Reed City softball players receive additional honors


REED CITY —  Lindsey Greer and Taylor Steig of the Reed City softball team have received all-region and all-district honors, it was recently announced.

Brittany Cassidy, Julianne Griffin and Olivia Larson, also of Reed City, have picked up all-district accolades.

Steig, a senior, batted .449 with 31 RBI, 23 runs scored, one double and one triple. She had a .974 fielding average.

Greer, a junior, batted .413 with 14 RBIs, 36 runs scored, seven doubles and three triples.

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.

Coach Roger Steig said he was very proud of Taylor Steig’s season, 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 be able to play softball for the Coyotes again after going through two major hip surgeries.

“Taylor was a first-team (all CSAA) as a sophomore but shehad those two major hip surgeries last year and we didn’t know if she was even going to be able to play this year,” Roger 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 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.

Cassidy, a senior designated player, batted .242 while totaling seven runs scored and 17 RBIs.

Lawson, a sophomore outfielder, batted .394 and had two doubles, 15 runs scored and 20 RBIs. She also shared pitching duties with Griffin.

Griffin a sophomore pitcher, batted .168 but focused on pitching as RC’s No. 1 hurdler. She had a 14-13 record with 4.55 ERA. She walked 49 batters and fanned 142.

“She was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player,” Steig said. “Olivia Lawson was voted the Most Improved Player.”

Reed City will open its summer league action at Bristol this Wednesday and will be playing games every Wednesday and until July 15 and 16 with a final practice on July 13.

“We also got the all-district sportsmanship award,” Steig said. “Each year, they give it to one team. We got that honor this year.