Thursday September 21st, 2023

An interview with Jared Hunt




Jared Hunt

USSSA Playing History


Interview conducted on 1/2/2021

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
Played with Pure Sports since 2017

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Utility, best position outfield

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There are so many great players out there, can’t pick just 1

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the pace of play and allows me to be around the game

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
J. People have been calling me that since high school

What is your height and weight?
5’8 200lbs.

Where do you call home?
San Diego, CA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
At the desert or river

What do you do for a living?
Make knives

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball and football in high school, baseball at San Diego state university, 2 years of pro baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
OC swats gave me a chance and just ran with it

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pace of play and very little errors

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
I can’t pick just 1 person, a lot of people are out there to help. Just depends if you want to listen or not.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Learn how to hit the ball down. Everyone can hit it out of the park at this level.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
2 finger over lap. 27oz end load

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
In the gym year round

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football. Las Vegas Raiders

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Bat grip has to be perfect

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
California love

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Toys for tots in Palm Springs, it’s for a great cause and great players go out and play.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Applebee’s happy hour

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
First baseman not wearing his glove paying attention and the ball hit him in the chest

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Played on the USA baseball all star team



2015 Toys for Tots Worth HR Derby Champion!




One response to “An interview with Jared Hunt”

  1. Chad 31 says:

    I have played this guy for a few years now and I feel he is one of the better hitters in the conference. Don’t let his size fool you

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