Evart baseball players working to get better

EVART — Layne Nadig and the Evart baseball team is hoping to get in as much work as possible during the summer season.

The Wildcats were on the road last Wednesday and lost 4-2 and 16-15 to Reed City. They are scheduled to be at home against Grant Thursday and at Pine River on Sunday.

Karsten Allen saw mound duty for the Wildcats and also had a bases-clearing double in the second game. Josh Dorn, Nadig, Carter Pritchard and Ty Sochocki also had some key contributions for Evart.

“I thought we looked OK,” Paul Higgins, who was Evart’s junior varsity coach last spring, said. “Right now it’s mostly JV guys and incoming high school boys. We want to get them playing. That’s the big thing.”

Nadig, who completed his second varsity year last spring, will be a junior next season. He played second base and is looking to work on his consistency.

“It went all right,” Nadig said of his sophomore season. He added that he improved in his fielding.

Nadig indicated he wanted to hit the ball better, calling his 2015 performance “average.”

He’s looking to improve his hitting during the summer.

“Being patient,” will be critical, he added.

The Wildcats struggled for wins during 2015 but Nadig is optimistic while looking ahead.

“I think it’s looking pretty good,” he said. “We didn’t lose that many seniors.”

Nadig is also keeping busy this summer working on football and basketball.

“It’s very important,” he said of summer sports. “It helps you to improve.”