Skiler Brigham gearing up for junior sports season
REED CITY — Skiler Brigham has been active for the Reed City team on Sundays and Wednesdays this summer.
The team practices at home on Sundays and is at Mount Pleasant Wednesdays for summer action.
Brigham is a junior. She has played varsity her past two seasons. As a sophomore, The Coyotes were very young. She played on the Coyote state quarterfinalist team in 2012.
“We didn’t have a very good record,” she said. “Our team is coming together a lot lately.”
Brigham played left field as a freshman and this past season at first base.
“I thought I did pretty good (at first base),” she said. “I got the golden glove (team award) for having the best fielding percentage. I made only a couple of errors.”
As a batter, Brigham hit better as a freshman than a sophomore.
“I got my first home run in the park,” she said. “My batting average was better (as a freshman). I was disappointed.”
Brigham is playing shortstop during the summer and started to do some pitching.
“On Wednesday, coach might have me pitch,” she said. “You have to stay focused.”
On pitching, Brigham was working with former Coyote pitcher Courtney Morgan and Amanda Steig in practice last Sunday.
On hitting, Brigham said she has to stop dipping her shoulder.
“I have to keep my head on the ball,” she said.
Reed City will be playing in the Mount Pleasant League for three more Wednesdays. Coach Roger Steig said practices on Sundays will continue throughout the summer
“They have 16 different teams from 16 different towns,” Steig said.
“We’ll do good next year,” Brigham said. “We only lost two seniors.”
Brigham also plays basketball and volleyball and has had a busy summer.
“I like all three sports,” Brigham said. “I’ve been able to balance it.”