Coyote baseball players earn all-conference honors
REED CITY — Hunter Morrison, Jeffery Phenix and Cody Kailing were three Reed City players named recently to the first team of the Central State Activities Association Gold Division all-conference squad.
Morrison, a senior, has also received all-district and all-regional honors.
He batted .402 with an on-base percentage of .519 and slugging percentage of .579.
He had a 10-3 pitching record and 139 strikeouts in 78.1 innings.
“Hunter, a four-year starter, was the leader on the mound and at the plate for us this year,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer. “He was an all-around ballplayer for us and because of him we have had the recent success we have had. He set a school record for strikeouts in a season and in a career. He was a part of two district championships and one CSAA Gold Championship and is heading to Aquinas College to play baseball next year.”
Phenix a senior catcher, infielder and pitcher, also earned all-conference honors. He batted .350 with a .449 on base percentage and .620 slugging percenttage. He hit six homers and had 37 RBIs. He had a 3.50 ERA as a pitcher.
“Jeffery, a four-year starter, was the backstop for Reed City during his career and led the team in (batting average) his junior season and then in home runs this year with six,” Shaffer said. “He is very sound defensively and had a .980 fielding percentage. He was a part of two district championships and one CSAA Gold championship and is headed to Delta College next season to play baseball.”
Kailing was a junior first baseman, center fielder and pitcher and also earned all-district honors. He batted .385 with an on-base percentage of .486 and slugging percentage of .484. He had a 1.355 ERA as a pitcher.
“Cody completed his second full season on varsity and turned into the leader on the defensive side of the ball while sporting a .990 fielding percentage,” Shaffer said. “He has lots of speed and hit with some power this year.”
Simon Moreno made honorable mention honors for Reed City.