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2022 Free Agent Jimmy Ward

 

 

 

Jimmy Ward

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 3/14/2022

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?
2022 Free Agent – Pagedasp13@gmail.com

2021 premier
2020 Worksteer
2019 Bay Area legends

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Dh, catcher, pinch hit

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Steven lloyd

Why do you like the game of softball?
Fun and competitive

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Joel Sanchez 5 tool player

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Late night, playing with some local legends they called me that one night and it stuck

What is your height and weight?
6”  270

Where do you call home?
Seven springs North Carolina

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hunting or fishing

What do you do for a living?
Farm

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Football in hs and 1 year in college

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Played locally with some friends, I have worked my ass off

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Everyone is laser focused on winning

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Rich Rocabaldo

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Learn to hit all fields and hustle no matter what

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Semi overlap 28

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Been a gym rat since 06

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Ravens/football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
No

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Jacob Bryant. More than one year at a time

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
More tournaments

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Final four, local guys get inducted into the HOF and it’s a party atmosphere with great softball

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

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
NBHA national barrel racing champion
 

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