Reed City girls split with Kalkaska
REED CITY — Reed City split with Kalkaska on Monday in nonleague softball action, winning the first game 9-1 and losing the second 12-0.
The Coyotes’ Jules Griffin picked up the win in Game 1, pitching a complete game on Monday. She struck out three and allowed eight hits.
Griffin also had two hits. Lindsey Greer, Courtney Smith and Ashley Andres had one hit apiece.
In the nightcap, Sidni Rushford took the loss, striking out three and allowing 11 runs.
Griffin had the Coyotes’ lone hit.
Reed City moves to 14-13.
Reed City second at Cadillac
CADILLAC – Skiler Brigham had a walkoff home run to lead Reed City to a dramatic 11-10 win over Gaylord in a semifinal game of the Cadillac Invitational on Saturday. Reed City trailed 10-9 the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Lindsey Greer got a base hit and Brigham, on a 2-2 count, received special encouragement by coach Roger Steig to make a dramatic play. She then hit the ball over the fence. Rushford started, went two innings and Griffin went the last five, allowing seven runs on seven hits and struck out three.
Rushford and Amy Squires had two hits apiece. Brigham, Greer and Lawson also had hits.
In the title game, Reed City lost to Cadillac 4-0. Reed City had one hit from Squires. Griffin took the loss, walking one and striking out two.
Chippewa Hills 6-12, Reed City 4-4
REMUS – Griffin took the pitching loss for Reed City in the first game, a 6-4 setback Friday. She walked four, allowed six runs on seven hits, and struck out four. Skiler Brigham had two hits while Katianne Hansen, Rushford and Yarger had one apiece.
Rushford took the loss in the second game, allowing 12 runs on 10 hits, walking two and striking out three. Brigham and Griffin had two hits apiece. Olivia Lawson, Rushford and Squires had one hit each.
Steig expressed satisfaction on how his team played against the defending league champs.
The Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Gold Division season ended at 6-6 for the Coyotes.
Central Montcalm 9-10,
Reed City 1-0
STANTON – Courtney Smith had a hit and the lone RBI in the opener Tuesday (May 12) for the Coyotes. Amy Squires, Olivia Lawson and Julian Griffin also had hits in Game 1. Lawson and Griffin had the only hits for Reed City (12-9, 6-4 CSAA Gold) in the nightcap.
Pioneer sportswriters Richard Mead and Ryan Zuke contributed to his report.