Sports briefs

BASEBALL

“Both of us lost our No. 1 pitcher from last year,” said Reed City coach Scott Shankel. “It should be another competitive game. We have to be ready to play them there. I expect a good all-around baseball game.”

  • Reed City’s baseball team swept Evart on March 27 in a doubleheader. In last week’s Herald-Review, a quote from Reed City catcher Ricky Droke had an editing error and should have said about his team’s performance, “It was amazing, we did really good.”
  • Evart is home with Houghton Lake on Thursday.

“I try to give people an equal time of bats (during the non-league season,” Evart coach George Sims said, noting that he’s then able to have enough statistical data on each player to know when and how to use them during the Highland Conference season.

  • Pine River plays at Morley Stanwood today in a twinbill postponed from Tuesday.

SOFTBALL

  • Evart is back in action on Thursday at home with Houghton Lake and will open the Highland Conference season later this month. Coach Josh Johnson said his team has a limited number of practices during the week.

Against Houghton Lake, “I don’t know what to expect, never played them in softball or baseball,” Johnson said. “It’s a bigger school obviously.”

Next Tuesday, Evart plays at Farwell.

  • Pine River plays at Morley Stanwood today in a twinbill postponed from Tuesday.

GOLF

  • Reed City’s golf team opens at Spring Valley Golf course on Friday against Clare in non-league action. Coach Katrina Wray said members of the team would be playing off for varsity spots this week

SOCCER

  • Reed City is home Thursday to face Cadillac Heritage Christian and at the Ludington Invitational on Saturday.