Reed City softball team sweeps Cadillac
REED CITY — Reed City’s softball team continues to dominate the Local Area Teams League in Bristol.
The first-place Coyotes improved to 7-1 with a 15-1, 19-1 sweep over Cadillac on Wednesday. The first game went four innings and the second lasted three innings.
Jules Griffin took the win in the opener, walking two and striking out seven. Bailey Brummel, Sidni Rushford, Rikki Saez and Devyn Willard had four hits apiece. Griffin and Ally Yarger contributed two hits.
Rushford walked one and struck out five while allowing two hits in the second game. Willard and Yarger had three hits apiece. Bailey, Rushford and Saez had one hit apiece.
“In the summer leagues, everyone has a mixture of young and old players,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We’re a mixture. We had four of our varsity girls and two JV (Wednesday night).”
The bats have been productive all summer for Reed City.
“We’re pretty aggressive at the plate during the summer,” Steig said. “With summer ball, it’s a job to keep up the intensity. We’re trying to get each athlete to focus on their individual position, so irregardless of the outcome of the game, each player is trying to play as intense as they can be.”
Griffin and Rushford, the No. 1 and 2 pitchers for Reed City in the spring, will return next year.
“Right now, we’re working on speed and trying to throw the ball by people,” Steig said. “We’re working on location more than anything. I think they’re going to be a one-two punch. This will be Jules’ fourth varsity season. She’s had a load on her shoulder all the way through high school.”
“I think we’re going to be really good (in 2016),” senior Katianne Hansen said. “We have some good players coming up and we didn’t lose very many.”
Reed City has four games left in the LAT league including a doubleheader Wednesday at Bristol against Pine River. The Bucks handed Reed City its only summer loss.
Reed City plays at Tri County on July 22, and ends the summer July 23 at Montabella. Games start at 5 p.m.