Friday November 16th, 2018
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2019 Free Agent Outfielder Jesse Skaggs

 

 

 

Jesse Skaggs

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/9/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019?
2019 Free Agent – orbitworld18@live.com

2018 Nally's

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
OF, RF is best

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Cory Briggs

Why do you like the game of softball?
Traveling and competitiveness

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Conner Murray, played all last year with him, will not touch his work ethic and his improvement shows each weekend. And Harley Page for same reasons, never stops improving his game and helping others improve theirs.

What is your height and weight?
6’3 172

Where do you call home?
Joplin, Missouri

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Video games with other softball guys.

What do you do for a living?
Delivery Driver

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played all the way up to College, at D2 level.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Randy Gresham was a hometown upper player who took me in first got me addicted to this game at a young age. Then Harley Page and Dale Nally snagged me 5 years ago to play with Nallys and started at E and climbed all the way to A with the opportunity and family they created!

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Consistency, errors barely happen and pitchers get in the way. You have to earn most of your hits.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Having a weekend at Colorado major leaving with all tourney honors and being part of my team run ruling Newbreed and taking 2nd after a year of some up and downs.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Harley Page and Brandon Hooks

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
People are watching everywhere, and even if you are 21 and playin E doesn’t mean by 25 you won’t be playing A just keep playing.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap, 27oz balance

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit and play.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football… Steelers and The Tide!

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Snowball best off season tourney around, unlimited homeruns bunch of upper level guys come out, great exposure for players. Boo n Brew in the Midwest, best October tourney in the country Friday-Sunday gauntlet great time!

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast easily.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Arby’s/McDonald’s

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Softball bats!
 

 

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