Wednesday January 19th, 2022
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2022 Free Agent Luis Martinez

 

 

 

Luis Martinez

 

Interview conducted on 12/20/2021

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?
2022 Free Agent – louakm311@gmail.com

I'm playing with a B team from Houston named Smash.. Played last yearin 2021 with (B team)Daddyhacts, ( B team) Throwbacks with Troyce who is now coaching team conference Thunder, ( A team) Chanticlear pizza/Monsta

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Mainly play 3rd and 1st but I can play anywhere including the outfield

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Ben Dunn, Ryan Harvey, Ryan Honeycutt, Kyle Pearson

Why do you like the game of softball?
Great competitive sport

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Ryan Honeycutt started playing one or two positions. Now playing major roles like pitching at the major level and smashes the ball

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Big Lou, my size

What is your height and weight?
6'3 235-240 lbs

Where do you call home?
South Texas

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Playing upper ball or with the family

What do you do for a living?
Truck Driver

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Carrizo springs HS, Cisco Junior College and Piedras Negras  Astros in Mexico

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Playing since I was 13. Putting in work. Worked my way up

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Organization and quality of players

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Beating the Number one team in the country last year. Playing with Daddyhacts beating Team Thunder to play for the championship game

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 Honeycutt. His attitude and overall leadership makes you want play every second of the game

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep at it and put in the work

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Any grip as long as I have pine tar and any Kyle Pearson bat

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Workout consistent and BP

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys.. Football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Don't step in the 1st and 3rd base line

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Snowball in useless tx. Open tournament with big boy ballers. Played against Kyle Pearson, Ben Dunn. Rylie Norris, Lyf Ninmo. Ext..

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Worlds in Viera Florida. Space complex

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Whataburger tx boy

 

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