Reed City incoming freshman gains valuable softball experience during summer

COMING IN FAST: Hannah Price of Reed City delivers a pitch against Pine River. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)
COMING IN FAST: Hannah Price of Reed City delivers a pitch against Pine River. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY -- The summer softball season is over for Hanna Price. Now it’s time for her high school career to start.

Price, who will be a freshman for the 2012-13 school year, recently completed the summer season as one of the Coyotes’ pitchers. She played with the team on Tuesdays against Cadillac and Pine River in the LAT League and various schools in the Mount Pleasant Wednesday League.

Besides pitching, Price also saw action at second base and shortstop.

“I feel we improved a lot,” she said. “We’re going to be really young. It’s kind of cool to see everyone improve from a lot of girls who never played before. We are very committed. We had no problem getting a lot of girls to play. Most of them have been coming to practice every Sunday. We improved quite a bit.”

Price has seen pitching action in the past with youth teams and is hoping to pitch on the high school level next spring.

Price indicated her fastball is her best pitch right now. “I’m working on hitting my spots right now,” she said. “I still have a lot of progress to make.”

She was relatively happy with her hitting during the summer.

As for her pitching, “It’s pretty good, I think I’ve done well,” Price said.

Price is also a volleyball and basketball player. She indicated a lot of freshmen will be playing softball next year. Summer ball “was very helpful,” she said. “You get to know some of the girls and get a feel for them.”