Sports News in Brief
EVART SPLITS WITH MANTON
MANTON — The Evart Wildcats split a Highland conference doubleheader with Manton on Tuesday, May 20, with both games going eight innings.
Andrew Race was the winning pitcher in the first game, picking up a 3-0 victory in front of college scouts. He went all eight innings with 14 strikeouts and one hit allowed. Trevin Ladd had a single and two RBIs while Race chipped in a single, double and an RBI in the victory.
The second game was a 7-5 setback for the Wildcats with Pattee taking the loss from the mound. He fanned seven batters and walked four and helped his cause from the plate with two singles, an RBI and two stolen bases.
MANTON 8-15, EVART 7-4
MANTON — Evart lost to Manton 8-7 in eight innings of the first game of a Highland Conference doubleheader on Tuesday, May 20.
Sam Bressler pitched for Evart and had eight strikeouts. Breanna Crawford made her debut as catcher.
Evart lost the second game 15-4.
For the doubleheader, Courtney Shelden had three hits while Bressler and Sabrina McKay had two hits apiece.
LUDINGTON 7, REED CITY 0
REED CITY — Reed City’s regular season in girls soccer came to an end on Thursday with a 7-0 loss at Ludington.
It was 5-0 at halftime.
“Ludington’s a good team,” said Reed City coach Bryan Hall. “We played well enough to not get mercied. We could have gotten mercied in the first half. Our defense played strong to enable us to go the whole game without getting mercied. They did rotate some players around. We really fought hard not to give up that mercy. That’s a minor victory there.”
The Coyotes played Tuesday at Manistee in predistrict action. The winner advances to Thursday’s semifinal game at Ludington.