Reed City softball players wait for next chance

REED CITY - Hannah Kaverman was getting ready for her first varsity softball season for Reed City this spring, but will have to wait until next year to see some action for Coach Roger Steig's Coyotes.

She was able to play in various positions including pitcher.

She relies on her fastball and change up.

Kaverman saw pitching action on the junior varsity level and during offseason play.

On the varsity level, throwing it faster and having an effective change up would have been critical to have success, she indicated.

On defense, Kaverman plays a lot of center field and is comfortable in her ability to track down fly balls and get the ball back to the infield.

Reed City had a week of practice before the Coronavirus issue suspended the season on March 13 and canceled it on April 3.

"I was upset because I was definitely looking forward to it," Kaverman said

But she's hopeful of playing summer ball in the Local Area Teams League.

She said she would especially focus to improve "on my hitting, especially being at the higher level," Kaverman said. "I think it's everything, but having confidence is the main thing."

If there had been a 2020 season, the Coyotes were hopeful of being productive. Looking ahead to 2021, "I think we'll do pretty good as long as we work together," Kaverman said.

She ran track and cross country and played basketball at one time. But now Kaverman focuses on softball.

"I've played since I was 4," Kaverman said.