Thursday November 15th, 2018

2018 Free Agent Nate Brock




Nate Brock

USSSA Playing History Player Page

Interview conducted on 10/19/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
2017 – Played with Steel and All Out

2018 Free Agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Utility guy. Best positions would be OF or 5 man

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I’d have to go with Andy Purcell or Brian Wegman both are great at their position and get it done hitting as well.

Why do you like the game of softball?
Keeps the competitive spirit alive in me and allows me to have fun doing it as well.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There’s a few that I’ve played with that I could name. Matt Vasquez, Everett Williams and Nick Mitschke are some guys id think will be up there soon.

What is your height and weight?
6 foot 195

Where do you call home?
La Porte Tx

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
I love to be fishing or spending time with family and friends.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Little bit of baseball and some tennis

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
obviously the competition is better. But the best difference to me was the 7 innings no time. Makes the game much better and not rushed.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Mark Cridland. He’s always been one to be real with me and believe in me and will put me in my place when needed. More like a big brother to me than a player. Definitely one that has impacted my playing so far.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Just be patient. Keep working and improving your game. Upper is opening up a lot lore so your chance will come.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Regular baseball grip

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Here in Texas we get to play all year so I play locally a lot and go to the fields and work on my hitting with some old teammates

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Houston Texans and football for sure

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Remember the name by fort minor

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Cajun Classic, the atmosphere there is great and the fields are nice

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Pelican park. Great atmosphere and everyone just has fun there

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Chick fil a until you make it to Sunday

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Buddy fell over the fence catching a foul ball and his shorts got pulled down by the fence.

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
Honestly didn’t know Softball existed til I was 20 and a buddy of mine asked me to go play league night with him. Did that and started tourney ball then Nick Mitschke and Mark Cridland got me into the upper ball.



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