Reed City freshman eyes strong softball future

Kaylin Goodman



REED CITY – It was a building season for Reed City’s softball team this season, but players like Kaylin Goodman are getting ready for the future.

Goodman is a freshman who led Reed City in various statistical categories during the spring.

It was her first year of varsity softball but she has played since she was 8.

“It’s been going pretty good,” she said of her freshman season, adding the biggest challenge in going to varsity was the up-tempo nature of the game.

Goodman has been at shortstop for many years.

“I like the action over there,” she said. “Sometimes there’s mistakes. But I’ve done a lot better.”

Goodman took confidence in her hitting.

“You have to be smart at the plate and get your timing down,” she said.

A triple may have been the highlight of the season for Goodman.

The Coyotes only had three wins but kept getting better as the season progressed, Goodman said.

When the season ended, Goodman was among the Coyotes playing for the Reed City Rage in the Local Area Teams (LAT) league.

“We’ll be working on everything,” Goodman said.

Softball is her lone high school sport.

“I’ve always played it and it’s always been fun for me,” she said.

Reed City will host a twinbill every Wednesday for the next five weeks excluding the Fourth of July week in the LAT League.