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2022 Free Agent Josh Tiuchty

 

 

 

Josh Tiuchty

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/25/2021

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?
2022 Free Agent – jtiuchty1@gmail.com
2021 Juno Conference A team
2020 Mpt D Team

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

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Best ever is going to be hard to beat just one. But overall Flip Washington, Justin Mooch, Ryan Harvey are people I enjoy watching and learning from.

Why do you like the game of softball?
After college baseball and two years of playing baseball after I found softball. It’s the level of competition at the conference level which is amazing and just enjoy being apart of it and it brings the best out of me. Have to work hard everyday at it and leave nothing behind.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Honestly seeing Mason Farmer do what he did this year and all the positions he plays he is just so smooth and  a competitor who learns the game in the situation.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Tooch is my nickname and it’s for Tiuchty since I am the only one who can pronounce my last name lol

What is your height and weight?
6’0 ft and 215lbs

Where do you call home?
Northampton, PA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Enjoying the outdoors with my daughter and girlfriend.

What do you do for a living?
Sales and Marketing sales for Dun and Bradstreet

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school, College baseball.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
League ball and a state tournament in Drifton, PA was my first real experience to what tournament softball is.   From there the competitive nature of myself took over and continued to work in the off season and working my way up with the MPT brand.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The skill level of hitting and where to hit it and place it and produce and the level of defensive play and how quickly an error and mistake at this level can lead to big innings instead of 4 or 5 runs at the lower levels

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I don’t really compare myself to anyone, I work extremely hard on and off the field whether it is hitting to lifting to drills I am always pushing myself
I will observe what others are doing and craft it into my own game.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point?
Working my ass off to make the Juno A team and being the best team player I could be while always pushing and challenging myself.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Ryan Hogan would be the first as he brought my into tournament softball and was a hard ass but taught me how the game is done the correct way and producing. Previous Mpt coach Monte was one to always see the ability I had and to bring out the best in myself.  Tough coach who made you learn the game and situation everytime up to bat in the field running etc.  Couldn’t thank him enough. Last would my Juno coach Doc who is one of the best coaches in the game for a reason and most knowledgeable person I know.   He focused on every situation and makes sure you are always ready to compete.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Don’t give up and continue to work on your craft and remember your BRAND is what you create. Lead by example and work your ass off.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap pink off bottom knob

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Tee work, BP, lifting and strength training and speed drills.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Penn state and the Cowboys

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Every Time i get ready to bat it’s 3 swings with the Jimmerstick on double deck then 3 swings while on deck and Every time i get into the box it’s a right foot swipe up then foot placement then two half swings and ready to go.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing it’s ran just fine

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Tripp Roth

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

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Don’t really have one but Waffle House is a must.

3 responses to “2022 Free Agent Josh Tiuchty”

  1. CHRIS MATLA says:

    This guy had 8 at bats all year and belongs in E

  2. Ryan Carr says:

    He had 13 during season and hit .670 but hit over .700 during A worlds run, great person and teammate

  3. Ryan Carr says:

    He had 13 during season and hit .670 but hit over .700 during A worlds run, great person and teammate

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