Thursday November 15th, 2018

2017 Free Agent outfielder Brandon Doughty




Brandon Doughty

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/7/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2017 – JBL/Tailgaters/All In

2018 – Free Agent –

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

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Kyle Pearson, Brian Wegman,  & Steven Lloyd are all exciting to watch. Everyone can hit it out I enjoy watching situational hitters.

Why do you like the game of softball?
I just love to compete

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
The game is growing and everyone seems hungry to be the best.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Everyone pretty much just calls me by my last name

What is your height and weight?
5'7 190

Where do you call home?
Pittsburgh, PA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Family, friends and Steeler games

What do you do for a living?
Parts manager for a trucking company

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

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing local softball and ran into Tom Bradley. He started a team called Steeltown in 2012 which down the road grew into "All In"

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I would say everything.. Pitching and defense, not many people miss-hit balls either

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
There are a lot of players that play the game the right way. Trying to keep the ball in the park when needed and just being a team guy when winning or losing.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I would have to say being MVP of GSL "B" worlds in 2016 but its hard to look past the 4 WS rings as well.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Tom Bradley (Manager/Coach) –  I wouldn't be where I am or have achieved what I have if it wasn't for him. He has made me better both on and off that field. I thank him for that. I would also like to thank Bill Gottschalk and Billy Lewis who have also helped in many ways along the way.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Don't just take BP to see how far you can hit it work on hitting holes and gaps

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Gym and BP when its not raining

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Pittsburgh Steelers & Penguins

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Everyone seems to have enough complaints I just show up and play. Thanks DW for all you do and for taking all the shi*

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Cincinnati major.. Its by far the best atmosphere

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Berliner Park (Columbus, Ohio)

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
As embarrassing as it is I would have to say its myself. I lost a line drive in the lights in Columbus Indiana against TG Brand that hit me directly in my rib cage (I was playing LF keep in mind) and knocked the wind out of me. Wasn't very funny at the time but if you ask everyone involved they would picture that moment and laugh.


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