Kamryn Myers signs with MMCC

Kamrymn Myer is flanked in the front row by her parents, Terry Myers and Angie Kailing. In back is MMCC coach Bob Robinson (left) and Reed City coach Roger Steig’

REED CITY — Kamryn Myers has been a three-sport athlete four years at Reed City.

But on Wednesday, Myers signed a letter of intent to play softball next season at Mid Michigan Community College in Mount Pleasant.

She also plays volleyball and basketball at Reed City, and may do some basketball at MMCC.

Myers played shortstop and was leadoff hitter for the Coyotes last season with 42 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 17 stolen bases, 20 RBIs, a .355 batting average, .546 on-base percentage, and .479 slugging percentage, and .904 fielding average. She was all-conference and all-district.

Bob Robinson, the MMCC coach, was at the signing ceremony and said he started contacting Myers about a month ago. This is the first year of the MMCC softball program.

“I’m a local guy from Shepherd so I’ve gotten to know a lot of coaches in the area,” Robinson said. “They said (Myers) was a girl to go get and we put her right on the radar. I know our basketball program was looking at her as well.”

Myers has also been a catcher at Reed City, and Robinson is looking at her for that position at MMCC.

“I like her speed and arm, the ability to throw runners out,” Robinson said. “She can get around the bases very quickly.”

As a two-year school, MMCC uses freshmen heavily and Robinson expects Myers to contribute immediately. Jordyn Storch, a former Reed City teammate of Myers’, is currently a freshman at MMCC.

His team had 26 exhibition games during the fall and plays a scheduled 38 contests in the spring, followed by the National Junior World Series, if the Lakers qualify. They go down south during the winter. The team plays home games in Shepherd this spring and will have a new facility in Mount Pleasant for 2020.

Myers called her signing with MMCC an “exciting” day.

“They have a really good program and I know a couple of people that go there,” Myers said.

When her Reed City season ends in the spring, Myers will go to MMCC.

“I’ll need to work on batting and blocking the ball,” she said.

 

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Posted by John Raffel

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

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