Reed City junior catcher confident team can have strong finish


REED CITY — The final weeks of the softball regular season are coming up for the Reed City Coyotes, and players like Lindsey Greer are confident of the team’s potential.

“Focus on defense” is the key for the Coyotes said Greer, a junior, who has had some key hits for her team during the season.

“I’ve been hitting pretty well so far,” she said. “Our hitting has been doing well. Our biggest problem (earlier in the season) is getting our defense started right.”

When it comes to defensive skills with the catcher’s position, “I’ve been doing pretty good,” Greer said. “I need more practice blocking.”

During spring break, several Coyote players went down to Florida for informal practice sessions.

“We’re definitely becoming more of a team,” She said. “Florida helped with that.”

The Coyotes swept Newaygo recently. Their scheduled home invitational was rained out. They were at the Tom Ryan Softball tournament in Big Rapids Saturday. A scheduled home doubleheader with Chippewa Hills set for last Friday has been rescheduled for May 23.

The Coyotes are now in the final two weeks of the regular season. Districts are May 31.

“We’re hoping to go as far as we can go,” Greer said. “Quarterfinals is what we’re shooting for. We want to make it in the quarterfinals at least.”