REED CITY \u2014 Many players are making major contributions to the Reed City softball team this season, and that includes Olivia Lawson. The Coyote junior has had a productive bat in recent games. She moved up to the varsity as a sophomore. She\u2019s been in left field and is still available as a pitcher. \u201cIt\u2019s been going pretty good,\u201d she said. \u201cMy bat has gotten a lot better this year. I had my first home run this year.\u201d Confidence has been the key to better hitting, Lawson said. She\u2019s confident in having a high batting average. As a left fielder, Lawson is confident in her arm. As a pitcher \u201cmy stride has gotten better this year,\u201d she said. \u201cMy speed has increased.\u201d The Coyotes are hoping for a strong postseason which starts May 30 at Hart. \u201cWe need to play good defense and know that we have it,\u201d Lawson said. \u201cWith good attitudes and knowing that we\u2019re going to play good hard ball, I believe we can have any game we play. But if we don\u2019t go in with good attitudes, and know that we have it, we\u2019re not going to play our best.\u201d Reed City is at Evart Wednesday. Districts are next week.