Reed City pitcher confident on having successful season

Guy will be team's No. 1 hurler

Isabell Guy



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REED CITY – Pitching will be the name of the game for Isabell Guy this season at Reed City.

It’s her sophomore season. As a freshman, “it was a fun season but we struggled,” Guy said.

She practiced extensively during the offseason in the gym to get ready for this spring. She plays first base when she’s not pitching.

The Coyotes will rely heavily on Guy’s pitching. Her strength will be her fastball.

Guy stepped into the pitching role last season.

“They asked me to do it and I stepped in,” Guy said.

She spent a lot of time on her pitching during the offseason and figures on being vastly improved.

“I’ve improved a lot in throwing strikes and being faster,” Guy said.

The Coyotes are working with some other girls to take care of pitching duties, but Guy is the main one right now.

On her hitting last “I got better through the middle of the season,” she said. “The key is keeping your eye on the ball. I just want to make contact.”

The Coyotes are looking for the weather to cooperate and to be able to open the season on Tuesday at home against Clare. They will play at Manistee Thursday.

Softball is Guy’s main sport and coach Roger Steig will rely in on her heavily.

“She has put a tremendous amount of energy into the offseason,” Steig said. “She will be our most key player and her success will play a large role in the team’s success.”