Evart baseball team splits with Reed City

EVART — The summer baseball season is winding down for the Evart Wildcats, who seem to be making progress with the extra game time during the offseason.

Evart played at Reed City on Monday and got two shortened games in before the clouds poured on a strong thunderstorm.

“I thought we were impressive,” said acting coach and former Evart three-sport athlete Jarek VanOrder, filling in for Josh Johnson. “We got a lot of young guys out here. Playing against a big school like Reed City, I thought they did a nice job.”

Evart won the first game over the Coyotes, 9-5, and lost the second contest by the same score. The scores were both unofficial.

Nolan VanOrder and Trevin Ladd were pitchers for Evart in the first game.

In the second game, Cody Pritchard got the Wildcats off to a fast start with an RBI single.

Trevin Ladd and Nolan VanOrder were pitchers for Evart.

Noah Drake and Billy Conklin threw for the Wildcats in the second game. Reed City was able to get two runs in the last inning of the game on bases-loaded walks.

Evart had seven players and used two from Reed City to make a complete team.

The Wildcats have played Farwell-Harrison, Manton and Reed City during the summer. Their final summer games will be at home this Wednesday against Pine River.