Thursday May 6th, 2021

2021 Free Agent P/CO Joey Rainer




Joey Rainer

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/20/2020

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent –

TME on the BSC circuit. No usssa team as of now. Have played C ball with HgC sports and  Davenports.

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
pitch and play the corners. Pitcher

Why do you like the game of softball?
It’s a fun game to play, and very competitive. Great atmospheres and always have a good team around friends at the ball parks.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Zane Migues. Very talented and plays the game hard and the right way. Great guy also.

What is your height and weight?
6.2, 265

Where do you call home?
Columbia, Mississippi

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hunting and fishing and spending time with my family. I have 4 kids and a lovely wife,

What do you do for a living?
Work for a construction company. Going on 10 years now.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball and basketball in high school. Some baseball in college.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing in a local church league at 15 and then it carried into playing weekend ball. Haven made it to the upper level yet but striving towards it

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Hitting a walk off grand slam to win c state a few years back

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky over lap on knob and pinky overlap on top hand as well. 27 end load or 28 balance.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Work out and hit bp

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Notre dame football and football

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love the smell of fresh cut grass in the summer.

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