Friday September 21st, 2018

An interview with Seminoles infielder Josh Moore




Josh Moore

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/26/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I play middle infield best position 5 man

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
There alot of good ball players. Bret Helmer, Wegman, Baker, Travis Clark, CD, Pucell, Connel, Harvey, Rena, Got alot of good talent in Arizona where I am from to got Mike Nino up and coming good ball player Lex, Aj,  Jordan Spalding , Timmy M. I can keep going alot of good talent out there.

Why do you like the game of softball?
After I got done playing baseball, started playing softball and fell in love with the fast pace competition and competitive of the game.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
A lot of people call me Moore Because it's my last name or 5 cause of my number.

What is your height and weight?
6'1  210

Where do you call home?
Gilbert, Arizona

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family

What do you do for a living?
I am a Blackjack dealer at the Casino

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Yes Mesa high/ Chandler Gilbert CC. Scouting league dodgers

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Was playing in the Arizona conference tourney with my team RMS we used to have out here and Desert falls talked to me Chris Howshaw and then Bob Ellis and asked if I wanted to play conference with them it was so much fun.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
For sure the pitching and the talent.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I would say no I literally just go out there and give it my all every single play and at bat. The sponsors do so much for us and I am so thankful for that. I want to give them my all every time I am out there.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I would probably have to say I have placed in the top 5 in B world's like 4 times in usssa some good teams came so close.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
First off would have to say my Dad that pushed me in baseball and was always there he also played softball made me play hard and the right way. I would also like to thank Bob Ellis Chris Hoshaw And Tony Holland. And Cholo Brown Coach of MAJ not only were you a good coach you are a good friend you gave it your all for us like we have gave it our all for you I thank you for everything you have done. I thank you all.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay humble play the game the right way play hard.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
26oz end load pinky off knob

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit hit hit take ground balls and lift weights. In Arizona we get to play year round which is good.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Love baseball and football. Patriots and the Boston Redsox

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Probably some Country music

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I think there doing an amazing job now

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Toys For Tots

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Bld Las Vegas they got turf fields

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Buffalo Wild Wings

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
We were playing in the Duel in Seattle and we were losing by like 18 runs last inn. And Henery one of are sponsor coaches he would tell us about in his day he would smash it's easy guys and all that so we told him to hit in that last inn we were down 18. Hahahaha and he Struck out swinging

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I would have to say Bret Helmer signing me to Easton last year and again this year. The Easton family has been amazing.

8 responses to “An interview with Seminoles infielder Josh Moore”

  1. Josh Moore says:

    Family right here great job last five years we beat some good teams and lost to some good team we had a good run your guys are getting a gamer that’s for sure good luck with your new team new guys on team got big shoe’s to fill much love bro

  2. Kwin dueno says:

    That was from cholo Josh good luck bro

  3. Mike Nino says:

    5 years strong playing with my boy josh and gotta say having him play behind me was a lot of fun , confidence and strong up the middle. Josh has a lot of talent on both side , plays with a lot of heart and definitely a fun teammate (Full of energy) .. congrats to you and can’t wait to start the year off traveling together like we said we would .. #MyBrother

  4. Jay says:

    Nice job kid. The crew for life.

  5. Steve Sims says:

    I’ve had the pleasure of playing and coaching Josh Moore. He has an impact player. Josh and other very talented players here in Arizona are finally getting recognition they deserve.
    Josh is an incredible defense of player. One of the top middle infielder around… great teammate, player and friend.
    Wish him the best .

  6. Gillyshaw03 says:

    Always positive: one of my favorite teammates – great ball player great person & damn funny too… much love Josh

  7. Mike Rauma says:

    I used to clean his pool. Good job buddy,see you around this year

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