Saturday February 24th, 2024

2022 Free Agent John Mocahbee




John Mocahbee

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/25/2021

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?
2022 Free Agent –
2021 Tiger Fitness/Flys Guys
2019 Flys Guys & D&D Grocery
2018 Sports Reach

What positions do you play and what is your best position?

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?

Why do you like the game of softball?
Competition and camaraderie

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Lots of good ball players around the Cincinnati area. There were two on my team this past year that could probably play as high as they wanted.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Mock. Short for my last name.

What is your height and weight?
6'2 270

Where do you call home?
Cincinnati, OH

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Either at the range, hanging with friends or relaxing at home

What do you do for a living?
Full time student

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High School

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
League work team a couple of years ago. Worked my way up. Got an invite to join Sports Reach in 2018.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Defense and pitching

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Hitting with the Long Haul Bombers, receiving my first MVP, getting invited to join the Challenge Cup.

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 try to learn from other veteran players and coaching.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Always play hard and the right way. You NEVER KNOW who is watching.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky off and 27oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym, bp and ground balls

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Atlanta Braves

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Get rid of the pro m balls

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Metro, Cincy Major and the Smoky

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast, Lou Berliner and Mid America

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Place with good wings

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Spent 11 years in the Marine Corps

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