Tournament season ends for Little League teams
REED CITY — The season has ended for the Reed City-Evart Little League traveling teams.
It ended for the 9-10-year-old squad last Wednesday with a 14-9 loss to Big Rapids.
Reed City-Evart got down by 11 runs early in the game. Reed City-Evart battled back to make a game out of it.
On Tuesday, Reed City-Evart improved its tournament record to 1-1 with a wild 20-18 win at Fremont.
“We were down 18-5 in the third and then our bats got going,” Reed City-Evart coach Brian Cass said. “We ended up taking the lead in the fifth. As a team, we did well.”
Reed City-Evart scored 15 unanswered runs.
Pierce Johnson had a strong night hitting while Darrin Goslin had a solid pitching night. Xavier Allen came in during the top of the sixth with two outs, and runners on first and third, to strike out the next batter and end the game.
Bryce Wein made some strong plays in the outfield, Cass added.
In the Big Rapids game, “all-around we hit the ball,” Cass said. “Pitching-wise, Pierce Johnson pitched well and Connor Kailing pitched well.”
Reed City-Evart ended the summer tournament with a 1-2 record.
“I thought it went well,” Cass said. “We played tough. That first inning hurt us every game. It seemed like after the first inning, we relaxed. We put ourselves in a hole we couldn’t get out of.”
The Reed City-Evart 11-12-year-old team ended its season on July 8 with an 11-1 loss to Muskegon Reeths Puffer.
“We were up against a good team,” Reed City-Evart coach Mark Sochocki said. “They ended up being the No. 1 seed.”
The Reed City-Evart teams finished the summer tournament at 1-3.