Tuesday May 11th, 2021

2021 Free Agent Devin Luckett




Devin Luckett

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/10/2020


Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent – D_Luckett11@yahoo.com 

Didn’t play much last year, but the few years before I played for Cobbie Harrison on D&D Grocery

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Best in the INF but can also play OF

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Phil Matte

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?

What is your height and weight?
5’ 11” 185

Where do you call home?
Louisville, KY

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hanging with the wife & dogs

What do you do for a living?

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball in high school & college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Cobbie Harrison gave me a “try out” tourney

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The pitchers/defense. Speed of the game/quality of play.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning ISA B Worlds

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Jason Hatley. He was patient when I was trying to learn the game

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Have a game plan/strategy for BP

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Baseball pinky on knob/27oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Save my vacation time! lift, run, hit indoors/outdoors

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
STL Cardinals / TB Lightning

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
On deck and going to hit yes,  I have a routine

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Maybe a bigger strike zone

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
County Community in KY

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast & Field of Dreams in Vegas. Both are spread out and well maintained

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Jimmy John’s

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Joel Kitner & Cobbie Harrison. They were hilarious together

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I’m blue/green colorblind

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