Wednesday January 19th, 2022

2022 Free Agent Shawn Kelly




Shawn Kelly

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 12/25/2021

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

Hub City, MTS, BDB

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Pitch 1st and a little outfield and I’m also left handed

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Tyler Marshburn

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competitiveness and the chance to meet new people

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Justin Gregory because he puts the work in to better than the next person

What is your height and weight?
6”0 and 220

Where do you call home?
Gallatin, Tn

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Fishing and spending time with the family

What do you do for a living?
I own my own pressure washing business

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

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Started playing 22 years ago In backyard tournaments and just worked hard to get to the next level.

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

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Winning the world in Panama City

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Yes a sponsor and because he taught me the right way to play the game and respect everyone you step on the field against.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Stay humble and respect everyone

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Take bp as much as I can when the weather is nice

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Atlanta Braves and Tennessee Volunteers and college football

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

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Pic O Dixie and because it’s an open tournament and can play against some great competition.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Berliner Park and Viera

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
White Castle

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love fishing

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