Coyote senior stays busy with four-event schedule

JOBES
JOBES

REED CITY — Patrick Jobes has been dabbling in various sports for the Reed City Coyotes and that makes for a busy summer.

Last week, Jobes and the Reed City baseball team started their summer schedule. Jobes is one of the few returning players from the 2014 Reed City squad.

He’ll be a senior for the 2014-15 season.

For the spring, Jobes also ran track.

“I didn’t really get a lot of time at baseball,” he said. “I got a couple practices here and there, then I have to come to the games and learn a lot about baseball, and stuff, what to do.”

Jobes played at first base and the outfield.

“I’m pretty much all over the place,” he said.

In track, Jobes ran the 400 meter dash and the 4x4 relay.

“We place in all-conference for the 4x4,” he said. “I was first leg.”

Jobes said he just started batting, and is trying to get more comfortable at the plate so he can be a key Coyote hitter during the 2015 baseball season.

“I’m trying to get my bat down and a good bat swing,” he said. “They’re having me pitching. I’m working on my pitching a little bit.”

At the plate, Jobes is focusing on his technique and eye contact with the ball.

The Coyotes are coming off an 8-25 season and won’t have many players returning for 2015.

“We have to step up and work hard,” Jobes said. “We should have a good baseball program.”

Jobes also plays football and basketball, and is involved with both sports during the summer. It’s been a busy one.

“I have to stay conditioned and make sure I don’t lose my technique in anything and keep working on everything,” he said.