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2020 Free Agent outfielder Zack Smith




Zack Smith

USSSA Playing History

Interview conducted on 9/27/2019

Who are you playing with in 2020, and who have you played with in the past?
2020 Free Agent –

MPT in 2019
Tailgaters 2018
TruSports 2017/2018

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Anywhere in the outfield or 2nd base

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
I'm going to have to go with Brian Zirkle

Why do you like the game of softball?
The competitiveness and all the people you meet

What is your height and weight?
6ft 210lbs

Where do you call home?
York, PA

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Dirt bike riding

What do you do for a living?
Technician for a security company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
High school and college football

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Friend invited me to league in high school and just went from there. Had a buddy that played upper and got me on his team last year when they needed an outfielder

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Defense and pitching

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Jordan (Marieo) Foster when I first started playing he took me under his wing and taught me a lot about this game

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Work hard, and your chance will come. Play in big tournaments where upper teams are playing and get your name out there

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

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

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
The smoky for sure. The atmosphere is phenomenal

Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
Chick fil a

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