Coyote softball team goes 1-2 at Traverse City
REED CITY — Reed City’s softball team fell to 2-3 on Saturday after going 1-2 in the Traverse City West Invitational.
Reed City lost the first game 6-3 to Spring Lake. Julianne Griffin took the loss, allowing eight hits, walking two and fanning seven. Taylor Steig and Ally Yarger had two hits apiece. Ashley Andres, Skiler Brigham, Griffin, Nikki Smith and Brittani Yarger had one hit each.
The Coyotes won 5-4 over Traverse City West. Griffin was the winning pitcher, allowing four runs and six hits. Brigham had two hits while Katieanne Hansen, Olivia Lawson, Lindsey Greer, Steig and Brittani Yarger had one hit apiece.
In the final game, Reed City lost 9-0 to Holton, Lawson took the loss, walking four and striking out one, Greer, Lawson, Steig and Ally and Brittani Yarger all had hits.
“Our defense has come together,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We’ve been playing pretty good defense. Our pitching is getting better with our selections. We have to get our bats going. I think we’re in good shape.”
Reed City is home Friday with Chippewa Hills.
Vs. Central Montcalm
The Reed City softball team split a CSAA doubleheader with Central Montcalm Friday, winning 3-2 in the first game and losing 16-1 in four innings in the second.
Griffin was the winning pitcher in the first contest, giving up two runs on eight hits with two strikeouts.
Brigham and Lawson both had two hits apiece while Steig recorded one hit.
Lawson took the loss for the Coyotes in the nightcap, giving up three runs on three hits with a walk in 1 1-3 innings while Griffin pitched the final 2 2-3 innings with 13 runs on 11 hits and a strikeout before the mercy rule kicked in.
Brigham recorded the lone hit for the Coyotes.
The Coyotes split a conference doubleheader with Hesperia on Tuesday, losing the first game, 11-5, before taking the second game, 9-5.
Griffin was the losing pitcher in the opener, giving up 11 runs on 14 hits while tossing three strikeouts. Brigham, Steig and Brittany Cassidy all had one hit apiece in the first game.
Lawson earned her first varsity pitching win in the second game, going five innings with two walks and two strikeouts while allowing five runs on nine hits.
Brigham and Greer both had three hits apiece in the nightcap, while Steig and Ally Yarger both tallied two hits in the victory.
Pioneer sports editor Greg Buckner contributed to this report.