Nadig enjoys solid baseball season

Layne Nadig
Layne Nadig

EVART — Layne Nadig's baseball season for Evart ended earlier this month in a district title game loss.

Nadig has been a three-sport athlete with football, basketball and baseball. He came into this season pointing to his junior year as the best baseball season so far. The Wildcats were 21-9.

"I played pretty well," he said. "I played some solid defense."

Nadig has pitched and also has played shortstop and second base.

"I have pretty decent range," he said of his defensive positions. "We were able to turn two quite a bit (for double plays) last year."

Shortstop, compared to second base, is a more challenging position, Nadig indicated.

Nadig was comfortable with his pitching in recent years and has had a strong season this spring.

"At McBain, I threw a one-hitter," he recalled of the 2016 season. "I was throwing strikes and my curveball was working quite well that day."

Nadig entered this season looking for improvement, especially in consistency. He's batted in .300s in the past and was a steady hitter this season. Being patient would be the key at each at-bat, he said.

The Wildcats were 13-20 this season. They were 1-1 at districts.

"We have to always stick with the fundamentals," Nadig said.