he’s a guy I would call a great teammate. Beyond the ball field he has a solid head on his shoulders and you can always count on him. If you pass him up, then that’s on you.

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