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2021 Free Agent Shawn Casey

 

 

 

Shawn Casey

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/28/2020

Who are you playing with in 2021, and who have you played with in the past?
2021 Free Agent – shawncasey12@msn.com

2020 Took year off for work commitments

2019 Chanticlear/Eurotech/P5 (conference)

2018 Chanticlear/J&H/P5 (conference)

2017 Chanticlear/J&H/P5

2016 All American Restoration

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Utility mainly MI, 2B, 3B, SS, LF RF & P

Best is MI or 2B

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Most won’t know him but I’d say ‘Pockets’ (Scott Richart)

Why do you like the game of softball?
Grew up at the field with my dad playing. It’s hard to find the same type of competition and camaraderie anywhere else.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Scott Novak

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
SC or Sports Center

What is your height and weight?
6'1'' 190lbs

Where do you call home?
MN

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Golf, Cabin Life or Hiking with Family and Friends

What do you do for a living?
Digital Marketing

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Hockey

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Got asked to play for a tournament team at league when I was 21, been playing weekends ever since. Extremely grateful that Dale Heille (Chanticlear sponsor) along with Pat Oconnell (coach) asked me to play conference for the first time in 2018 as well as 2019. A huge thank you to other sponsors/coaches throughout my time:

Scott Brown (P5/PHD)

Seth Thorson (Eurotech)

Bubba (J&H Sponsor)

Jerry Tollefeson

Jim Thurman (All American Restoration)

Mubby

Michael Johansen ‘MJ’

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Consistency top to bottom of the lineup on all 3 aspects of the game: Offense, Defense and Mental

There’s a different level of respect as well

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Beating Resmondo at the Dudley in 2015 as a ‘C’ team battling back from 6 or 7 down in the bottom of the 7th inning. No single game will ever top that level of an upset, sorry. #Allseason #DSTI

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My father

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play your a$$ off with respect, be a good teammate and someone will find you and get you where you belong.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
26 oz overlap grip

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hit indoors, work on fielding practice with a rubber ball off the garage wall along with ladder drills and  resistance bands

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Twins, Wild, Vikings & Gophers
Favorite Sport is Freestyle Skiing

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Eminem – Lose Yourself

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Smoky for the tradition, competition and atmosphere. Locally the Stiffy is a gem!

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
ANY All turf field that is over 300’ is ideal in my opinion. Viera complex is rather nice, along with Woodside Sports Complex in Mauston is up there as well.

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
As long as it has food and drinks I’ll be there.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Hurricane Lew

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Pretty good pitcher, only 1 person (MJ) has taken me up on this and it happens to be the same person who coached us to beat Resmondo at the Dudley as a C team… just saying, he knows a thing or two. (I did not pitch against Resmondo that was Derek Fadden)
 

One response to “2021 Free Agent Shawn Casey”

  1. Kimster says:

    I think I shot a couple of these photos

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