Tuesday May 11th, 2021

2020 Free Agent SS Cory Koger




Cory Koger

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/31/2019

Who are you playing with in 2020, and who have you played with in the past?
Played SS for Competitive Edge last year

2020 Free Agent – Ckoges@gmail.com

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Anywhere but pitcher, SS is best spot

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

Why do you like the game of softball?
Close to baseball, very competitive

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Too many to name

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Koger, its my last name

What is your height and weight?
6'3 195

Where do you call home?
Pensacola, FL

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?

What do you do for a living?
Get wild animals out of people's homes

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

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Got picked up for league ball and just started moving up from there.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Teams are loaded in conference and it takes everything to win a game.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
If they have smooth hands with a cannon then that guy.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Last year was my first year in conference and I hit .711, proud of how I played

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Everyone affects you differently, just take the good from everyone and build on that

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep showing out and your chance will happen.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky off the end, 28oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Workout, bp, league ball

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
OSU Buckeyes and love to golf

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Glamorous by Fergie

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Umpires giving same treatment to major teams and big name players as they do to AA and A. Example, kick out a big name player for cursing or breaking a trash can because the no name guy will be the first one to get ejected.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Tripp Roth was fun this year

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Viera Beach

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?
Softball is not a funny game

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love unicorns

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