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Reed City at Byron Center
BYRON CENTER — Reed City lost 13-1 to Hartford and 5-1 to Bellaire Saturday in the Byron Center Invitational.
Jules Griffin took the loss in the first game to Hartford, walking 10, striking out five and allowing 13 runs on 11 hits.
Hartford gained a 3-0 lead and Reed City battled back to tie it. But then a two-hour rain delay hit and Hartford came back strong when play resumed.
“After that delay, we came out flat,” said Reed City coach Roger Steig.
Brittani Yarger had two hits. Heather Huss and Ally Yarger had singles while Skiler Brigham had a double.
In the second game, Griffin took the loss, striking out four and allowing three runs and three hits.
The Coyotes are now 5-14 on the season. Reed City plays at White Cloud Tuesday.
Bay City Central 14, 11, Reed City 4, 1
BAY CITY — Reed City fell 14-4 and 11-1 to Bay City Central in a pair of non-league games Tuesday night.
Hanna Price took the loss in the opener, striking out three and giving up 13 hits and 14 runs. Ally and Brittany Yager were both 2 for 3. Courtney Smith had one hit.
Price took the loss in the second game, walking two and fanning three, while giving up 14 hits.
Brittani Yarger had two hits and Heather Huss one hit for Reed City.
The Coyotes are 5-10 and at Central Montcalm on Friday.
Reed City third
BIG RAPIDS — As the weather has warmed up and course conditions have improved, coaches are now starting to see what their teams are capable of. That was on display at Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids during Wednesday’s Central State Activities Association jamboree.
Big Rapids took first place in the match, carding a 342, while Reed City and Chippewa Hills finished third and fourth, respectively.
Reed City, which was led by Ben Schermerhorn with an 84, also has struggled with a lack of course time early in the season. Slowly but surely, though, coach Katrina Wray said she sees the team making progress.
“It’s definitely been a factor,” she said. “We’ve only been playing for about two or three weeks. It’s always good when you can get a match in. The start slowed us down a little, but I think things will continue to get better as we go on and see those scores start to drop.”
Also leading the way for the Coyotes were Chad Samuels (90), Jacob Green (97), Kyle Wright (102) and Kaden Phelps (103).
LEROY — The Pine River Bucks had a meet May 7 with McBain and McBain NMC.
Pine River boys taking first places were: Dakota Wierczorek in the high jump, Trevor Holmes in the 400 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters, Ethan Whitley in the 800 meters, Dustin Ecker in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles, all four relay teams, Eugene Sturdavant in the discus, Dominic Garcia in the shot put and Cole Gingrich in the pole vault.
Pine River girls taking first places were: Mary Ware in the discus, Michelle Kelsey in the high jump, Jasmine Blackrick in the long jump, Devyn Powell in the 100 meters and 400 meters, Valerie Holmes in the 200 meters, Mariah Holmes in the pole vault and 100 hurdles and the 400 and 800 relay teams
Reed City 0-2
BIG RAPIDS — Reed City lost 11-2 and 13-0 to Morley Stanwood and Big Rapids in Saturday’s Tom Ryan Tournament.
Ray Phenix was one of the losing pitchers for Reed City.