Storch not focusing on home runs

Jordyn Storch celebrates her first home run of the season against Evart.
Jordyn Storch celebrates her first home run of the season against Evart.

REED CITY — Reed City senior Jordyn Storch has already served notice her home run power, which lifted the Coyotes in 2017, may be back in full force this season.

In her first season of varsity play, she set a new school record with 12 home runs. When she started getting close to eight home runs, Storch realized she wasn’t having an ordinary season.

She admits at this stage a year ago, she never would have predicted such a season. But once she got some confidence, Storch said it all fell together.

“I just want to stay focused and not worry about hitting home runs,” she said. “Or else (her batting average) will go down.”

Storch will again play shortstop. She has confidence in her arm and glove.

The Coyotes started out the season with 15-0 and 13-0 wins over Evart on Wednesday. The Coyotes are at Morley Stanwood on April 5.

“We only lost one senior from last year,” Storch said. “I think we can go even further this year.”

Reed City won its district last year.

Storch, a three-sport athlete, is coming off a strong basketball season when her team was 14-7.

“I think we had a real good season,” she said. “I wish we worked harder at the end. What can you do?”

It was her second year in basketball and she saw plenty of minutes late in the season.

“I’m out there pretty much and a good defender,” she said.

Storch had one game with 11 points. Reed City started out 9-0 but then ran into a tough part of the schedule.

“We put it all together,” she said of the 9-0 mark.