Reed City outfielder marvels at her team's dramatic improvement

Hannah Stellini accomplished plenty as a sophomore

Hannah Stellini



Pioneer photo/John Raffel

"Hannah has good speed in the outfield and can throw a strike from the outfield fence to home plate." -- Roger Steig

REED CITY – Reed City was among the most improved softball teams in the state last season and the presence of Hannah Stellini was among the reasons why.

A sophomore, Stellini played last season on a team that struggled by starting out 0-24.

“We had our struggles but pushed through it but came back better because we worked harder than we ever have before,” Stellini said. “It was a lot of extra practice and putting in the extra work.”

Stellini was a rock in center field for the Coyotes.

“Mainly I have a good arm,” she said, adding at the plate, “I’ve been doing pretty good. I rarely strike out, maybe once in awhile. The key is keeping your eye on the ball.”

Stellini’s most memorable hit was a two-run double to win a game during the regular season.

As the season progresses, fielding was a key aspect to focus on as far as Stellini was concerned.

"Hannah Stellini played left field and batted seventh," coach Roger Steig said. "Hannah has good speed in the outfield and can throw a strike from the outfield fence to home plate. In the batters box, her biggest asset was the faster the ball came, the better she liked it. Occasionally when we would run into a pitcher with outstanding speed we would move her to leadoff hitter. She had a .330 batting average with 33 RBIs and a .855 fielding percentage.

Stellini also plays volleyball and basketball.

‘I favor softball,” she said. “There’s so many favorite parts to it I love. There’s so many things we can do and there’s a lot of opportunities out there.”


Favorite athlete: Haley Cruse

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite subject in school: Math

Favorite activity outside of sports: Paint

Favorite movie: Avatar

Favorite rock star: Morgan Wallen