Thursday May 6th, 2021

2020 Free Agent John Mocahbee




John Mocahbee

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 8/4/2020


Who are you playing with in 2020, and who have you played with in the past?
2020 Free agent –
2019 D&D Grocery
2018 Sports Reach

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

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Brian Wegman

Why do you like the game of softball?
Competition and it's the closest thing to baseball.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Mock. Short for my last name.

What is your height and weight?
6'2 240

Where do you call home?
Cincinnati, OH

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Going to the range and just relaxing

What do you do for a living?
US Marine Corps

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Baseball in HS

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing leagues. An old coach of mine helped me get on a conference team.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and defense

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Receiving my first MVP award last year

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've always tried to take something from all of my coaches. Travis Clark has helped my game out as well.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Always play hard. Never know who is watching

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Pinky off and 27oz.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Atlanta Braves

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Keep my shirt untucked

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing I can think of.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Metro and Cincy Major

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

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
A place with good wings

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love guns and I'm working on becoming an armorer/gunsmith.

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