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2021 Free Agent Chase Clark

 

 

 

Chase Clark

 

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/7/2020

 

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent – cmclar19@gmail.com

2020 hub city/Berties (C)

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1st and 3rd

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Phil matte is one I love watching play

Why do you like the game of softball?
It’s where I met all my closest friends

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
I don’t have any

What is your height and weight?
235 5’10

Where do you call home?
Louisville, KY

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I’m either working, hitting or playing coed with my wife

What do you do for a living?
Engineer

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

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing church league while in high school. After that I started hanging out at league nights trying to get my foot in the door with tournament ball. Haven’t played upper level but would definitely like the chance.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
I haven’t played a conference event but I would feel the pitching would be a huge difference

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 wife. She has always pushed me to be a better player and advance my game anyway I can and always making sure we are putting in the work.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Never give up and keep working on your game. There’s always room for improvement

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Bottom pinky on knob and one finger over lap

26-27oz balance

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take bp, work out and watch what I eat

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Louisville cardinals for college and the dodgers

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I’ll change my socks after a lose or bad game.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Horses by PnB Rock

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Pic a Dixie is a fun one

The Southern is a good local tournament

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Columbus Berliner. I love the turf fields and the bigger ones to free swing more

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Whatever open when we leave

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
I have made a lot of fun memories with all the friends I have made
 

 

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