REED CITY — Trevor Thiel remembers hitting his first high school home run last season with the Reed City Coyotes as a junior.

He wouldn’t mind a few more happy memories as a senior.

This will be Thiel’s second full varsity season. His home run came at home. He expressed contentment with how he hit last year, which was around mid .300s.

“You have to relax,” he said.

Thiel figures on playing shortstop again this season.

“I’m able to read the ball off the hop,” he said.

Thiel has played shortstop almost his whole life.

“That’s pretty much where the action is,” he said. “I have to work on (cutting down on) errors a little bit.”

During the offseason, Thiel enjoyed a chance to hunt and fish. He enjoys deer and turkey hunting and shot a buck locally on his grandparents’ property. Muskegon River is a favorite fishing spot.

Reed City opened the season on Monday with a doubleheader split. The Coyotes are at Manton April 15.

“We’ll be better than last year,” Thiel said. 

He’s hoping the team can be strong enough in the postseason to challenge for a district title.