Sunday March 24th, 2019

2019 Free Agent middle infielder Brian Slaven




Brian Slaven

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/4/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019?
2019 Free Agent – (559)231-7599

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Utility infielder can pretty much play anywhere on the infield

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Bryson Baker is one of if not the best hitter in softball

Why do you like the game of softball?
I enjoy the competition and comaraderie

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Honestly there is a lot of young talent to many to choose

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Don't really have one

What is your height and weight?
6'2 240

Where do you call home?
Fresno, CA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hanging out with my family

What do you do for a living?
I'm a heavy equipment operator for an irrigation company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball in high school and junior college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Like most asked to play league and it went from there.. Just kept playing and getting on higher ranked teams

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I mean it's come to be expected but the consistency of the players on both defense and offense

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning the WSL tourney in Reno back to back was pretty awesome

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Just want to thank every coach and sponsor that has given me an opportunity to play and represent them.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep working and pushing nothing comes easy

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Bp and defense work

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

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
AC/DC thunderstruck

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Everyone seems to be doing a great job and has been

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Boneyard in sparks great astmosphere and great fields to play on

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Sparks NV all turf always nice to play on

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Usually BBQ can never do you wrong

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Pitcher pump faking so much he throws the ball backwards

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Pretty easy to get along with

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Every gift no matter how big or small has always been appreciated



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