Reed City baseball remains undefeated

Brandon Wirth scoops up a ground ball against Evart;
Brandon Wirth scoops up a ground ball against Evart;

REED CITY — It was a 4-0 weekend for the Reed City baseball, team which improved its record to 5-0 overall.

It started with a pair of wins, 12-4 and 6-2 over Central State Activities Association Gold Division foe Fremont on the road Friday.

Brandon Wirth was the winning pitcher in the first game, going 5 2/3 innings. Cody Kailing pitched and out in the sixth and Stephen Shewan worked in the seventh.

Wirth had four strikeouts and allowed four runs with only one earned.

Hunter Morrison had a hit and scored three times and had two walks.

Wirth had a double and single. Kailing had two hits and score twice.

Morrison was the winning pitcher in the second game which went six innings. He struck out 10 batters and didn’t allow a walk.

He had two hits with an RBI and run scored. Jeffery Phenix had two hits and scored two runs. Cody Kailing had a double.

“We came in after having beaten Newaygo in the league,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer said. “It was good to get that first-game win. In the second game, we’re confident with Hunter because he’s able to shut teams down.

“The non-conference games are good for us now that the weather’s warm.”

This included 4-3 and 4-2 non-league games at home on Saturday over Evart. Both games went six innings.

The Coyotes broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the six. Morrison reached base on an error and Brandon Major scored from second for the winning run.

Payton Hanson was the winning pitcher, going all six innings. He had five strikeouts.

Phenix had a 2-run home run in the fifth and also had a double. Kailing had two walks and scored once.

Hunter Diehl pitched the second game and went six innings. He had three strikeouts in his first start of the year.

Hanson, Morrison and Diehl had hits. Kailing had two hits and a stolen base.

“We have 15 guys on our team and they all have their positions,” Shaffer said.

“We were able to show how deep our pitching staff was. It was a plus to be outside and have the weather be nice. We kind of relied on our horses the first game. The second game, it was all-around effort.”

Reed City is at Traverse City St. Francis on Saturday.