Reed City softball team splits with Lakeview

First base player: Ally Yarger (2) gets set to throw to first base for Reed City Friday against Lakeview. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)
First base player: Ally Yarger (2) gets set to throw to first base for Reed City Friday against Lakeview. (Herald Review photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Reed City lost the first game 14-2 to Lakeview but won the second contest 8-4.

In the first game, Jules Griffin took the loss, giving up 14 runs on 14 hits and striking out seven. Reed City had two runs in the fifth. Lakeview scored two in the first, eight in the fourth and four in the seventh.

“The first game, Lakeview is a tough ballclub. I don’t know if it was nerves or what,” said Reed City coach Roger Steig. “We had 10 errors that first game. Jules Griffin did a nice job of pitching. We didn’t give her any defense.”

Courtney Smith led the Coyote bats with a single and double.

Hanna Price was the winning pitcher of the second game.

“Mentally, I had to be strong,” Price said. “The first game we struggled. We got it together the second game.”

Price gave up four runs on 10 hits, walking none and striking out four.”

“In-between games, we talked about it and the ladies regrouped and we tightened up our defense and Hanna pitched a heckuva game,” Steig said. “Our bats came alive.”

Skiler Brigham had three hits for Reed City.

Reed City is 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the CSAA.

“Our pitchers’ progress, they’ve come along well. They did a good job tonight,” Steig said.

The Coyotes played at Chippewa Hills Tuesday night. They have their home invitational on Saturday.