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SOFTBALL

Reed City 16, 18 Grant 0, 1

GRANT — Jules Griffin pitched a no-hitter and near perfect game in the opener of a 16-0 Central State Activities Association Gold Division victory over Grant on May 3 in the first game of a doubleheader. Reed City (8-10, 3-3) won the second game 18-1. Both games went four innings.

Griffin had a perfect game until the last out. A batter reached base on an error. Griffin struck out six. Kamryn Myers had three hits while Alyssa Olds, Bailey Brummel and Katianne Hansen had two apiece. Griffin, Olivia Lawson, Devin Willard and Ally Yarger had one hit apiece.

Sidni Rushford was the winning pitcher in the second game. She gave up one run on two hits, striking out three and walking none. Myers had two hits while Griffin, Lawson and Yarger had one apiece.

“We said the month of April is a month of learning and May is the month to get it done,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “We played really well.”

Reed City is at Big Rapids on Friday.

McBain 12, 15 Pine River 5, 5

LEROY — McBain opened a Highland Conference doubleheader (May 4) with a 12-5 win over Pine River. Kyle Johnson had two singles for the Bucks.

Alexis Bennett was the losing pitcher.

Pine River lost the second game 15-5.

Johnson had a hit and three RBI. Bekah had a hit and two RBI. Dana Hill was the losing pitcher.

BASEBALL

Reed City 12, Grant 7 (9 innings)

GRANT — Reed City survived Grant 12-7 Tuesday in the first game of a Central State Activities Association Gold Division win on May 3.

Hunter Morrison was the winning pitcher, going all nine innings, striking out 13 and walking one. He helped himself at the plate with five hits, including two doubles. Jeffrey Phenix had three hits and scored twice. Gabe Miller had two hits, including a triple, and three RBI, Leland Yonkin had two hits and two RBI, including a double, plus a walk.

The second game was suspended 4-4 in the fifth inning because of darkness.

Pine River 4, 4 McBain 1, 0

LEROY — Pine River’s winning streak reached eight games with 4-1 and 4-0 victories over Highland Conference opponent McBain on May 3.

Grant Ruppert was the winning pitcher in the first game, allowing one earned run on four hits and walking one. Dylan Loop, Ruppert and Marcus Washington had two hits apiece. Ruppert had an RBI.

Raden Holmes was the winning pitcher in the second game. He struck out eight and allowed three hits and three walks. Tristen Nelson and Marcus Washington both had two hits and a RBI. Matt Goodenow had a double while Ruppert added a sacrifice and RBI.

“Our pitchers threw strikes and we played solid defense,” Pine River coach Shawn Ruppert said. “We had some baserunning errors in the second game that cost us. Overall, I was happy with how we played and kept our heads in the game.”

GOLF

Reed City third

REED CITY —  Reed City’s golf team shot a 391 in Central State Activities Association Gold Division action on Wednesday at Eagle Glen Golf Course for third place. Big Rapids was first and Central Montcalm second.

Matt Swales led Reed City with a 96 while Seth Phelps, Brady Slater and Zach Wirgau had 98s. Bryce Grannis shot a 101 and Josh Mund a 116.

Reed City was third out of 16 teams at North Kent near Rockford on Friday.