Barker enjoys strong season for Coyotes

NEW COYOTE: Kiera Barker had a sparkling season for Reed City.
NEW COYOTE: Kiera Barker had a sparkling season for Reed City.

REED CITY — Kiera Barker's first varsity season with Reed City's softball team has been an impressive one.

Barker played varsity volleyball and basketball for the Reed City programs in the fall and winter after transferring from Baldwin. She entered the softball program as a varsity player.

She was a catcher at Baldwin but has seen action at various positions for the Coyotes.

Barker has had her fair share of hits this season. When she entered the season, she realized she had to make some adjustments.

"Once I get everything down, I think I'll be a good hitter," she said coming into the season.

Technique would be the key to having success, she added. Barker spent some time during break coming into the season.

"We make a lot of progress and are coming together as a team," she said.

As an outfielder, Barker was hoping to use her speed to cover a lot of ground and utilize her arm to have success in keeping runners honest. Barker and the Coyotes were able to improve during the season and get better. They won the district title at Mason County Central.

The season ended at 21-19 with a 16-4 loss to Kent City in the regional semifinal.

Another Coyote who had a postseason was sophomore catcher Kamryn Myers.

Myers is a sophomore, who plays catcher, and bats second with a .424 batting average. She has a .587 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, .892 fielding percentage, 12 doubles, 5 triples, 16 stolen bases and 24 RBIs.

"Kamryn set a new school record as a catcher this year throwing out 16 base runners attempting to steal," Reed City coach Roger Steig said.