Friday July 3rd, 2020

2019 Free Agent infielder Justin Geiner


Justin Geiner

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/28/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2019 Free agent –

I played with TG Brand and P&P 333

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Anywhere on the infield. 2b and 3b are probably my best positions.

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competition

What is your height and weight?
6'2 225

Where do you call home?
Toledo, Ohio

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

What do you do for a living?
I work for the city of Toledo

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school baseball and a little bit of jr. college baseball. I Had some pro tryouts.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing for fun after I was done with baseball but I had no clue that softball existed at such a high level. As soon as I found out about upper ball I started grinding to move up to the highest level I could get to.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed of the game, guys are much bigger, and umpires are a lot better.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Not really I just try to play the game the right way.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
2nd place at A worlds as a B team in 2017 with TG Brand. We went on an unreal run and it was the most fun I've ever had on a softball field. Winning the last chance major home run derby in 2011 as a local C player was unreal as well.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay loyal to the team you are on but also look out for yourself at the same time.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Baseball grip with my pinky wrapped around the knob.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I Try to stay in shape and not get fat and lazy

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Football and baseball are my favorite sports. Dallas cowboys and Detroit Tigers are my favorite teams.

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Killing in the name of by Rage against the machine

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Make people get in the batters box faster instead of letting some of these guys take 2 minutes to get in the box. I think it would speed the game up a ton.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I think all the complex's that have turf are the nicest. But my favorite complex to play at was fortune rd.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Wings or pizza

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My first baseball glove



4 responses to “2019 Free Agent infielder Justin Geiner”

  1. Josh Onstott says:

    Great player, great teammate. A team will regret passing on him. Good luck Justin, you will always be a brother

  2. Flack 29 says:

    Great player no reason why he doesn’t get picked up.

  3. ROGO says:

    Very good ball player and a great guy off the field.

  4. Jon Golich says:

    Adding Justin Geiner would be a HUGE move for any Conference team. He is a great player, teammate and most importantly person! Jut plays the game the way it should be played, always! Wish you the best Jut!

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