Reed City softball players earn All-CSAA accolades

REED CITY After another long season of competition in the Central State Activities Association (CSAA), the league’s coaches have voiced their opinions on who were the best softball players in the CSAA in 2014 with the release of the CSAA’s all-league team.

The Reed City Coyotes finished sixth in the CSAA this season and had one player elected to each All-CSAA team, with Taylor Steig making the first team, Lindsey Greer landing on the second team and Skiler Brigham earning a honorable mention nod.

“Our conference is really tough from top to bottom,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “I thought the picks we had were fair for us for the season we had.”

Roger Steig said he was very proud of Taylor Steig’s first-team selection not only for the fact that she’s his daughter, but for the fact that at this time last year, she thought she might not even been able to play softball for the Coyotes again after going through two major hip surgeries last year.

“Taylor was a first-team as a sophomore but she had those two major hip surgeries last year and we didn’t know if she was even going to be able to play this year,” he said. “She was pretty determined to come back and for her to come back and do the job she did for us at first base this season, it’s unbelievable.”

Roger Steig also highlighted the strides Greer and Brigham made this season, especially on the defensive end.

“Lindsey was our catcher and she was very solid for us defensively,” he said. “The last half of the season, she really picked it up offensively. Skiler is one of the most athletic players in the area and we had to move her from centerfield to shortstop to fill that spot. She’s so athletic and there weren’t many hits that came her way that got past her. Offensively, she started out slow, but she got much better down the stretch.”