Enos belts first ever home run

Cassie Enos fouls one off.
Cassie Enos fouls one off.

REED CITY — Reed City’s Cassie Enos demonstrated some home run power last week and it could demonstrate how powerful the Coyote hitting attack will be this season.

Against Newaygo on Wednesday in the Central State Activities Association, Enos smacked a home run in her first at bat, on the first pitch. It was a two-run home run and marked her first ever homer at any level.

Enos smiled while admitting she didn’t ever anticipate hitting a home run.

“I hit it and it didn’t feel like it was going very far,” she said. “I took off because I didn’t even think it’d make the outfield. I rounded first base, looked up and it was gone (over the left field fence). It was a fast pitch, just a little bit inside.”

Enos is a sophomore in her first varsity season.

“It’s a lot more competitive,” she said of varsity softball.

The Coyotes got off to a 4-0 start after the sweep against Newaygo. But they lost a pair to Kalkaska on Thursday and are 4-2

“Even though the weather’s been bad outside, we’ve all been inside working, and everybody is doing their part,” Enos said.

She’s an outfielder defensively and considers her glove and throwing arm to be strengths.

“I want to get better at hitting,” Enos said. “Even though I hit a home run, there’s still things I need to work on. I still pull my head. I need to work on that.”

Reed City is home with Cadillac on Monday, weather permitting. A home game is set for April 20 with Lake City.

“We have a good mix of everything,” Enos said of her team’s strengths.