Reed City softball team ends summer season

REED CITY — Reed City softball coach Roger Steig anticipates having a young team next spring.

That’s especially what made summer softball in the Local Area Teams League at Bristol important.

Games last week to end the season were rained out, but Steig saw some progress from his squad.

“It went really well,” Steig said. “We had a lot of young players. It should help us in years to come, giving a bunch of our younger girls varsity experience. Playing with the older girls should pay dividends down the road.”

The younger players included Abby Helsel.

“All summer long, she never missed a thing and I thought he made a lot of progress both with her hitting and catching,” Steig said. “Things are looking up for her. A couple of our varsity girls put a lot of time in this summer like Sidni Rushford, Devin Willard and Alyssa Olds.”

Rushford returns as a pitcher next season, Steig is looking for Maddie Morgan, an upcoming freshman, to also help out with pitching duties.

“Allysa Olds and Devin Willard are two really athletic girls and we’re looking at them for a lot of leadership next year,” Steig said. “We’ll be young at the varsity level. I  think we’ll be extremely competitive.”

The LAT League provided strong competition with teams like Cadillac and Tri County. Reed City went .500 during the summer.