Thursday September 20th, 2018

2018 Free Agent infielder William Donavan Bradley




William Donavan Bradley

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 10/22/2017

Who are you playing with in 2018?
Free agent –

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Can play SS/Bucket but most comfortable at 2nd 

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Steve Whaley is fun to watch because of his fundementals on offense and defense! Also Everett Williams and Reno are a good combo to watch 

Why do you like the game of softball?
It's gives you the chance to travel and play against some of best comp, just another hobby to try and be the best at, also all the new faces and places 

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Nick Dotson is one he's 19 and hits it down and hard and can also get up and get out on command 

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?

What is your height and weight?
5FT9in currently Down to 215 would like to start the season at 200 

Where do you call home?
Broken Arrow, Okla 

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my son and family 

What do you do for a living?
I'm a service advisor 

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Play at a Caney Valley small town school then got a scholarship to Northern Oklahoma College a juco played my two years and came home and stayed my family 

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A Highschool buddy got out in league, then I just went up with local teams then got my shot with FBI last year

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The biggest learning curve was the time off work to fly out and travel, then realizing everyone at that level is there for a reason and you can let the mental side of the game get the best of you 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
First time facing mooch hit one threw the box, just had the mindset to hit down and hard and that just happened to be where it went

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Dan Holcomb has always been there for weather it be softball or personal, I've left and came back to play for him but he's always been just a phone call away 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
I'm young myself, but like I tell anyone with anything it's all about how bad you want it 

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
this off season I'm working on my feet work getting quicker to become faster lateral!

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

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Knuckles and high five from my son and plate tap 

What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Welcome back by Mase

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I like the way it is 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Snowball in Denison Texas all you can eat with blue sharks in 30 degree weather 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
BLD in Mansfield or Lafayette Louisiana atmosphere was amazing and the turf was nice 

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
In and out of BWW 

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
I love to cook in my spare time 

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
My son made me a custom softball for father day!



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