Reed City opens play in summer league
REED CITY — It’s going to be a busy summer for the Reed City Coyotes.
Coach Roger Steig’s summer team opened action last Wednesday at Mount Pleasant. The Coyotes will be playing every Wednesday this summer in the Mount Pleasant League.
A week ago, Reed City beat Vestaburg in the first game and lost 13-3. Julies Griffin gave up four hits, 13 runs, three walks and struck out six in taking the loss.
Lindsey Greer and Aliyah Hobbs had hits for Reed City.
In the second game, Reed City had a 20-2 victory over Montabella. Sidni Rushford was the winning pither, allowing one hit, two runs and walking two while striking out four.
Brittany Cassidy had two hits while Ally Yarger, Brittani Yarger, Skiler Brigham and Jules Griffin, Hobbs, Oliva Lawson and Rushford had one hit each.
During the summer, Reed City practices 6-9 p.m. on Sundays.
It’s made up of all of our varsity and junior varsity teams,” Steig said.
The All-Central State Acvitivies Association season recently announced its all-conference team.
Skiler Brigham was on the second team while Ally and Brittani Yarger made honorable mention status.
Brigham batted .286 with 39 hits, 20 RBIs, six doubles, a home, one triple and a .932 fielding percentage.
Brigham, a sophomore, plays outfield and first base.
“Skiler is for sure one of the best athletes on the team,”said Steig. “She led by example. She’s a perfect role model for our younger girls to follow. She’s only a sophomore but had to step forward this year and be a leader.”
Brittani Yarger, a junior third baseman and left fielder, hit .329 with 28 hits, 17 RBIs and seven doubles.
“She’s one of our team captains and is the rah-rah girl on the team,” Steig said. “She and Skiler were a big punch in the middle of our lineup.”
Ally Yarger hit .282 with 26 hits and eight doubles.
“She was a freshman who came out of nowhere. We started her at shortstop and moved her to second base,” Steig said. “She bats leadoff for us and finds a way to get on base. She really did the job for us.”