Saturday January 25th, 2020

2019 Free Agent Zane Trammell




Zane Trammell

USSSA Playing History


2019 Interview

Who are you playing with in 2019, and who have you played with in the past?
2019 Free Agent currently looking for a team to finish 2019.  

What positions do you play and what is your best position?
OF with the corners being my best. 

Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
Every player at this level provides something great to help a team win. 

Why do you like the game of softball?
Still have the competitive itch and this level provides the chance to compete at the highest level. 

Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
Ryan Honeycutt from New Mexico is a power lefty and corner outfielder that will help any team that gives him a shot. 

What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Anything that refers to lightning for obvious reasons. 

What is your height and weight?
6’5 225

Where do you call home?

What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
On the golf course and then ending in grilling at the pool

What do you do for a living?
Insurance Claims

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

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
Played with ASP out of Texas for years and we progressively worked our way into the conference and worked up each level. 

What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
You can not take a game off or slack off on the preparation it takes to compete at this level. The speed of the game and the respect at this level is second to none. 

Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I don’t think any two peoples game are comparable and you try and provide your own play to the game. 

What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
I tend to be known as “One of the Brothers struck by lightning”

In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
Bobby O’Neal from B&B Drywall. Set me down after a tourney and shared his knowledge and approach to the game. 

What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Play the game with respect and the right to everything involved because you never know what team or coach is watching you.

What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Overlap and 26oz

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Heal any nagging injuries and work on squaring the ball up more. 

What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Have to write my friends number in the dirt that passed away too young. 

What would be your "at bat" music selection?

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Players as a whole backing off of umpires on disagreements. 

What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
Snowball in Texas. Three days of homeruns, food, and beverages. 

What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
Cincinnati has the best atmosphere to play in. 

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

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
Anything Jon Kilburn does and says after he bats. He has to many one liners to type out.

What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
State wide Chili’s MVP Dodgeball Trophy

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.