Reed City infielder set for senior season

REED CITY — Cameron Austin has one season left of Reed City baseball and is looking at it to be a very productive one.

Austin recently completed his junior season with the Coyotes. He’s played varsity baseball three seasons. He played as a freshman, but was in another state. It was his second year at Reed City.

The 2016 season for Austin was a better one.

“Last year, I split time in between both,” he said. “This year, I think our team was better. If your team is better, then you should perform better.”

Austin had a strong hitting season around .372, including six doubles.

“I’d like to get it higher,” he said. “I’m more of a singles kind of guy. If it goes far it goes far.”

Austin played the corners, first and third base.

“I think (his best position) is first, but I mainly play third,” Austin said. “I feel like I’m pretty good at first base.” 

He’s been focusing on improving his throw from third base.

“I have to follow through more,” Austin said.

He’s also playing football and will have a busy summer

“When I’m not doing summer ball, I will be working out for football,” he said.

Reed City finished seventh in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division but still enjoyed a solid season of improvement.

“I feel like we’re better than last year,” he said. “We’re hitting the ball a lot better this year.”