Thursday June 24th, 2021

2016 Free Agent pitcher/IF Donte Miles




Donte Miles

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/21/2015

Who are you playing with in 2016?
Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
3rd, pitcher, some SS. I would say 3rd is my best but some say pitching

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Greg Connell, Freddie Bynum, and Flip Washington. Can't forget my homie Cameron Cox.

Why do you like the game of softball?
I just love to compete!!

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Tae because it is short for Donte

What is your height and weight?
6'0" 230 lbs

Where do you call home?
Hillsborough, NC

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

What do you do for a living?
I have my own dump trucking business

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played football my freshman and senior year, baseball all four years, and baseball at Greensboro College.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
My good and close friends Jerry Alexander and Jeff Herzig introduced me to softball after we were done playing college baseball

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Anyone that plays the game hard!!

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I could list a few here but I'll say my first BSC Comp tournament pitching and beating Primetime in Aiken SC to win the 2015 Easton Kickoff Classic and being voted MVP!

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Traditional grip and I use a 26oz end load or 27oz balance

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Stay in the gym and hit as much as possible

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Atlanta Braves and baseball

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have a couple but I'm going to keep them a secret! Ha

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Any T.I. song

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Any benefit or tournament like toys for tots where you're donating and playing for a good cause

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Wide World of Sports in Florida and the turf fields in Myrtle Beach SC because you don't get bad hops on the infield

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Anywhere ha

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I listen to country music while driving my dump truck!! Ha

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
It'll have to be my 2015 NSA Eastern World Series ring


4 responses to “2016 Free Agent pitcher/IF Donte Miles”

  1. Joe Watcher says:

    Great player here with a lot of heart. As soon as someone gives Tae the shot, he’s gonna be a big contributor in the conference for years to come.

  2. Cam says:

    Someone needs to give him a shot. You won’t be disappointed great ball player very good hands gap to gap with power slick infielder and can pitch what more can you ask for in a player . Good luck to you brother hope to see you out on the field again real soon. CC

  3. Jay Alexander says:

    I have never seen a person play every play, at bat, game with as much passion as this guy…He plays every game as if it’s his last…Donte is the type of player that makes others around him better and go harder…He is an asset to any team and can honestly bat anywhere in the lineup…All around great person but a hell of a ball player for sure…

  4. Bud Ray says:

    This guy gives 120% every play, great bat line to line and quick hands on the infield, good luck brother hope to see you in the majors!

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