Wednesday October 17th, 2018
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2019 Free Agent pitcher Shaun Ramsey

 

 

 

Shaun Ramsey

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/02/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019?
2019 Free Agent – Srammer10.sr@gmail.com

2018 S2S Ravens

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
P/1st/C/3rd

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Overall, Bryson Baker. As a pitcher I have to go to Andy Purcell. As a hitter, the nod goes to both Flip and Brad Carlsen.

Why do you like the game of softball?
It's competitive, fun, and my teammates are my family

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Andrew Renaud. He has a great glove, arm, and bat. Definitely all the tools needed to play with some of the best.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Rammer. It's just a play off my last name

What is your height and weight?
5'11", 265lbs

Where do you call home?
Idaho

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Spending time with my family, camping, BBQing

What do you do for a living?
Residential Window Contractor

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
My grandfather got me into it when I was 14 playing fast pitch and modified softball. Then a couple of years ago I was playing in a Superdraft tournament with some guys that played upper level in Washington. Afterwards they invited me to play with them (Legend Sports/4 The Fallen) last year in B.

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed and consistency of the players.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I always tried to swing like Hank Garris. Now I have more of a cut swing so I don't know…

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Hitting a tournament winning 2-run walk-off at my first Northwest Superdraft.

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Lots of people have given invaluable advice along the way, but most recently I've worked with Cole Patterson on all aspects and situations of the game.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Two finger overlap
27oz mid to endload

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Lots of BP indoors

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Philadelphia Phillies

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Can't talk about it.

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Let's Go by Yella Wolf

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I think a floating rubber would add a little bit of change for the good. Not only safety wise, but add an challenge for the batter and pitcher.

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Although I may be biased from my successes in it, the Northwest Superdraft in Lacey, WA is always a good time. Another good one is Goosetown in Anaconda  MT.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Golden Eagle in Sparks, NV. Six all turf fields with a great restaurant and bar in the middle of it.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Panda Express is usually pretty money.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Even though I never played high school or college baseball, I was scouted by and invited to four different MLB team workouts while playing adult league baseball.

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
I've received two picture collages of me playing that I'm extremely proud of.

 

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