Reed City-Evart 2-2 in baseball districts

REED CITY — The Reed City-Evart Little League team pulled out a 6-1 win against Morley on Monday to improve its tournament record to 2-2.

Gavin Wirth was the winning pitcher for the winners, throwing a complete game for six innings.

“I don’t remember him walking anybody,” Reed City-Evart coach Ryan Hansen said.

The winners were able to take advantage of defensive errors by Morley to get some runs. Reese Ransom had a strong game at third base, Hansen added.

Hansen said Reed City-Evart will win this Wednesday with an anticipated forfeit over Lakeview. But whether or not the local team can advance in districts will be determined after everyone completes their schedules.

“We’re not mathematically eliminated but we need help,” Hansen said, noting it would depend on a huge Big Rapids win over White Lake by a certain number of runs. “The odds of that happening are slim to none.”

Reed City-Evart dropped a 10-9 game at White Lake on  Friday. 

On Wednesday, the local team won 4-1 over Big Rapids, Wirth was the winning pitcher.

Girls 9-10 tournament

EVART — The Reed City-Evart softball team opened its 9-10-year-old division district season with a 25-11 loss to Big Rapids on Monday at Evart.

The two teams play again this Wednesday night at the Big Rapids junior varsity field. To keep playing, Reed City-Evart would have to beat Big Rapids and advance to a Friday game. Reed City-Evart and Big Rapids are the only two teams in the district

Tim Kaverman is the Reed City-Evart coach.

“Everybody played well,” Kaverman said on Monday’s game.