Reed City girls win two against Grant

REED CITY – Reed City’s softball teams will be at the Sanford Meridian Invitational on Saturday, May 5..

Reed City defeated Grant 15-0 in three innings and 19-4 in four innings to remain undefeated at 6-0 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division and improve to 8-2 overall on Tuesday, April 25.

Sidni Rushford was the winning pitcher the first game, allowing one hit and striking out three while allowing no walks. Kierra Barker had three hits while Jordyn Storch had two hits and had a three-run homer in the first inning. Alyssa Olds had one hit.

“I was working on keeping the ball low,” Rushford said. “We were making a lot of contact at the plate. We got a lot of walks.”

Storch said she connected with a changeup.

In the second game, Maddie Morgan started and was relieved by Rushford, who got the win. Rushford allowed one run on two hits and struck out five. She allowed no walks. Olds and Morgan had two hits apiece. Kamryn Myers, Storch, Rushford and Madi Brown had one hit.

“The second game we came out, got behind, and were down 4-1,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We got caught after the first game and didn’t come ready to play in the second game. It is just a part of the learning process.”

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Rushford was the winning pitcher in the first game, getting six strikeouts while allowing five runs on six hits. Jordyn Storch had two hits including a 3-run homer and solo homer. Her 3-run shot broke a 2-2 tie early in the game. Olds, Devin Willard and Madi Brown also had hits.

Maddie Morgan was the winning pitcher in the second game, allowing four runs on 10 hits and striking out three.

Brown had two hits while Morgan, Willard, Storch, Rushford, Myers and Alaina Stein had one apiece.

Storch also had a two-run home run.

All three of Storch’s home runs were over the fence.

After she hit three home runs, they stopped pitching to her,” Steig said. “All home runs were over the fence.”