REED CITY — Amy Squires is getting ready for her sophomore softball season at Reed City. But her summer has been a busy and productive one.

Squires played on the JV level as a freshman.

“It went pretty good,” she said. “We started off rough. Then we got into a good start. I played shortstop, first, or anywhere (the coach) would put me.”

She recently completed the summer Local Area Teams (LAT) League season for Reed City.

Squires played first base during the summer. First base and shortstop are her best spots, she indicated. But there is more pressure at shortstop, she acknowledged.

Defensively, Squires has been happy with her skills.

“I hit better in season than I did (in summer) right now,” she said. “But I’m starting to click back in.”

The key is to “keep your head on it,” Squires said adding that summer ball has been beneficial. “It’s more practice for us.”

She’s focusing on softball as a sport. “I used to play on travel teams,” she said. “I’ll be going to Elite (in Grand Rapids) this winter for inside ball.”

Summer season has ended but Squires and some of her teammates will remain active during the offseason.

She’s hoping to be on the varsity next spring.

“I think varsity is going to do very well (next) year,” she said.