Evart senior ready for three-sport season

EVART — Layne Nadig is getting ready for another three-sport season and he made impressive strides in baseball during the summer.

Coach Josh Johnson ended his summer baseball team’s season after an 11-9 loss to Pine River last week.

Nadig was among Evart’s top players during a season when the Wildcats were tied for second in the Highland Conference.

Nadig will be a senior for the 2016-17 sports season.

For the baseball team, Nadig was a pitcher, second baseman and shortstop. 

“We had good practice commitment,” Nadig said. “I thought I did pretty good at fielding and pitching. I had pretty good accuracy and a pretty good curve ball.”

Nadig is focusing on football this fall and then it will be basketball. But he can’t help think of what Evart baseball might be like next spring. One goal, Nadig acknowledges, will be to have a long postseason.

Summer baseball, Nadig said, “is very important to stay in the rhythm of things and check out some younger players.”

This will be a busy month in football for Nadig and his teammates. He’s a wide receiver and defensive back.

“I think we’ll be experienced,” he said.

Practices start on Aug. 8.