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Real name:
Fred Scerra

Location:
Marlboro, MA

Division:
Men's 80

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Dec. 12, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: non-senior bat question

IMO the Miken Freak52. We have had very good performance from the bat. I bought the first one and everyone that has tried it has bought one. I think we have about 12 in our league and they all love it.

The only problem I have found with it is that it has a thin handle like the Easton's and I wish it had a slight more end load but I think that is the Max ASA allows.
Dec. 9, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Miken Gloves

I got one this year and I am happy with it.
Dec. 8, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 80 or 75AA team for 2015

Still looking.
Dec. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

Tim: FYI I play in the 75/80 divisions in tournaments in league play (3 times a week) I pitch against players 55+ and I can hold my own against them.
Dec. 3, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

It is because I pride myself on my control to be able to hit the smaller mat and hit the edges and I can hit even at 81 with good success.

Maybe you need the bigger plate to throw strikes I don't.

There are pitchers and there are throwers. The throwers need the bigger mat.
Dec. 3, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Home plate Mat size change?

242x36 You have to be kidding. LOL

After pitching a lot of SPA this year I would prefer to go back to the 17" mat.
Nov. 17, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

You can forget all the others with Rule #3. That one is the biggest culprit in time wasted. You eliminate those items and you can play a game in an hour or less.
Nov. 5, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

Nice to know about the mask.

I am one of the odd ones. I don't use Senior bats. Tried one a few years ago and all I did was hit into some nice looking long outs. During my 2nd tournament that year I went back to my MUT98 and started hitting my singles/doubles and let the big boys knock me in.

I use my PST98, EST XGold and a Hammer during the winter months.
Nov. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 80 or 75AA team for 2015

I am looking for a tournament team for 2015 either an 80 or 75AA team. Team I played for this year as decided to go as a 70 team as a result because of the territorial rule I can't play for them. I am from Ma and they are based in Va. I can pitch, catch or any position on the right side. Good singles hitter.

If interested you can contact me at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net
Nov. 3, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Equipment

I don't thing the cold is going to hurt bats or face masks. I keep mine in the back of my pickup all winger (Ma.) as I hit outdoors all winter for exercise.

I do keep my Glove indoors as the cold would make the leather stiff.
Nov. 1, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

Chip: I have tried that. It just doesn't feel right. Your right about the weight and balance. The one thing I don't like about the Freak52 is the lighter end load than my PST. I wish it had more of an endload but I guess it is at the max allowed by ASA.
Nov. 1, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

It has been my opinion over the years that it is mainly what the batter is comfortable with and that the top line bats are fairly equal. You find a brand your comfortable with and you stay with it. For example I have always been a Worth person because of the thicker handle. Easton's are good bats but I have trouble with them because of the thin handle so I will hit better with a Worth than an Easton. Same with the Freak52. It is a good bat but because of the thin handle I don't as comfortable swinging that as I do my PST as a result I hit better with my PST.
Oct. 17, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playin in Cuba?

Our league here in Ma has been playing a home and home series with some Cuban teams for last 5 or 5 yrs. They come up in Aug and we go down there in November.

In fact the Cape Code Classic let them play in their tournament in Sep.
Oct. 14, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 75 Team going to Myrtle Beach

Looking for a team that could use a backup pitcher and good singles hitter for Myrtle Beach Va on Oct 21-23.

Va 75 team team I played with all year has decided to go as a 70 team which means I can't play with them as I am from Ma.

You can contact me at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.
Oct. 5, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 pitch count

Hate it with passion both as a hitter and pitcher. More time is wasted in between innings than you would ever save with a one and one count.
Oct. 4, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 70's Player for Mesquite Tournament - Oct 10-11

I may be wrong but I think in 2015 you have to be 75 to play on a 75 team.
Sept. 30, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Thin wall bats for .52/300 ball

I find that my PST loves those 52's but for overall distance my Freak52 is slightly better than my PST's. I think that if I could find a PST with the same balance point of my Freak52, the PST would outhit it.

The Demarini Raw/White steel also does a nice job on the 52's

Also the new bats supposedly won't last too long hitting the 44's
Sept. 29, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Why do you swing an End loaded bat?

I really don't use a senior bat. Strange as it may sound, I hit to far with them and just hit long pretty outs. At 81 I don't have the power to put it over the heads of the fielders who play deep because of the Senior Bats and have never been able to place the ball in the gaps. A few years ago I tried a Senior bat and first two games of tournament I hit the ball long but they were just outs so I went back to my Mut98 and starting to hitting my singles again and let the big boys knock me in. By not using a Senior bat it gives me a little advantage as the outfielders are playing so deep because of the Senior Bats that it gives me a lot of space to just drop line drives in front of them for singles.
Sept. 29, 2014
Fred S
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New 52/275 balls

Any of the new ASA/Utrip bats (Triad3, Freak52 etc.) which are made for the 52's Also a Raw/White Steel, PST (if you can find one).

I use the Freak52 and my PST and both really do a good job with the 52's.
Sept. 28, 2014
Fred S
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or extra fielder?

I would always take the extra fielder. A good rover with a strong arm will save you more than the 5 runs IMO.
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