Saturday July 24th, 2021
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An interview with Wesley Law infielder Matt Alverado (USSSA free agent)

Matt Alvarado

ASA Playing History

USSSA Playing History

Why do you like the game of softball?
It still scratches the competitive itch that comes from being a baseball player growing up.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
That's tough, but the ones that pop out that we played against last year would be Geno Buck, Rusty, and Helmar

Where do you call home?

St. Louis, Mo

What do you do for a living?
I work collections for a refrigeration company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
HS: Baseball and soccer
College: Baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing league with my cousin about 10 years ago playing E and we all worked our way up.  4 years ago I joined St. Louis Swing and went on an impressive run through D, then 2 years later we won NSA B super world.

What position do you play?
Love playing middle infield

What batting grip do you use?

Standard

What is your favorite sports team?
Cardinals

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
I coach girls fastpitch softball, its very rewarding teaching the game

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Every pair of shoes I have is laced the exact same way….left over right

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning NSA B Super World and ISA Elite World

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
Its a sport.  We all work on our game to get better and strive to reach the highest level possible.

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?

Tone down the balls, obviously the bats are here to stay.

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Playing the Smokies last year was fantastic!!

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?

A buddy taking pregame in just his jock on Sunday before our game at D worlds.

Who are you playing with in 2011?

NSA Wesley Law out of Illinois
U-Trip ?

 

 


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