Reed City baseball team splits with Crossroads

REED CITY   — It was two entirely different nonleague ballgames Friday but Reed City prevailed twice over Crossroads Charter Academy’s baseball team.

The Coyotes took the opener 10-0 in five innings, and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 3-2 victory in the nightcap.

“It was good to get two wins,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer said. “Overall, we played well and had fun playing on a nice day like this. We had guys playing different positions, and some new guys came up.”

Hunter Morrison went the distance for Reed City (8-8) in the opener, striking out eight, and allowing one hit and no walks.

Logan Straub had two hits and a walk, Leland Yonkin had a hit, two RBI and scored three times, Gabe Miller had a double and two RBI and Morrison had a hit, walk and RBI.

Ben Martinez took the loss for CCA (9-4) in the opener. Adam Frisbie had the only Cougar hit.

Nate Worrall went the first five innings for Reed City in the nightcap, striking out three and walking nine. Logan Straub went the final two, had two strikeouts and took the win.

Kichak had two hits and a walk, while Morrison and Straub both had a hit and RBI.

“Simon Moreno played his first time on varsity and made good plays at second base,” Shaffer said. “(CCA) is a good team this year and it’s good to get two wins. We have conference games next week so we’re trying to move forward.”

Cameron Austin reached base on an error to open the Coyote seventh and pinch runner Jacob Rodriguez advanced to second on Quinton Kichak’s bunt single. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Rodriguez scored the winning run on a play at the plate after Morrison’s ground ball to third.

Reed City is at Big Rapids on Friday in Central State Activities Association Gold Division play.