Reed City pitcher tosses perfect game and belts grand slam

Hammond, Coyotes sweep Grant

Max Hammond

Max

Hammond

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REED CITY – Reed City’s baseball team dominated the action with a doubleheader sweep at home on Wednesday against Central State Activities Association Gold Division foe Grant.

Reed City mercied Grant 15-0 in the first game. Max Hammond went four innings on the mound and threw a perfect game. He struck out nine of the 12 batters he retired.

Offensively. Hammond had two hits, including a grand slam homer and two RBIs. Bryce Wein also had two hits. Isaac Williams had a hits and two runs scored. Isaiah Moore had two hits and four RBIs.

In the second game, the Coyotes mercied Grant 10-0. Hammond had a hit while Xavier Allen had two hits and three RBIs. Noah Morgan had a hit and RBI. 

Allen gave up one hit and no walks and struck out 11 batters.

“Our bats were much better,” Reed City coach Eric Grannis said. “We’ve been stressing on having a good quality approach and that clicked for tonight. Pitching was excellent. Max threw 45 pitches for four innings. Xavier threw just as well. They were timing up Xavier a little better after seeing Max.”

Reed City is at Kingsley on Thursday and at Traverse City on Saturday.

Reed City is 2-4.

SOFTBALL

Reed City’s softball team split with Grant on Wednesday.

Grant won the first game 7-3. Reed City had three hits with one each by Paityn Enos, Kaylin Goodman and Rylie Shafer. At the end of five innings, Reed City was up 3-2 and in the top of the sixth gave up five runs on three hits, two errors, two hit batters and a walk.

Isabell Guy was the pitcher of record. She gave up seven runs, two earned, on eight hits, struck out three and walked three. “Defensively we struggled and gave up six errors,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said.

Reed City won the second game over Grant 3-2. Guy was the pitcher of record with her best performance of the year giving up two runs, one earned on six hits, striking out three and walking one.

“Defensively we put things together and had just one error,” Steig said. “Offensively we struggled again with four hits.”

Hitters with one each were Guy, Hayden Cutler, Kenzie Shoemaker and Kayla Montague.

“In game 2, we trailed after 5 1/2 innings 2-0,” Steig said. “Then we scored one in the bottom of the sixth going into the bottom of the seventh trailing 2-1 with runners on first and second. Kayla Montague had an RBI single to tie the game. Paityn Enos then walked to load the bases and set the stage for Isabell Guy to hit her walk-off game winning single.”

Reed City is 4-2 and at Kingsley on Thursday.

Chippewa Hills sweeps Tri County

REMUS – The Warriors won the first CSAA Gold game on Wednesday 17-2. Chippewa Hills led 12-2 after the first inning. Hannah Martin had three hits, including two doubles and five RBIs. Madison Wrisley had two hits and four RBIs. Audrey Huffman had two hits.

Makayla Farrell and Hanna Herman did the pitching in both games.

The Warriors won the second game 20-5. Tri County out-hit the Warriors 10-3 but committed six errors. Huffman and Wrisley both had one hit and two RBIs. Brynn McArthur had a hit and RBI. The Warriors were issued 13 walks.

Evart sweeps Vestaburg

Vestaburg traveled to Evart for a nonconference doubleheader on Wednesday and lost 10-0 and 15-0.  Halee Patch and Ashlyn Mortensen led the way offensively for the Wolverines. 

SOCCER

Lakeview 7, Chippewa Hills 1

REMUS – The Warriors lost this road game on Wednesday. Chippewa Hills played with 10 girls the entire game.

Melinda Burgess had CH’s only goal. Defensively, Kirstin Sherman had 17 tackles while Haley Gomber had 14 and Madison Brewer 13 to break the 100 tackles total for the season. Keeper Karley Densmore had 23 saves.

“The weather elements, including the wind, were a factor in the game,” Warrior coach Jay Franks said.

Chippewa Hills is 2-4 and is home on Friday with Greenville.