Myers reflects on strong freshman softball season

REED CITY — Kamryn Myers is coming off a successful freshman softball season and is focusing on other sports to get ready for the 2016-17 school year.

She earned all Central State Activities Association Gold Division honorable mention and all-district honors in softball.

Myers batted leadoff with a .430 batting average, .530 on base percentage, .560 slugging percentage, six doubles, five triples and 38 stolen bases. She was a catcher and shortstop with a .898 fielding percentage. She threw out six runners attempting to steal and had three pickoffs.

“I think we did good, but we fell apart at districts,” she said referring to a 6-3 loss to Manistee in the title game. ‘I thought I had a good year. It was fun.”

The key to hitting well, Myers said, “was keeping your head down and making sure it’s a good pitch.”

Defensively, as a catcher, “I improved over the year,” Myers said, “especially in framing and throwing it down more.”

Looking at next season, Myers wants to focus on “working on blocking and being a better teammate,” she said.

Although her average was impressive this year, Myers is hoping to be effective at the plate again next season.”

The girls basketball team has had practices in recent weeks to get ready for the 2016-17 season. Myers indicated she’s taking time off from softball during the summer to focus on the other sports.