Reed City teams hopeful of strong postseason

LAKEVIEW — Reed City’s baseball and softball teams both played in the Division 3 predistricts at Pine River on Tuesday against Mason County Central, needing to win in order to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round against the host Bucks.

 Reed City (14-20) dropped the first game of a nonleague baseball doubleheader at Lakeview on May 24, but won the second game 12-2.

Hunter Morrison took the loss in the first game. The Coyotes had just one hit.

Logan Straub had six strikeouts, and allowed four hits, plus one earned run and one walk. Morrison had three hits, an RBI and two stolen bases. Straub had two hit, and two RBIs, plus two runs and two stolen bases. Alex Brummel had two hits and two RBIs, plus two runs scored.

The Coyotes showed promise in the second game to give coach Marty Shaffer and his players hopes for the districts this week and future seasons.

SOFTBALL

Reed City 5, 0,

Lakeview 2, 10

Reed City (17-17) rallied to defeat Lakeview 5-2 in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader on May 24. Jules Griffin had a two-run base hit in the top of the seventh to give the Coyotes a 3-2 lead. Griffin was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out 10.

Griffin had three hits. Kamryn Myers, Ally Yarger, Olivia Lawson and Katianna Hansen also had hits.

Griffin, Rushford and Lawson pitched the second game. Yarger had two hits. Devin Willard and Lawson also had hits.

Coach Roger Steig said after the game he was looking for his team to put it all together against Mason County Central.

“We don’t know anything about them,” he said, prior to the game.