Reed City baseball team goes 1-1

Reed City's Hunter Morrison fires a pitch to the plate.
Reed City's Hunter Morrison fires a pitch to the plate.

MERIDIAN — Reed City’s baseball team was 1-1 at the Sanford Meridian Invitational on Saturday.

Reed City beat Pickford 13-0.

Hunter Morrison got the win on the mound throwing a five-inning no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and only one walk.

Payton Hansen and Cody Kailing led the way with three hits. Hansen knocked in five RBIs while Kailing scored four times, was walked once, stole a base and had an RBI.

In the second game, Reed City lost 2-1 to Meridian.

Brandon Wirth went five innings and got the loss. He gave up two earned runs, walked two and struck out four. Payton Hansen pitched a three outs on three-pitch sixth inning.

Hansen, Wirth, and Morrison all had a hit. Morrison’s was a double. Jeffery Phenix had the only RBI.

“We ran into a really good pitcher against Meridian and couldn’t capitalize on our chances,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer said. “We ended the game with our best player at the plate with two runners on. I would take that scenario any day. More times than not, we will get a base hit there.

“Again, it’s a nice Saturday for us as we saw some tough competition and played right with them. We are always trying to move forward and learn and I think we are.”

Reed City is 12-3 overall. The Coyotes play on Thursday at Hart and Saturday at the Petoskey Tournament.

Reed City girls 0-2

SANFORD — Reed City was at Sanford Meridian Invitational on Saturday and lost 10-4 to Essexville Garber in the first game.

Losing pitcher was Sidni Rushford, who went seven innings gave up 10 runs, five earned on eight hits, striking out one and walking two. Leading hitter in the game was Jordyn Storch with two including a double. With one hit each was Kamryn Myers, Maddie Morgan, Sidni Rushford and Devin Willard.

In Game 2, Reed City lost to Standish 7-0. Morgan was the pitcher of record, going one inning, giving up three runs and one earned on three hits, striking out one and walking two. Rushford came in relief and went six innings giving up four runs, two earned on six hits no strikeouts and walking one.

Leading hitter was Storch with two hits, including a triple. Rushford had a hit.

Reed City is 14-5 and plays Thursday at Manistee.