Junior Reed City infielder looking to improve during summer softball

REED CITY — Bailey Brummel will be a junior for next season’s Reed City softball team, and is using the warm weather this summer to get ready for 2016.

She played varsity as a sophomore for the Coyotes.

“It went well,” she said. “I had a lot of fun and met a bunch of new friends. I loved being on the field.”

Brummel played third and second base, plus shortstop. She figures her best position is third base.

“I just felt very confident there,” she said.

Her glove has been dependable.

“I try my best every time and try to block anyway I could and get my glove down and dirty,” Brummel said. “I think (my arm) is pretty good.”

Brummel didn’t bat too much during the spring, but is working on her batting this summer during the Local Area Teams League.

“I think I’m doing pretty good,” she said. “I like bunting a lot. Bunting is my strong suit.”

Brummel is hoping to improve on her hitting in 2016.

“I think it will be fun,” she said. “The key to being a good hitter is your timing, and relaxing and making sure you’re ready for the ball.”

Brummel will be among several Reed City players returning next season.

“Next year we’re going to be great,” she said. “I think we’re going to go further. We had a great team this year. I think this year, we’ll get new talent. We lost (some key seniors).”

Reed City plays this Wednesday  at Tri County to continue the summer season.

“I think playing in the summer helps you improve,” Brummel said. “I used to play volleyball, but I’m not this year. I’m just focusing on softball.”