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2019 Free Agent Tre’ Campbell

Note: Tre' had a .720 on base percentage and a 10.7 Home Run Frequency as lead off hitter for Bay Area Legends in Conference, a team that had one of the highest strength of schedules in 2018!  Think about how hard that is to do.

 

Tre' Campbell

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted 10/26/2018

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2019 Free Agent – dobombers25@gmail.com

2018 Bay Area Legends

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
1B, C, EH, RF

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I am a fan of people  improving their game if this is what they want to do.  There are too many to name.  IMO Purcell and Branch are two of the most competitive players out there. My brother Mike Mallory also hits it with the best of them.

Why do you like the game of softball?
I like softball, because it takes away things that you have going on in personal life.  While playing softball, that is the only thing that you are thinking about.

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
I'm a old military guy, so I'm a little biased. I think that Robbie Fow and Anthony Mastrogiovanni are two up and coming ballplayers that have great futures ahead of them. Also I remember when Mike Williams used to play rec on the BSC. Was known to throw a ball down. lol.  He has worked on his game tremendously and has become one of the best CF in the game today.

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Don't have one really.  But last year while playing with AllOut. I had a toe nail that was bothering me and I was running around the park trying to find some clippers.  So the team started calling me toenail.  lol. Also BayArea used to call me a flamingo, because of my small calves.  

What is your height and weight?
5'11, 215

Where do you call home?
I currently live in Savannah, GA 

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Well when its deer season, that's where you will find me.  Other than that, just like to hang out with family at the house.  

What do you do for a living?
I am a retired Vet (22 years), going to school. I am also the Defensive Coordinator at Savannah High School

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
I played Football, Wrestling, and Baseball in High School.  Joined the military right after high school.  

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I started playing upper softball with Primetime.  Dennis Davison and Tony B gave me the opportunity to play on their conference team.  To this day they will continue to be family.  

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
defense.  some people say pitching.  I've seen D,C pitchers throw better knuckleballs than some pitchers on the conference.  But defense is hands down the best in the country.  Anything on the infield is either an out or a very close play.

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
Not really

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I would say that my career highlight/highlights are not being picked up by teams.  That gives me a chip on my shoulder and gives me the extra motivation needed when I play on the conference.  Every time I come to the plate, I try to make them pay for not picking me up.  

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
There are many that I can say about my career or lack of career (Purcell) lol.  But I really give a lot of credit to the late Mike Turney.  He was the only person that took a chance on me when I was coming up.  Back then I was way worse than I was now, so I was a handful and he was the one that could get me to give everything.  I miss you bro!

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
This is some advice that I should have taken when I was coming up.  Stay humble! My mother always said, that you shouldn't have to tell people how good you are, they should be able to see it.  Fell on deaf ears for a long time. 

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
pinky overlap. 27 Oz.

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
BP and occasionally gym 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
I am a Chicago Cubs fan. My favorite sport is football outside of softball

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
I'm weird,  I don't like stepping on people shadows if I can help it.  And never step on the foul lines.  

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Legend 

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Honestly I enjoy it just the way it is.  

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
I like playing in the Boones.  All you can hit and some good competition always shows up.  Never won it, but have came real close.

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Best softball complex is Viera. I just hate it now, because none of my teams have done good when we play there. lol

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Me, Mike Williams, Corey Gilbert, Wes Taylor, and Charles love us some Cracker Barrel.  We have eaten at every Cracker Barrel on the conference.

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Well I was playing OF at the Dual. Brambilla hit a high fly ball.  I was camp under it, but it seemed to be spinning.  and I ended up dropping it.  Everyone was laughing until Tristan Medcalf looked way worse than me when he went out there.  lol.. Sponsor got mad because we were laughing too much.  Love ya Joey..lmao

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
That even though I'm an a##hole on the field.  I am actually a pretty good dude.  lol

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
the best related gift that I have received is becoming a Demarini Factory Hitter. Ike Rivers and Mike Cornell gave me the opportunity to represent a great brand with a really good product.
 

 



 

 

 

20 responses to “2019 Free Agent Tre’ Campbell”

  1. Chad/Slattery says:

    Straight BALLER!!! This guy could help any team! Good Luck buddy!!

  2. Nelly84 says:

    I know you did not say OF cuz. Remember the Smokey’s last year when we were playing Red’s? haha. Good Luck teammate!!

  3. Tre,

    This is a great article on you and well deserved, thanks for the shout out on Albert Kemp (AK). You are probably one of the only players in Armed Forces History to win a GOLD MEDAL with both the Marine Corp and US Army.

  4. Best teammate a guy could have. Plays hard every play..
    Love ya Bro

  5. BigFrank17 says:

    Game changer and a great teammate backs up everything with his stick…

  6. Mike Mallory says:

    Great dude who has been like a big brother to me for years.

  7. Wiggs says:

    One of the best teammates I have ever had….great addition to any team. Good luck bro

  8. Steve Dean says:

    One of the best out there would be a great addition to any Team.

  9. Clack24 says:

    Big homie Tre….how dare you compare yourself to me?! Lol You’re way better than me dawg. But I can also say that you’re a great teammate and all around good dude. You’ll be a great addition to any team on the Conference.

  10. Midgett says:

    Straight Killer…… YOU WANT HIM ON YOUR SIDE!!!!! BELIEVE THAT

  11. Donta #13 says:

    Geat Guy that can flat out smash a softball. Tre, is very competitive guy and doesn’t care who his team is competing against because he is going to give 100 percent effort every time. Tre will be a great asset on any team in the Conference. Good luck this year bro.

  12. Biggdogg25 says:

    Fierce competitor, great player. Good luck to you my friend, keep putting in the work and great things will happen for you really soon.

    • Wolf#13 says:

      Real good dude and plays hard,but most of all he’s competes! Good luck Derrty! We had some great battles against each other as well as with each other!

  13. brandon dunn says:

    Great guy Tre’ is a true leader on the field

  14. NELLY84 says:

    Congrats Tre’ on your new team! Do your thing big buddy!!

  15. great job tre,
    dude is a blast to play with, will give you 110% even if hurt.
    good luck this year bro.

  16. Ryan Carr says:

    all out baller…. great guy and seen him hit one of the furthest balls ever hit at any Snowball tourney in Jacksonville NC a couple years back… fields are 310 and then trees before the parking lot.. ball cleared the row of trees and landed in parking lot, every bit of 450

  17. Everett Williams says:

    a natural leader and goes hard at all times!!! my Dawg!!! always has his team back!

  18. Brooke Snell says:

    Funny he said about him being an “ahole on the field and a pretty good guy” I tell people that all the time! He just has extreme passion for sport. He puts his heart into everything he does! Great player, great guy, great friend, and great father!

  19. Jeff Potts says:

    Thank you for your service Mr. Campbell. Best of luck this upcoming season

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