Reed City softball team ends summer season with nine-game win streak

REED CITY — The Reed City Rage understandably hated to see the summer season end.

The Rage swept Montabella 12-2 and 14-1 at home in a pair of five-inning games Thursday to end the summer schedule with a nine-game winning streak.

“It was a nice finishing touch,” said Reed City coach Roger Steig. “We came a long way this summer. I think it will carry over into the spring. I’m pretty excited about next year.”

Olivia Lawson was the winning pitcher in the first game, striking out three and walking four while allowing one run on three hits. Skiler Brigham and Lindsey Greer had two hits apiece for Reed City while Ashley Andres, Katianne Hansen, Sidni Rushford, Amy Squires and Ally Yarger had one hit apiece.

Rushford was the winning pitcher in the second game. She walked three, struck out seven and gave up just two hits. Squires had three hits while Greer, Hansen and Yarger had one apiece.

Brigham and Yarger were among the players that took a break during the doubleheader to attend a volleyball camp in the nearby Reed City gym. They returned during the second game.

“They’re pretty dedicated,” Steig said.

The Coyotes focused their summer schedule on the Local Area Teams League out of Tustin and non-league games with Tri County and Montabella.