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Evan Ramirez

 

 

 

Evan Ramirez

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/26/2020

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 – Free Agent – afairman1990@gmail.com

2020 – L&S Glass
2019 – L&S Glass

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
P, C, utility,  Pitcher is my best position.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Hard question so many great players in the game.. there are a lot of great talent guys like Flip, Purcell, Connell, Collins, and so many others. I can not just name one, if I had too it would probably be Andy Purcell.

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the game I grew up watching and at the fields with my father and grandfather. I met my wife playing ball, so being able to take the field with her and some of our closest friends playing the sport we love, there is no better feeling.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
So much up and coming talent, 2 guys I have got to watch lately have been Jose Flores and Austin Dawe.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
I do not have one

What is your height and weight?
I am 5'11" and weigh about 230 lbs.

Where do you call home?
Arizona

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
with my wife and friends

What do you do for a living?
I am a customer service representative for a home builder.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes Football, Basketball, and Baseball all in high school.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
started playing ball with some high school friends and our dads in 2011, and slowly worked our way up through tournament ball and started playing with some guys who are now at the conference level

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
When playing conference it is a lot more serious and fast paced.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
None that I can think of at the moment. I try to take notes from some of the conference guys and work at it.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Playing my very first conference tournament in Seattle

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
There are so many to choose from but my wife, my father, my grandfather, some best friends from high school to name a few.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
BE PATIENT, study the game, you'll get there

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Baseball grip and 25-26oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit once-twice a week, try to play as often as I can

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Colorado Avalanche & Hockey

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Never step on the white chalk

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Put On – Young Jeezy

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
None that I can think of at the moment.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Toys For Tots in Palm Springs, it's for a great cause and I always have the most fun there.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast Stadium, there is no better feeling than playing on turf. Non – Turf would have to be Seattle

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Jersey Mikes

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
One of my buddies diving into home and his pants sliding off LOL

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
When going up to bat I write my grandfathers baseball/softball number in the dirt, so I know he is with me every at bat.
 

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