Six Coyotes selected for all-CSAA softball honors

REED CITY — It was a memorable season for the Reed City Coyotes softball team with several girls playing a key role in the successes that included district and regional titles plus a second-place finish in the Central State Activities Association.

Senior pitcher Amanda Steig and her sister, sophomore first baseman Taylor Steig, were on the all-CSAA first team announced recently.

The second team included Coyote senior third baseman Ally Stieg and senior pitcher Courtney Morgan. The honorable mention list had senior outfielder Sam McDonald and junior shortstop Emma Lockhart.

Amanda Steig, at the top of the batting lineup, led the Coyotes, in home runs with five, RBIs with 35 and batting average with .538.

“She batted .444 last year,” said Reed City coach Roger Steig.

Taylor Steig, batting sixth, had a .436 batting average and led the team in doubles with 11. She was also second on the team with 32 RBIs.

“Taylor was by far and away our most improved hitter,” said Roger Steig. “She was our most improved player all the way around. She led the team in fielding percentage. She did a lot of work in the hitting cage.”

Ally Stieg batted .303 with one home run and 26 RBIs.

“She was our shortstop and then moved to third base,” said Roger Steig. “Ally and Amanda were team captains as voted on by the team.”

Morgan at the plate batted .363 with two home runs and 28 RBIs. In the pitching circle, she was 17-2 with 101 strikeouts and an ERA of 2.23.

“Courtney, she was able to hit her spots,” Steig said. “She was a solid pitcher for us.”

Lockhart batted .352 with 22 RBIs and played a strong shortstop for the Coyotes, Steig noted. McDonald batted .268 with 21 RBIs.

“Sam had played infield for us,” Steig said. “She played a great center field for us this year.”