Monday July 4th, 2022

2022 Free Agent Derek Knight




Derek Knight


USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/13/2021

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?
2022 Free agent – 

In the past 4 years I have played for  B&B, Competitive edge and Statewide

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Outfield but center or left are my best spots

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competition and the family environment

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
DK don't know how it started but it stuck with me for the past 6 years

What is your height and weight?
6'1" 215

Where do you call home?
Raleigh NC

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Fishing and hanging with family

What do you do for a living?
Property maintenance

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
My parents played when I was growing up and started playing upper when I moved to NC and was lucky enough to play with some real good friends

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Consistency in hitting and defense

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
First duel duel I played in with B&B 2019

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Adam Keith is a local guy who i started playing with about 5 years ago he really taught me to just play the game through right way and to stay with in myself

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Work out and lots of BP

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Green Bay Packers

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
New socks ever game day


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