REED CITY \u2014 Samantha Bonnett is in her senior season for Reed City\u2019s softball team and is having her best spring so far. Bonnett usually plays third base or right field. She saw action at right field last season. \u201cIt was like a practice for this year,\u201d she said. \u201cNow, we\u2019re doing better than we did last year.\u201d In the winter, Bonnett attended batting practices in order to get ready for this season. She\u2019s batting in the .300s and has improved from last season. No longer is she intimidated at the plate. But has been among the Coyotes\u2019 top hitters in recent games. \u201cI\u2019m working at it and not being afraid,\u201d she said. At third base \u201cI would say my arm is my strength,\u201d Bonnett said, adding that her speed and arm are strengths in right field. The Coyotes are headed into the home stretch of the season. Communicating will be the key in having postseason success, Bonnett indicated. \u201cWe\u2019re playing OK,\u201d she said. \u201cThe more we communicate, the better we\u2019ll play. If you communicate in practice you\u2019ll do that in the game. We\u2019re working on communicating in practice too. I hope we\u2019ll do well in districts.\u201d On Saturday, the Coyotes swept Kalkaska 7-5 and 14-7 in non-league action. Courtney Morgan was the winning pitcher in the first game, throwing a four-hitter and striking out one and issuing a walk. Sam McDonald earned the save. Amanda Steig and Sydni Arnold had two hits apiece. In the second game, McDonald was the winning pitcher in relief, allowing seven hits and fanning seven batters. McDonald added four hits at the plate. Steig and Lockhart contributed three hits apiece. Arnold and Ally Stieg had two hits for Reed City 13-0. On Monday, the Coyotes split with Hesperia, losing 5-4 and then winning 4-0 to put their record at 14-10 prior to a twinbill Tuesday with Manistee. Morgan took the loss in the first game while McDonald came in relief. Amanda Steig, Lockhart and Arnold had two hits apiece. McDonald was the winning pitcher in the second game, allowing three hits and striking out eight. Morgan and Baughan had two hits apiece.