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2018 Free Agent outfielder Matt Schrage




Matt Schrage

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/27/2017

Who are you playing with in 2017?

USSSA Free Agent:

Played 2017 with Money/Miken and Steel Sports/Powerhouse Sportz

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
I can play anywhere on the field except Pitch.  OF and 3rd and 2nd would probably be the best positions.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Way too many great players to single anyone out

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love to play sports and compete at a high level and softball allows me to do so.

What is your height and weight?
6' 220lbs

Where do you call home?
Des Moines, IA

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played 4 sports in HS and 2 years JUCO baseball

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started after college with some local older guys, and they showed me the game the first few years.  Played C ball with my best friends for a couple years and filled in for Rip City at ASA A in 2013 and made "All tourney" team then joined T's 13 the next year.  Was fortunate to finally get a shot at conference thanks to Coach Tim Barnes this year.  Big Shoutout to Art, Train, and Louie from 2017 Money/Miken Team.  They treated me like family and gave me another amazing opportunity to play ball!

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and speed of the game

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
No clue I just go 100% and throw my body around the OF at all times.

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
2016 & 2017 A world titles & All world teams with BHR and Steel Sports/PowerHouse Sportz

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play up as often as you can and always play the game hard and the right way.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit, lift, and run

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I have always liked ASA HOF Stadium complex

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


13 responses to “2018 Free Agent outfielder Matt Schrage”

  1. Justin says:

    Straight pimp. Would take him on my team anytime. He will run through a wall to catch the ball and has made half dozen or more spectacular diving catches the last year or so, three of them at on the biggest stage at ASA A and B nationals just this year. Gives 110% and is the epitome of a team first player too.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Great player and even better guy. Will definitely help whoever picks him up.

  3. Randy noe says:

    Hey Matt did you find a team for this year. I need a outfielder for Orlando for the c/b worlds. Hit me up 901 496 9732

  4. Marcus says:

    My dude!! Great guy here on and off the field. Plays the game the right way. All heart and hustle at all times. Great teammate. Goes and gets it in the outfield. Best of luck to your brother.

  5. Coach says:

    Great kid! Great teammate. Leaves everything on the field! Hits for avg and power. Always seems to be the guy making the highlight reel in the OF. Will be a great pickup for someone.

  6. T says:

    Would be a great add for Xtreme…..

  7. MWS says:

    Thanks for the shout out Marcus and Coach! I appreciate it fellas! Great teammate and best coach out there!

  8. Justin says:

    Anyone that needs a great outfielder and even better person and teammate seriously should grab Matt while they can. He’s the epitome of what a team player is and would absolutely run through a wall for you in the OF and not even think twice about it. Over the last two years have seen him make around 10 unbelievable highlight reel catches both robbing homers and laying out full speed on the warning track to rob someone. Plays that separate him from other outfielders…

  9. MWS says:

    Appreciate the props JB!

  10. ART-A&A says:

    Kid is a flat out beast!!!! Can play anywhere in the outfield and can play the infield also. Seen him 1st hand lock down 3B. Solid hitter and is a hell of a teammate. Good luck kid!!!!

  11. Justin Beal says:

    Can not believe this guy is a FA, would be a monster add! Matt is a gamer and team player. He plays the game hard and 100% no matter the score. I don’t foresee him lasting long as he can play OF and IF above average.

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