Reed City softball team extends streak to 7 games

REED CITY — The winning streak continues for the Reed City Rage summer softball team.

Reed City swept a doubleheader at Tri County Monday and now has a seven-game winning streak. The Rage posted winning scores of 11-10 and 13-3.

“The girls hit the ball and I felt we played really good defense,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said.

Olivia Lawson was the winning pitcher in the first game, walking 11 and giving up 10 runs on seven hits while fanning one. Skiler Brigham had three hits while Ally Yarger and Holly Rolston had two apiece. Lindsey Greer, Katianne Hansen and Amy Squires had one hit apiece.

Maddie Morgan was the winning pitcher in the second game, walking six and fanning nine while allowing three runs and three hits.

Greer had three hits while Brigham added two. Hansen, Lawson and Yarger had one hit apiece.

“Olivia and Maddie did a nice job of pitching,” Steig said. “Olivia bent, but she didn’t break. She kept us in the game. Lindsey Greer had an outstanding night at catcher. She threw out six different baserunners.”

The summer softball at ends 5 p.m. Thursday at home in a doubleheader with Montabella.

“It’s a new group of girls playing together and they’ve adjusted to each other,” Steig said. “We’re playing outstanding defense right now. We’re playing smart ball. The girls are getting their bunts down and we’re doing a good job of playing small ball.”

On July 22, the Rage team played the Reed City alumni. The alums prevailed 19-13 in a seven-inning game.

Amanda and Taylor Steig, were two of the alums, along with Brittany Cassidy, Courtney Morgan, Ally Stieg, Lindsey Halladay, Heather Huss, Nancy Reed and Danielle Saez. Halladay started while Amanda Steig came in middle relief and Morgan closed the game.

Most of the alums aren’t playing fast pitch right now, Roger Steig noted.

“It was a good learning process for our girls,” Steig said. “Some of the younger girls probably didn’t even know the older girls.”

Sidni Rushford and Maddie Morgan pitched for the Rage.

Five of the alums played for Reed City’s 2012 Division 3 quarterfinal team.