Reed City-Evart all-star baseball team ends at 2-2
REED CITY — The Reed City-Evart 11-12-year-old All-Star team took it on the chin in a 21-0 loss to Tri-Cities North.
But coach Josh Johnson was still happy with his team’s performance in what was a 2-2 tournament run.
Friday’s game was played at Roth Field.
Tri-Cities had four home runs.
“We ended up 2-2 in pool play, missing the last spot in order to advance to semi final play,” Johnson said. “Still it was a lot of fun. The kids got a chance to experience something that most of them will never experience again. I like the Little League experience because the kids get treated like little Big Leaguer’s and as you probably know that is just about every little boy’s dream.
“Plus I had a great group of boys to coach. I’m glad I got the opportunity.”
Reed City-Evart had lost early last week but came back with two wins prior to the loss to Tri-Cities.
On July 9, Reed City-Evart beat Grant today 14-13. Ty Sochocki had a walk-off hit in the bottom of the sixth to score Zach Saez.
The winners had three youngsters who pitched really well in the win with Garrett Johnson, Brandon Wirth, and Cody Kailing.
“We got several key hits throughout the game including hits from Kailing, Sochocki, Conklin, Saez, and Diehl,” Johnson said. “Defensively we were solid, but no play was bigger than Pritchard’s throw from center field to get the potential go-ahead run out at home and keep the game tied going into our bottom of the sixth.”
The next day, Reed City-Evart won again over the Fremont All-Stars 5-1.
“Defense was terrific all night and pitching was solid,” Johnson said. “We had timely hits from Saez, Johnson, Pritchard, Diehl, and Sochocki.