Sunday May 19th, 2019

2019 Free Agent DJ Jackson




DJ Jackson

Interview conducted on 10/26/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2019 Free Agent –

No one currently. I've played with pace (bsc) titans trucking and primetime

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I can play both infield and outfield

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Too many to name lol

Why do you like the game of softball?
It's given me Great opportunity to meet new people and start new friendships. It's also a great stress reliever lol 

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Really can't name just one it's allot of talent That s been seen and unseen but I like Joe Joe Bennett

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Jacboi cuz I rob basehits on the infield and in the grass

What is your height and weight?
5'9 200

Where do you call home?
Pelham, GA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With family and friends 

What do you do for a living?
Solar plant tech

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

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing in 2005 won my first ring after 4 years I got a chance to play comp in 2009 and never looked back. 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
More consistent hitters and better defensive players 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Not really I think I have my own game 

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Last season when I won mvp batting in the 8 whole with pace

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Rhodney Donaldson. He has been a coach, mentor, and friend. He taught me everything I know about the game and how to play it the right way. 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay focused, humble,and hungry. Never stop grinding even after you make it.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Really not too big on grips and I swing a 27

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Allot of running lol. I work on hitting gaps and line ground balls fly balls I do it all

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Go Braves! And basketball

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

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Kevin Gates Get it out the mud

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing really to me maybe getting people more exposure 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Columbus Ga (bsc) its a great atmosphere all the way around 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Love the turf fields 

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Depends on where you are but for me I would say waffle house 

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
A grown man strike out swinging 

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I can sing ??

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Getting those all tournament plaques in 2010 with the scene

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