2017 Free Agent —> Tyler Martin
Interview conducted on 9/28/2016
Who are you playing with in 2017?
2016 Karma (Mississippi C)
2017 Free Agent – firstname.lastname@example.org
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Infield, best position being 3B
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Kyle Pearson SIS
Why do you like the game of softball?
Allows me to compete at a high level and travel the country.
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
The two I personally know would be Kyle Pearson (SIS) and Adam Ussery.
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
TMart has been my nickname for as long as I can remember
What is your height and weight?
5' 11" 205lbs
Where do you call home?
Mississippi Gulf Coast
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Like to relax and spend time with family, fishing, and hunting.
What do you do for a living?
Purchasing for a Navy Shipyard. Looking to move into coaching baseball with my brother.
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball and basketball in high school and baseball in college at Henderson State in Ar.
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
After I finished my senior year of baseball a few guys asked me to come play in a local tournament.
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Hit a walk off double to win my first ring this year.
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
There has been several guys over the past two or three years that have helped me develop my game. Fortunately I live in an area with guys that have played this game a long time and like to pass along knowledge.
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Even though I am still working to get to the conference level, I would say work harder than everyone else and put in the time needed.
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I use standard baseball grip and swing 26oz balance or .5 endload.
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take BP and play local tournaments. No better way to improve your game then play.
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I am a baseball player of course I have superstitions but I'll keep those to myself lol
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Sky is the limit
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Trip Roth in Lafeyette or Toys for Tots
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I really enjoy Pelican Park in lafeyette. Turf fields and great atmosphere!