Monday July 4th, 2022

2022 Free Agent Ryan Carr




Ryan Carr

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/21/2021

Who are you playing with in 2022, and who have you played with in the past?

2021 Free Agent –
2020 MPT Conference B team
2021 started season with Texas Smash B team then finished the year with GTF conference B team

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
3rd or 2nd/ utility

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Idk about best player ever but have a couple I enjoy watching Joel Sanchez, Rich Racobaldo, Luis Reyna, Flip Washington, Bradley Jones, Casey Jones, Justin Mooch, Shane Coston, Kendric Burney, Brandon Newton

Why do you like the game of softball?
Since leaving pro ball, the level of competition at the conference level is amazing and just enjoy being apart of it

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Honestly think Joel Sanchez, he is just so smooth and all around great guy teammate and competitor.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Rhino, have had it since middle school

What is your height and weight?
6'4 230

Where do you call home?
Shallotte, NC right outside of Wilmington, NC

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Traveling with the wife and watching her compete at the conference level as well

What do you do for a living?
Unifirst Uniform sales

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school, College and Professional

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
League ball when was in off season from ball and just tried working my way up

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The level of defensive play and how quickly an error and mistake at this level can lead to big innings instead of 4 or 5 runs at the lower levels

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Idk really pretty much just try to stick to myself and play the game the right way and best way I know how

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
By far best thing to happen was winning B worlds with MPT 2020

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Tae Miles, Rich Racobaldo, Bradley Scott, Ant Chavis have been local guys who have played and been successful at the conference levels for some time and just have told me stay patient work hard and get out of my head, that I have the talent to play and compete at this level

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Don’t give up and continue to work on your craft

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap pink off bottom knob

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Tee work, BP and ground balls

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Any Philly sports team, Phillies, Eagles, 76ers, Flyers

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Nah, besides to coordinate an match, arm sleeve cleats, batting gloves to unis

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Nothing it’s ran just fine

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Myrtle Beach

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Don't really have one



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