Saturday November 18th, 2017
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2018 Free Agent Tristan Metcalf

 

 

 

Tristan Metcalf

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/28/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?
2017 Played with Goodfellas

2018 Free Agent – tmetcalf22.tm@gmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
OF/Utility. RF would be best.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Ahh there's lots of them at different things they do.

Why do you like the game of softball?
Something I have been around since I was little. And you get to compete.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Blake Lively – Guy picks it with the best of them in the middle. Swings it smooth with all swings from the left side too.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Get a new one every weekend almost. New Year, New name.

What is your height and weight?
6' 215

Where do you call home?
Portland

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Golfing and cooking

What do you do for a living?
Construction

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Football and Baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
First go around was my uncle 15 – 18 years old.
Second was my college teammate. His neighbor needed a body for his church league team. Someone saw me, picked me up to play D for my first year and the last two years I've played B

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I haven't made the jump. But the difference when playing conference teams is that everyone is consistent. No lead is enough and defense is played at all spots. Bad glove Billy isn't in right picking daisies.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Nope.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I don't really have one. Guy's make diving catches, throw people out, and hit it really far. So nothing stands out to me.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My college coach! He told everyone of us every day "Don't be a P***y"

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
I'm 25. I tell all the younger kids I know to play baseball as long as they can. Don't grow up it sucks.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Standard baseball w/ 28

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
There is no off season in the Northwest. lol I just try to play as much as I can get in.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
The Oakland Raiders!! Favorite sport though would be baseball.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No. My brain is a little chaotic, so if I look ready an organized please approach me and see if everything is ok in my life.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Rake it up – Yo Gotti

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Is this really under consideration?

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
King of the Northwest – Something about playing in the cold wet season that is fun to me. Oh and it's unlimited.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I'm gonna stick close to home and say Hoodview in Portland. Great view, clean facility and all turf fields.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere with steak or wings.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Most recent would be Traylor in a one pitch swing off with a chick who flew the parking lot and he didn't. Pure gold!

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love cooking

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
A recommendation letter given to me from an opposing coach that I didn't ask for.
 

 

 

 

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