Reed City infielder prepares for first varsity softball season

REED CITY — Holly Rolston will be a senior next spring for the Reed City softball team and will be making her varsity debut.

That’s why the summer is very important for Rolston and her Coyote teammates.

This was Rolston’s first high school season. She’s been in Little League in the past.

She came out this season “for something to do and I missed it,” Rolston said.

She also plays basketball for Reed City and has been involved in summer camps.

During the summer, Rolston has been participating in Reed City’s offseason softball program, which includes Sunday practices and Tuesday and Wednesday games at Bristol in the Local Area Teams (LAT) League.

“I want to become a better softball player in all areas,” she said.

Rolston has been playing first base and second base. Those could be her positions next season.

“I don’t really have a favorite (position),” he said. “I can catch the ball pretty well.”

Rolston was content with her hitting during the 2014 season. She’s hoping summer ball will get her ready for hitting.

“It will be a little faster,” she said. “There are younger girls playing summer ball with us.”

As much as time will allow, Rolston hopes to get in some more offseason hitting. But she also has a summer basketball schedule to follow.

“I’ve been able to get in everything,” she said.

Rolston is anxious to see the Coyotes perform on the softball diamond in 2015.

“I think we’ll be a pretty strong team,” he said. “Young, but strong.”