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2020 Free Agent Pitcher Justin Ross

 

 

 

Justin Ross

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 12/12/2019

Who are you playing with in 2020, and who have you played with in the past?
2020 Free Agent – Justin.ross@becn.com

Past teams include 501 Sports, Catastrophic, TCS, Miken/Jokers Softball, Softball Club. These teams are from TN and AR.

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Pitcher is the main. 1st and 2nd are other positions I can also play.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Wendall Rickard

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like the competition and the fast pace atmosphere.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Adam Ussery this guy plays the game the right way!  Mentally and physically and has one of the best attitudes in the game today.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
J Ross (first and last name)

What is your height and weight?
6 foot 205

Where do you call home?
Hernando, MS

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Hunting, fishing or attending a football game

What do you do for a living?
Regional Sales Manager for a distributor

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High School , semi pro football

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Playing church league, got to the High C level in playing In local tournaments as well as playing out of state and getting noticed.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Never played in the Conference but if I had the opportunity I would make a team really proud

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Andy Purcell, Travis Clark

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning C states, getting the double play ball to win State.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Chris Fredricks’s

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Game is more mental than physical

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Tons of gym and BP

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I have 16 years exp and the pitcher position. I do use a lot of fakes and pitch to my defense. I am wanting an opportunity to play at a high level. I’m a great teammate that needs a chance. Challenge me are u ready!? Let’s Go!

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Bat Control

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The Pic O Dixie

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Las Vegas BLD

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Different color eyes
 

One response to “2020 Free Agent Pitcher Justin Ross”

  1. Malt Licky says:

    Little Andy has the best fakes in the game. Kills the ball and I mean BIG TYME POP! Any team would be proud to have him.
    Has 6 elite pitches Knuckle ball, Knuckle Curve, Sidearm Knuckle, Fastball (tops out at 15 on the gun), Changeup, and a nasty Slide piece. This dude is just filthy.

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