Reed City softball team playing at .500 mark

REED CITY — Reed City entered softball action this week at .500.

The Coyotes split a nonleague twinbill with Pine River on Monday, winning the first game 8-5, and taking the second 17-9.

Sidni Rushford and Ally Yarger led the Coyotes offense with three hits a piece during the doubleheader.

Devin Willard and Jules Griffin each had two hits.

Griffin was the pitcher of record in both games.

Reed City (17-17) played Tuesday at Lakeview. Next Tuesday, Reed City plays a predistrict game at Pine River against Mason County Central.

Reed City 12, 4, Chippewa Hills 11, 6

Chippewa Hills and Reed City finished the rest of the suspended second game on Friday that was rained out last week in a Central State Activities Association Gold Division softball doubleheader.

Chippewa Hills led 6-2 when the game was resumed and wound up winning it 6-4. Reed City had won the first game 12-11.

Rushford pitched the first two innings in the second game, allowing six runs on three hits, striking out two and walking three. Griffith, returning to the lineup from an injury, pitched five innings and gave up a run and one walk, while striking out seven.

Kamryn Myers had two hits, while Rushford and Yarger had one.

“You never like losing a ballgame, but we went in down 6-2 and Jules Griffin came back from an injury and pitched outstanding,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We made a couple of defensive adjustments. Our defense was phenomenal. We could only muster a couple of runs. For the most part, we shut Chippewa Hills down. Things look good for us moving forward from here, now that we have our lineup back healthy.”

Reed City ends its league season at 6-6.

Lake City 11, 2 Reed City 9, 18

Reed City lost the first game of a doubleheader at Lake City 11-9 on Wednesday. Rushford took the loss in the first game, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits, striking out eight and walking one. Myers had three hits while Olivia Lawson and Willard had two and Bailey Brummel, Alyssa Olds, Rushford and Yarger had one hit.

Reed City won the second game 18-2 in four innings. Rushford was the winning pitcher in relief of Lawson and allowed no runs on two hits while striking out three.

Myers and Olds had three hits. Lawson and Jordyn Storch had two hits while Brummel, Katianne Hansen, Willard and Yarger had one.