Coyote senior ready for upcoming season

Stephen Shewan

REED CITY — Plenty of snow is still on the ground, but baseball players like Reed City senior Stephen Shewan will be among the Coyotes preparing for their second week of practice on Monday to get ready for the 2019 season.

This is his third varsity season. Shewan has played a role in the past two Coyote teams which were Division 3 district champs.

“I feel like I’ve improved a lot as a player and am more mature,” he said.

This year, Shewan will be playing left field and will see action on the mound.

In the outfield his strength is “probably my glove and being were I need to be,” Shewan said, adding his strength as a pitcher is “probably coming in and closing games and having a level head. I have a decent curveball.”

He’s focusing “mainly on hitting and being a team player,” Shewan said. “Hopefully I can hit .300, but we’ll see. You have to keep your eye on the ball and recognize pitches.”

The Coyotes open the season at Morley Stanwood on April 4.

“We’re going to be all right,” Shewan said. “We have to fill some shoes with Hunter Morrison and Jeffery Phenix.”

 

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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