Amazing comeback sparks Reed City softball win

Coyote baseball team drops pair

Reed City's Noah Morgan delivers a pitch against Clare on Tuesday.

Reed City's Noah Morgan delivers a pitch against Clare on Tuesday.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Reed City’s girls softball team had an impressive come back in posting a split against Clare on Tuesday (April 12) in nonleague action.

Clare won the first game 12-2 in six innings. Reed City had two hits from Paityn Enos and Kayla Montague. Isabell Guy took the pitching loss.

Reed City won the second game 10-9. Guy and Kaylin Goodman had two hits apiece while Rylie Shafer, Kyleigh Weck and Kayla Montague had one hit apiece. Guy was the winning pitcher, allowing eight runs including four which were earned, 10 hits, striking out three and walking eight.

“We got off to a slow start, but as the night went on, we built momentum,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We were down 5-0 after the first inning of the second game and we started putting it together We were the better team for the last six innings, for sure.”


Clare sweeps Reed City

REED CITY – Reed City lost a doubleheader to Clare in Tuesday’s (April 12) nonleague season opener.

The first game was 10-4. Trenton Howell had a hit and run scored. Xavier Allen had a hit and two runs scored. Reed City had a two-run home run from Bryce Wein. Noah Morgan also had a hit. Max Hammond went three-plus innings on the mound, giving up two hits and three runs and struck out eight. Allen also pitched, giving up seven runs and seven hits and struck out three. Spencer Allen also pitched.

In game two, Allen had three hits and two RBIs. Morgan went three innings on the mound and fanned two. Isaiah Moore went three innings.

“We didn’t play our best, it was only our second day outside,” Reed City coach Eric Grannis said.  “We didn’t play up to our potential. There’s a lot of work to do from now until the end of the season.”

Reed City is at Manistee on Thursday.