REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 \u00a0Jules Griffin has had a unique four-year career as Reed City\u2019s No. 1 pitcher. The Coyote senior pitched for her team in the Division 3 predistrict Tuesday at Pine River, and in both games Saturday, including the 6-3 loss to Manistee in the title game. A highlight for Griffin in early May was an 11-strikeout performance \u00a0in the Pine River Invitational. \u201cIt was good, I was hitting my spots, I was on,\u201d Griffin said. Throughout the season, Griffin usually pitched the entire first game of a twinbill and occasionally saw action in the second. \u201cI\u2019m sore, but I am thriving on it and I\u2019m getting used to it (physically and mentally),\u201d she said. \u201cI\u2019m hitting my spots for sure. (All pitches) have been pretty effective right now. I\u2019ve been throwing a curveball a little bit.\u201d Griffin\u2019s hitting came through in key situations this season. \u201cI\u2019m not completely satisfied, but I\u2019m hitting the ball when we need it and that really helps,\u201d she said. \u201cBut I wish I could hit the ball consistently, and all the time.\u201d Late in the season, Griffin was hit in the mouth by a ball during practice. She sat out for a week while recovering from her injury and came back for the last two regular-season games. The Coyotes had a .500 team at the end of the regular season. \u201cI think we\u2019ve been playing great as a team and we\u2019ve been using our abilities to compete together as a team,\u201d Griffin said. \u201cI really like the defense we have going. We had to change some things up but I think it\u2019s working well.\u201d The Coyotes were keeping their eye on a district title bid, but fell three runs shy. \u201cWe want to hit the ball all the time and keep our voices up and heads up,\u201d Griffin said.