Price is right for Coyote freshman as varsity pitcher
REED CITY — Reed City’s softball program is asking for plenty from its two of its freshmen pitchers but they don’t seem to mind so far.
Jules Griffin and Hanna Price, both freshmen, have been displaying their pitching skills in the early part of the season for the Coyotes. Price admitted that one of her best games was Friday at home in an 8-4 win over Lakeview in the second game of a doubleheader.
“Mentally, I had to be strong,” said Price, who during the offseason, tried to play as much softball as possible to get ready for her first high school season.
“It’s nice to play with the girls,” she said. “I’m having a lot of fun.”
A young Coyote team is having its ups and down as was demonstrated in Friday’s doubleheader split with Lakeview, which won the first game 14-2 before the Coyotes came back to win the second game 8-4.
“The first game we struggled, but then we got it together to win the second game,” Price said.
She continues to work on her pitching, Price indicated.
“My changeup needs working more,” she said. “My screwball is being worked on.”
The Coyotes need to pick up their offense, Price said, pointing to herself.
“I could do better,” she said. “I need to be more aggressive.”
Price is doing double duty this spring. She’s also a hurdler on the track squad.