Wednesday January 19th, 2022

2021 Free Agent infielder Michael Holbert II




Michael Holbert II


USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/17/2020

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent –

2020 Chick Fil A (B Conference)

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Everywhere in the infield. Preferred position middle man

Why do you like the game of softball?
Played ball for years and I enjoy seeing new places and competing

What is your height and weight?
6’1” 230

Where do you call home?
Stuarts Draft, Virginia

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

What do you do for a living?
Elementary Health/PE Teacher

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played Baseball and tried multiple others in HS, played Baseball and soccer at the division II collegiate level

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I got picked up to play a random pickup tournament at the local mall by a friend who I ran into there. I worked hard and kept moving up with my team and eventually got noticed

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The level of outfield defense. The ball tracking ability of conference outfielders

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Probably Reyna because I prefer to base hit and I love defense

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Making the highlight reel for the 2020 Maryland major

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work on your game

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
I use stock grip, 26 or 26.5

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Play pickup tournaments and hit with friends

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Baseball. New York Yankees

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I don’t like to touch the lines on the field before the game

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Space Coast because it’s so new and the turf is beautiful

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Depends on where you’re at

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Teammate playing in a muddy field busting his butt in the mud


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