Crown them CSAA champs: Reed City wins baseball title

Coyotes clinch title by winning first game

REED CITY – The Reed City Coyote baseball team has won the Central State Activities Association Gold Division championship.

The Coyotes secured the crown by defeating Fremont and tying the second game on Tuesday (May 24).

It was 10-0 in the first game. Treyvor Conklin had two hits and two RBIs, Max Hammond and Isaiah Moore both had two hits with one RBI, Xavier Allen, Bryce Wein and Spencer Hansen all both had one hit with one RBI. Trent Howell had three hits with one RBI.

Hammond went six innings on the mound and gave up only one hit, a bunt single with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. He fanned 11 batters.

The second game ended in a 5-5 tie. Conklin had two hits, Allen had three hits with an RBI, Wein and Hansen had a hit while Isaac Williams had a hit and one RBI and Canyon Reed had a sacrifice fly. Noah Morgan went five innings on the mound and allowed two hits and two runs and struck out eight. Moore came in relief of Morgan and allowed two runs. Allen also pitched.

“In game one, we played well and hit the ball well,” Reed City coach Eric Grannis said. “Max was dominant on the mound as he has been all year. He pitched well to secure our conference championship. Once we won game one, that secured it when we lost game two or not. Now we have to focus toward our predistrict game on Tuesday at Mason County Central (vs. Manistee).

“We were really excited.”

Reed City softball splits

Reed City split with Fremont to end its CSAA Gold softball season on Tuesday and finish the season tied for second place in the league standings.

Reed City won the first game 13-1 in five innings. Kyleigh Weck, Paitlyn Enos, Hayden Cutler, Kaylin Goodman and Kenzie Shoemaker had two hits apiece. Hannah Stellini added a hit.

Isabell Guy was the winning pitcher, allowing one run, striking out four and walking two while allowing one hit.

Reed City lost 17-16 in eight innings in the second game. Weck had four hits. Stellini and Rylie Shafer had three hits apiece. Shoemaker, Guy and Goodman had two hits apiece. RC had an 18-14 hits advantage. Guy was the losing pitcher. Enos also pitched.

RC is 9-5 in the conference and is 17-15 overall.