Reed City softball senior anxious to start another season


REED CITY — Brittani Yarger is among the small amount of seniors on the Reed City softball team this season.

She’s in her second year on the varsity. She’ll be at third base and plans on seeing pitching action.

The Coyotes were extremely young in Yarger’s first season.

“I think it went pretty good,” she said of the 2013 season. “The team, I think, will be just fine this year. We played summer ball and fall ball. I think we’ll work together good.”

Sundays were spent hitting and pitching to gear up for the practice season which officially started March 10.

Yarger is exciting with her hitting prospects.

“I think I’ll be really good,” she said. “In fall ball, I hit my first home run. I was hitting excellent. On Sunday, I was doing OK.”

Yarger indicated her form at the plate has improved.

“I’ve been making sure my hips are turned in,” she said. “I’m working on fundamentals.”

Yarger also played at third base last season.

“I think I throw really well from third to first,” she said. “The ball is coming a lot faster at you when you’re on third since you’re close to the hitter.”

Yarger pitched on the JV level but not last season.

“I still practiced sometimes,” she said. “I just throw a fastball. I don’t really have different pitches.”

The Coyotes will be practicing down in Florida during spring break.

“We only have four seniors so it will be even younger next year,” she said. “It depends on who we move up.”

Yarger figures the team will a better squad in May.

“We’re always working hard to improve,” she said.