Saturday June 3rd, 2023

Mike Umscheid


Mike Umscheid

USSSA Playing History

USSSA Playing History 2009-2011 Player Page

Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competition and the commradery.  I have built some great friendships through this game

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Gregg Connell, Jr, Wallace, Helmer, Wegman

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I would say there are quite a few.  I would say Sid Stephany, Travis Clark are definitely 2 of them.  They both play the game the right way in all aspects and want to win all the time!  They put alot of work in all year round.  There are alot more, I just know more about sid and trav

What is your nickname in softball?
Well it used to be scheider, but I have a feeling its starting to become Swing Set 😉 haha (if you don't know, you can't afford it!)

Where do you call home?
Kenosha, Wisconsin

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

What do you do for a living?
I am a Personal Training Coordinator for Gold's Gym

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Football, Basketball, Baseball and golf in High School and I played Baseball in College at University of Wisconsin – Parkside.  I also played baseball in the Northwoods League in 2005 for the Thunder Bay Bordercats in Canada

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started Playing with Travis Clark, Todd Ankney, Josh Hearn, Larry Tostrud just to name a few.
All guys from my area, and it just kind of grew from there. Had the luxury to play with those
guys from E all the way to A.

What was the best advice you were ever given?
Softball wise- Don't hit up the middle with a guy on 1st and less than 2 outs

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Get away from your hometown and get in to the conference somehow

What position do you play?
Anywhere but pitcher, Last year I played mid, ss, 2b, and all outfield spots

What batting grip do you use?
Pinky on the knob (thats what she said!) lol

What ounce bat do you use?

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I lift and run all winter, then when January hits I start hitting again.
I think its important to give yourself a break for a bit

What is your favorite sports team?
Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers

What is your favorite sport other than softball?
Baseball and football

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
yes, not to have any

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning the ASA A, the NSA C super world and A conference with EWS as a B team.
Oh yeah and beating resmondo

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Teach me how to dougie

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
7 major players max per team, Everything would be so much more competitive

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
The dudley and THE ROTARY!

What is the best softball field you have played at and why?
St Louis a few years back.  The infields were perfect.  And field of dreams in Vegas.

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



One response to “Mike Umscheid”

  1. David A Sprasky says:

    Mike my nick name is GOOSE played briefly when I was older with IRISH.. Just want to say WAY TO GO !! Super HAPPY 4 YOURS and Travis SUCCESS . I played with Larry Tostrude in a few tournaments and with Josh Hearn’s father for 3 or 4 seasons when I was like 22. Coach Jeff Pulda wants me to say WELL DONE as well. I go to a BIBLE study he runs on Saturdays. I was looking how to get a hold of Larry Tostrude and came across this article.. So BEST WISHES CONTINUED SUCCESS. GOOSE. I played my first SSUSA season this year. It was fun getting to see the guys I played against many many years ago . Mr Mike Macenko, is one COOL DUDE.. And he would CRUSH IT !! Sorry to ramble. We were coming home the morning after the HORRIBLE TRAGEDY in VEGAS. From the Senior Worlds. Did not do so well. BLD hard to keep ball in park. We were only AAA..

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