Kichak gearing up for baseball postseason

REED CITY — Dylan Kichak has gotten off to an impressive start for the Reed City baseball team and is hoping to take that momentum with him into the playoffs.

Kichak, a senior, usually plays third base and had been trying to help his team hit consistent through April, which featured mainly cold weather.

“We’re still going to hit the ball no matter what weather it is,” he said.

He’s in his second season of varsity baseball and Kichak figures he has shown plenty of improvement.

“I’ve improved a lot (at hitting),” he said. “I’m making contact more often.”

He also played third base last season.

“It comes faster at me,” he said, adding that his defensive abilities have been getting the job done.

“We’re playing well,” he said. “We have room for improvement. We can’t leave runners on base.”

The left-on-base problem hurt the Coyotes in a 4-3 loss to Central Montcalm recently in the first game of a doubleheader. Kichak and his teammates tagged the ball better in the nightcap to enjoy a 11-1 victory that ended in six innings.

In the fall, Kichak was a goalkeeper for the soccer team. Now, it’s all baseball for the Coyote senior.

“We want to win conference and prepare for districts,” he said. “We need to finish games.”