Friday August 12th, 2022

Neil Haglund


Neil Haglund

USSSA Playing History  

Why do you like the game of softball?
I enjoy the competition, seeing how you and your team match up with the best in the game.

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Not sure, so many players are great at different aspects of the game that its tough to pick one or two.

What position do you play?

Where do you call home?
Long Island, New York

What do you do for a living?
I work at a sporting goods store

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played baseball in High School, thats about it.

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing with my dad and my brother in a church league when I was 15 and started to play on more and more local league teams.   I started playing tournaments with Darkside 3 years ago in D and kept moving up class every year with the team.

What batting grip do you use?
Standard baseball grip with bottom 2 fingers off the bat

What is your favorite sports team?
New York Mets, Jets, and Knicks

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

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Last year in the Maryland major we lost our first game and then ran off 7 straight wins against some very good teams to make it to Sunday. Too bad we didn't get to finish the tournament due to a rainout

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Fix the bat problem

What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Any supplied bat tournament











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