Morgan's no-hitter lifts Reed City over Central Montcalm

Coyote baseball team drops second game

Reed City's Noah Morgan tossed a no-hitter against Central Montcalm on Friday.

Reed City's Noah Morgan tossed a no-hitter against Central Montcalm on Friday.

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STANTON -- Noah Morgan's no-hit gem came at the right time.

Reed City and Central Montcalm split a Central State Activities Association baseball doubleheader Friday afternoon at Central Montcalm High School with the Coyotes winning the first game 12-1 via the 10-run mercy rule.

Morgan led the way for Reed City in the first game by tossing a no-hitter. He hurled five innings, struck out seven and gave up one unearned run.

“Noah pitched well for us tonight with the no-hitter in the first game,” said Reed City coach Eric Grannis.

Leading the way offensively for the Coyotes was Max Hammond, who was 2 for 4 and four runs batted in. Teammate Xavier Allen had two hits and four RBIs. Trevor Conklin was also 2-for-3 and two runs knocked in.

Central Montcalm took the second game with a walkoff hit, 7-6. The home team took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. But Reed City answered with a run of its own at the top of the second frame by way of a Hornet throwing error.

Reed City coach Eric Grannis expected his team to play better in the second game.

“I would just say we beat ourselves tonight,” Grannis said. “We had too many mental lapses in the second game.”

Central Montcalm had a 4-3 lead after the bottom of the third and the score was tied 4-4 after the fifth inning.

Reed City scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning for a 6-4 lead.

The Hornets loaded the bases, followed by two errors and a walk-off hit to get three runs and secure the victory.

“We did what we are supposed to do, we put the ball in play,” Grannis said. “Our bats just weren’t there tonight.”

Isaiah Moore went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Hammond, Canyon Reed and Allen all added one hit. 

The Coyotes are now 1 4-10 overall and 8-2 in conference action. 

Reed City will be at home on Tuesday to take on league foe Newaygo.