Coyote junior shortstop reflects on strong season

REED CITY — The softball season has ended for the Reed City Coyotes but it was one of special memories for players like junior Skiler Brigham.

Brigham played left field as a freshman and played center and first base as a sophomore. This season, she played shortstop.

“I love it,” Brigham said. “I feel like I can cover a lot of ground. I feel like I’m doing pretty good, It’s a lot better than I thought I was going to do.”

Brigham was basically satisfied with her glovework and her throwing abilities.

Offensively, Brigham was able to be a key contributor for the Coyotes.

“The coach switched me to being a slapper and I bunt a lot,” Brigham said. “He said my batting average went from the 200s to 400s.”

Brigham was batting both left and right-handed. She said for bunting, the right side is her best.

Reed City lost in the district semifinals to Pine River 10-9. A highlight during the regular season was a 3-2 win over Chippewa Hills, the eventual Central State Activities Association champion.

“It was a great game,” Brigham said. “It was our best game. We were all intense that game and we all wanted it. It was great. Everybody has to be cheering. Everybody has to be up on top. Everybody has to want it.”

Brigham and the Coyotes will soon be starting their summer program in the middle of the month with games at Bristol ball diamonds every Wednesday.