Sports briefs for July 4

SOFTBALL

REED CITY — The season has ended for Reed City’s 13-14-year-old softball team, which finished slightly  below .500 during its five- week season.

Coach Billl Squires said the team played opponents from Big Rapids, Hesperia, Holton and Sand Lake.

“The girls were very successful, not only in our win-loss record but as a team,” Squires said. “Defensively, we played pretty well. We had to break in a couple of new pitchers this year. Offensively, we had a good batting team.”

The pitchers were Courtney Smith, Amy Squires and Allison Yarger. Smith and Yarger were the top hitters on the team.

Some of the players will move up to the high school level next season. They were all Reed City players.

“Some of the girls I had not coached before,” Squires said. “I had a positive experience with them.”

ROAD RACING

LEROY — The LeRoy Razzasque 5K is set for July 14 at 8:15 a.m. at the LeRoy Elementary School.  The deadline for early entries was earlier this week.  Entry blanks are available at www.razzdays.org or in LeRoy, Tustin, or Luther businesses.  Questions may be addressed to Jan Burch, (231)768-4535.