Rasor puts finishing touches on summer baseball work

REED CITY — Many Reed City athletes have been involved in many sports during the summer, including Derrick Rasor.

The Coyote senior recently played in a four-team baseball tournament at Evart and impressed his coach, Jess Rolston.

“Derrick probably made the play of the night in center field before he came in to be catcher,” Rolston said.

Rasor also is in football and wrestling, and both sports will be active with July workouts.

Rasor saw action as a junior center fielder this spring for the Coyote baseball team, which showed vast improvement.

“It was pretty good,” he said. “I’ve been playing varsity. I only had two errors the first three-quarters of the season. I had four errors total.”

Centerfield is Rasor’s best spot, although he’s displayed he can play at a lot of positions.

Hitting has been a focus for Rasor.

“I’ve been in a slump,” he said, adding he’s focused on trying to improve his batting average.

The Coyotes hope to be a factor in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division baseball race next spring.

Reed City’s summer football workouts continue. Football practices officially start Aug. 8.

“We should be pretty good next season,” Rasor said. “We’re only losing three seniors. It will be a good year.”