Noah Morgan explains his success in a fabulous pitching season for Reed City

Morgan's pitching success keyed Coyotes to huge wins

Noah Morgan had a solid pitching season for the Reed City Coyotes

Noah Morgan had a solid pitching season for the Reed City Coyotes

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REED CITY – Noah Morgan is ready to go from having success in baseball to having fun in football as Reed City sports teams make the transition during the summer.

Morgan was among the key reasons for Reed City’s conference and district title success. The season ended with a 1-0 loss to Traverse City St. Francis in the regional title game.

Morgan is a junior pitcher who went 58 innings and had a 6-2 record with 21 earned runs and 46 walks allowed, 69 strikeouts and a 2.534 ERA.

“Noah was one of the most clutch pitchers that we had all year,” coach Eric Grannis said. “He threw in some highly competitive games this season, and did so extremely well. He threw against Traverse City Central very well, and we lost due to errors in a 2-1 game. In the district semifinal, he was his most dominant, going seven innings and allowing two early runs and keeping us in the game to ultimately win it in walkoff fashion.

“He also pitched five shutout innings in the regional final against TC St. Francis. Along with all of these clutch performances he also added a no-hitter against Central Montcalm. Noah came up huge for us this season, and we can't wait to see what he will do for us next season.”

This marked Morgan’s second year of baseball.

“It’s going pretty good,” he said late in the season. “I’m throwing pretty good. My fastball was pretty good. It’s pretty quick and there’s a little bit of a tail on it.”

His curveball was his second best pitch.

Strong offense and a solid pitching staff was among the reasons for the Coyotes championship success.

Morgan was hoping to hit the ball better. If he wasn’t pitching, he played right field. His pitching performance against Traverse City Central was especially memorable.

“They’re a good team and I held them to only two runs,” Morgan said. “We just need to hit the ball and keep our heads.”

Football will be on his plate during the summer. He’s also a wrestler.


Favorite food: Steak

Favorite subject in school: Gym

Favorite movie: Roadhouse

Favorite activity outside of sports: Hang out with friends