REED CITY — Baseball season starts next week and Reed City players like Jordon Rolston are anxious to get outdoors and start testing their baseball talents.

Practices begin March 11 and the first game, weather-permitting, is scheduled for March 26 at Evart. Then it’s time for spring break before players come back in earnest in early April.

It’s Rolston’s fourth baseball season and second on the varsity.

“Last year went good,” said Rolston, an outfielder, who plans on probably being at the same position. “We’ve been working on techniques and drills.”

Rolston played football in the fall and wrestling in the winter.

As for baseball, “we should be solid and pretty good,” he said. “We’ll have a lot of speed.”

The weather hasn’t allowed the Coyotes to be outdoors much but Rolston doesn’t foresee any detrimental impact.

“We’ll still be doing the same things,” Rolston said, adding that “just hitting the ball and not striking out” will be critical for the team.