Andres focuses on softball and basketball

Lily Andres

REED CITY — Lily Andres has had a busy summer for Reed City in both basketball and softball and is looking forward to seeing the benefits pay off next year.

During her sophomore season as a first baseman for the Coyotes, Andres batted .395 with 39 RBIs and a .962 fielding average. She was the team batting champion and also won the team Golden Glove award and set a new school record for putouts in a season with 269.

As well as she hit during the summer, Andres said she’s focusing this summer on being an even better hitter.

“I’m working on turning my hips more,” she said.

Andres anticipates she’ll continue to play first base.

I’m working on throwing the ball and releasing it quicker,” she said.

Reed City was .500 in softball this season

“I’m excited,”Andres said of the 2020 season. “I think we’ll be good. We have a lot of experience coming back.”

Andres anticipates playing varsity basketball next season. She said she’s focusing on her shot and rebounding, and hanging onto the ball.

Summer basketball ended on Saturday and Coyotes had a chance to work with new coach Tim Beilfuss.

“He changed everything completely,” Andres said. “We’re doing pretty good with it. It changes everything. The way people saw Reed City, they know how to beat us. But they’ll be surprised with the totally new offense.”

 

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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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