REED CITY — Reed City took a pair from Evart Wednesday in nonleague softball action 9-2 and 18-5 to improve to 16-13.

Jules Griffin went seven innings as the winning pitcher in the opener, walking none and striking out five. Griffin allowed three hits.

Skiler Brigham and Courtney Smith had three hits apiece, while Olivia Lawson, Griffin and Sidni Rushford had two apiece.

Rushford started and ended the second game, while Griffin pitched an inning of relief. Brigham had four hits, while Lindsey Greer and Rushford had three apiece and Ally Yarger and Amy Squires had two apiece.

“I thought in both games we started slow and finished strong,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We have to put more work and effort into our small game. They have to come out ready to play ball from the get-go. I’m happy with how we finished.”

Sam Bressler pitched both games for Evart in her last home games. Danielle Conklin had a three-run double in the second game.

Evart is at the Beal City district on Saturday. Reed City (16-13) played at Hart against Shelby Tuesday in predistrict play.

“It should be a pretty competitive district,” Steig said. “All these teams are evenly matched. If we play our game, we should be in it to win it.”

Evart had a strong first game against the Coyotes.

“I think we played well all night,” Evart coach Jeff Bressler said. “We had one rough inning that second game and I had to play a lot of second games with three subs.”