REED CITY — Adeline Wirick is working this summer with the Reed City Rage to improve her skills for her junior softball season in 2019 with the Reed City Coyotes.

Wirick played her sophomore season with the Coyotes, who won 24 games and took their second straight district title. She was an infielder.

The Rage are playing every Wednesday and Wirick is working on her hitting.

“The key is your stance and the swing of your hips,” she said.

Wirick expects to have a strong hitting season in 2019. She looks at shortstop as being her strongest position.

“I can run up to the ball and throw it to first pretty good,” she said.

All-Star game

REED CITY — Reed City coach Roger Steig and graduated senior Jordyn Storch have been selected to play in the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Division All-Star game at Central Michigan University on Wednesday morning, July 18.

It will be West vs. East.

Steig coached the Coyotes to their second straight softball district title in the spring. Storch was an all-stater and nominee for Miss Softball.

“It’s chosen by fellow coaches and Jordyn, same thing,” Steig said.

His daughter, Amanda Steig, played in the game in a previous year.

Roger Steig is one of the West all-star coaches.

The Coyotes graduated a lot of seniors and Wirick will be among those returnees expected to fill in the gaps for 2019.

“What it looks like is the kids who will move up are looking good,” she said. “(Playing summer ball) keeps you in the motion.”