Monday November 29th, 2021

2022 Free Agent Zac Tharpe




Zac Tharpe

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 11/1/2021

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

2021 Odd Sox/Wellman Construction
2020 Hoosier Elite & Downtowns Barbershop

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Pitcher, MI, SS, 2nd or utility

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Greg Connell

Why do you like the game of softball?
Helps keeps a competitive edge. It's helps keep furthering my knowledge in the game.

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

What is your height and weight?
215 pounds

Where do you call home?
Deputy, Indiana

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
With my family either catching a sports game or enjoying the outdoors.

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
3 sport athlete in high-school
After high school baseball and football

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Playing in a memorial tournament and was introduced to a sponsor who informed me I was interested wrong division and on the wrong team in 2011

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
The speed of the game and the adjustments to the mental game. Once it slowed down it all came back together.

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Keep working and always keep a level head.

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

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Hitting, fielding, staying active and working out.

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Boston Red Sox and Indiana Hoosiers

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
MOJO or the King of the hill. I love all the competition and teams the two tournaments bring to the park. Love seeing plays being made by guys who shouldn't make that play.

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

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Snipers win any and all times.

Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
Hunting and outdoor enthusiasts


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