Reed City splits twinbill with Morley Stanwod

REED CITY — Both Morley Stanwood and Reed City did not have predistrict games on May 30 and played each other to prepare for Saturday’ district softball action.

The Mohawks snuck out a 10-9 win in the first game while Reed City scratched out 14-13 in nine innings in the nightcap.

Taylor Garver was the winning pitcher in the first game, allowing three earned runs. Bethany Elenbaas had four hits while Brooklyn Peacock, Kalee Ramsey and Megan Sturgeon had three apiece.

Elenbaas went 8 2/3 innings in the second game. She and Taylor Maguire both had three hits and two RBIs. Peacock and Ramsey both had three hits.

Kamryn Myers had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second game.

In the first game, Sidni Rushford and Maddie Morgan pitched. Morgan had three hits while Kiera Barker and Drew Arnold had two hits each. Myers, Devin Willard and Mady Brown had one hit apiece.

Morgan got the win in the second game in relief. She and Willard had three hits apiece. Jordyn Storch and Myers had two hits.

“We’re still struggling with our pitching and defense,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We’re giving up too many runs.  On a positive note, the bottom part of our lineup hit better than they have all year. A lot of girls came through offensively who haven’t been productive.”

Morley Stanwood had a 19-17 hitting advantage in the second game but lost.

PREDISTRICT SOFTBALL

Hart 1, Pine River 0

SCOTTVILLE — Pine River out-hit Hart 5-1 but couldn’t bring home a run in a 1-0 predistrict loss on May 30 at Mason County Central.

Hart scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth. KayLee Goodman, Hannah Hill, and Maddie Marks had hits for the Bucks. Kourtney Brock had two hits.

Alex Bennett was the losing pitcher despite allowing one hit and two walks, while fanning 15 batters.

“Today was definitely our best played ball game that we’ve had all year,” Pine River coach Laura Mumby said. “Alexis Bennett pitched the best game of her career and fell short, which is a hard way for a senior to end her final season. Kourtney Brock picked up two of our five hits, and Hannah Hill started the night with a hit.

“I’m proud of the growth this group has shown this season, and I’m glad they ended the season putting up a big fight.”