Huss, Steig looking to keep RC on the winning trail

REED CITY — The Reed City softball team ended last week with a four-game winning streak and two players such as Heather Huss and Taylor Steig are confident the good times will continue.

“We’ve moved some people around and it’s been working really well,” Steig said.

Huss is a junior in her first varsity season. She was playing right field and is now at second.

“There’s a lot more action at second,” she said. “I’m pretty much getting all of them, getting outs.”

She said she was 5-for-7 vs. Mason County Central and scored five times.

Huss considers herself a bunter.

“They’re a lot more accurate,” she said of varsity pitchers. “We were playing great, then slacked off for a couple of games but came back the last couple of nights. We have to keep each other heads up.

“We want to beat everyone.”

Steig, whose sister Amanda, is also a pitcher and catcher for the team, is a sophomore. She’s been a catcher and first baseman. Last year as a freshman on the varsity, she played left field.

“I like it a lot, I think I’ve been doing pretty well,” she said of playing infield. “I think the easier (position) for me is first base, but I like to catch better. I have a good mitt. I used to not have a very good arm but it’s getting a lot better.”

Steig has been happy with her improvement at the plate.

“I’ve been hitting very well,” she said. “I’m being more selective and I have fine-tuned my swing.”

Reed City enters this week 12-3. After an 8-0 start, the Coyotes lost one game to Pine River and a doubleheader to Morley Stanwood.

“Right now, we’re doing really well for ourselves,” Steig said, adding that the three losses in a row “show us we have to work a lot harder in practices.”

Before the season concludes, “we hope to go all the way until the end,” Steig added.