Sports briefs

SOFTBALL

Reed City splits

On Friday, Reed City split with Grayling, losing the first game 16-1 and winning the second 9-8.

Game 1 went five innings. Izabell Guy was the pitcher of record. She gave up 16 runs, seven earned on 11 hits, striking out seven.

Leading hitters were Izabell Guy and Lily Andres with two hits each. Kaylin Goodman and Desaray Conklin had one hit each. Game two, Reed City got its first win of the year in extra innings. Izabell Guy was the winning pitcher. She went all eight innings allowing eight runs, six earned on five hits, striking out six and walking eight.

Leading hitters with two hits each were Izabell Guy, Lily Andres, Kaylin Goodman and Hannah Stellini. With one hit each was Rylie Shafer, Desaray Conklin, and Kenzie Shoemaker.

"Going into the bottom of the seventh inning we were down five runs 8-3. Then we got our small ballgame going," Steig said. "We had scored one run then Lily Andres came up with two outs and hit a bases loaded double to get us within one. With Lily on second base, Kaylin Goodman hit a base hit scoring Lily Andres from second and tying the game, sending it to extra innings.

"After holding Graying to no Score in the top of the eighth, in the bottom of the eighth Hannah Stellini laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Rylie Shafer from second base to third base. Then Desaray Conklin would bunt for a base hit scoring Rylie Shafer from third base to win the game."

Reed City's next game is Wednesday at home with White Cloud.

Pine River 0-2

Pine River was swept by Beal City on Friday.

The Aggies won the first game 14-1 and the second 10-0.

Amanda Hill was the losing pitcher of the first game, allowing four hits, one walk and had one strikeout.

Hill, Kim Hill and Vivian Maddox had hits.

In the second game, Amanda Hill allowed four hits, and had one strikeout. Emma Whitley and CorNesha Holmes had hits.

Evart 2-0

Evart kept its Highland Conference championship hopes alive with 1-0 and 6-3 wins over Manton on Thursday.

Addy Gray threw a shutout in the first game. She struck out 11 batters and allowed two hits and zero runs. Kate Gostlin, Gray and Veronica Lofquist and Kate Duncan all had hits. There were no Evart errors.

In the second game, Gray was the winning pitcher, allowing six hits, three runs over seven innings, striking out nine. Allie Theunick had two hits.

"We played good defense," Evart coach Amanda Brown said.

Evart is 18-5 overall plays Tuesday at Beal City. Evart is 12-1 in the Highland.

SOCCER

Tri County 3, Reed City 1

HOWARD CITY - Tri County defeated Reed City 3-1 in CSAA soccer tournament action on Friday.

RC had a goal from Claudia Francke assisted by Raquel Dubreiul.

It was 1-1 at half.

"Our girls were tired, but fought hard," Reed City coach Andrea Pollaski said.