REED CITY\u00a0\u2014\u00a0Ally Yarger has played a strong second base for Reed City as a junior this softball season. \u201cIn the end, we came out the way we should have started but we definitely should have started the way we ended,\u201d Yarger said prior to districts. \u201cIt took us awhile to get used to the pitcher\u2019s speed.\u201d Yarger was confident in her team following the regular season. \u201cWe\u2019re a solid ball team,\u201d she said. \u201cWe\u2019re good defensively and offensively.\u201d A split over a strong Kalkaska softball team was among the regular-season highlights, Yarger noted. She\u2019s been at second base for two years and said she\u2019s improved \u201ca lot\u201d at the position, \u201call the way around.\u201d Yarger\u2019s hitting also improved for the Coyotes. \u201cI\u2019m swinging a lot harder and fundamentals go into that too,\u201d she said. Yarger was confident of a win over Shelby in the predistrict, which the Coyotes accomplished to advance to the district tournament. \u201cWe have to work our hardest,\u201d she said. Reed City lost 7-3 to Hesperia in the district to end its season at 17-14. Yarger will be among the Coyotes returning to the 2016 team, which will hope to compete for the Central State Activities Association Gold Division title.