Morrison focusing on strong summer season for Reed City

REED CITY — Hunter Morrison is getting in a lot of time on the mound this summer.

Morrison is playing with Reed City’s summer baseball team and also with the Quad City Storm 16U squad.

The Reed City team lost 9-3 to Pine River on Sunday. Last Tuesday at Evart, the Coyotes beat Manton 8-3 and tied the home team 1-1 after three innings.

“I didn’t pitch the best but I still liked how it went,” he said after the Evart game. “The defense was making plays.”

With his two teams, Morrison estimate he’s playing between four to five games a week. He’s focusing on improving all aspects of his game.

He’s also working on “executing” all of his pitches. Morrison also is focusing on how to battled opposing pitchers when he’s in the batter’s box.

Morrison was all-Central State Activities Association Gold Division honorable mention as a sophomore.

“I liked my season so much,” he said, adding he wants to focus on cutting down on walks “and having more velocity.”

For Reed City during the spring, Morrison was 5-4 with a 4.06 ERA. He batted .376.

“Hunter Morrison was our shortstop and No. 2 pitcher this year as a sophomore,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer said. “He deserves more accolades then just honorable mention, but our conference finish didn’t allow that. His arm strength along with his ability to make contact during quality at bats make him extremely valuable.

“As with Logan (Straub), I am excited to see what strides Hunter makes in the off-season. His numbers should only get better and the sky is the limit for Hunter next year.”

Morrison also plays soccer in the fall “but just to stay conditioned for baseball,” he said.