Reed City softball teams split with Chippewa Hills
REMUS — Reed City will have its final home softball games of the season on Friday against White Cloud and Saturday in the Coyotes home tournament.
Meanwhile, Chippewa Hills’ Sadie Metcalf pitched a one-hit 9-0 gem in the first game on Tuesday, May 8, against Central State Activities Association Gold opponent Reed City.
But the Coyotes had a strong pitching effort from Sidni Rushford and Maddie Morgan in the second game and edged out a 3-2 win over the Warriors in eight innings.
In the first game, the Warriors exploded for five runs in the first inning to take control. Metcalf threw a two-hitter, allowing hits to Jordyn Storch and Kiera Barker. Makenna Longtin, Sydney Wright. Morgan Perkins, Izzy Guiterrez and Mercedez Sorsen had two hits apiece.
Metcalf walked three batters and struck out nine.
“I was throwing a bunch of different pitches,” she said, “They were all hitting their spots. They couldn’t catch up to them. I was throwing well My fastball and change up is what I was throwing best.”
Rushford pitched the first inning and allowed five runs on five hits. Maddie Morgan went the final five.
Morgan started the second game and Rushford finished up in relief and got the win. Metcalf went the first two for Chippewa Hills and Denslow went the final six. Madi Brown scored the winning run on an error.
“The first game, we didn’t play the way we hoped to,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We were 8-0 in the conference going into that game. Chippewa Hills is a respectable team and they took it to us the whole game.”
Kamryn Myers had three hits and two RBIs for Reed City while Lilly Andres and Cassie Enos had two hits apiece. The Coyotes scored the winning run the top of the eighth on an error.
“We struggled at the plate all night long,” Steig said. “The second game, we batted like champions.”
Reed City is 9-1 in the league and 15-6.
Guiterrez had two hits for the Warriors.
“I was pretty impressed with how we played, especially in the first game,” Reed City coach DJ Newman said. “They were undefeated in the conference. I felt we would always battle with them. Never in my mind did I think we wouldn’t play hard against them.
“Sadie pitched great.”