REED CITY \u2014 The Reed City softball team could not solve Cadillac pitcher Gabby Hoaglund on Monday at Reed City High School. Hoaglund allowed one hit and struck out 17 in a 9-0 win in Game 1. Once the Vikings took an 8-7 lead in the top of the fourth in the nightcap, Hoaglund entered in relief and pitched three scoreless innings en route to an 18-7 six-inning win. She struck out seven, allowed zero hits and walked one. \u201cShe was definitely the best pitcher we\u2019ve faced all season,\u201d Reed City coach Roger Steig said. \u00a0\u201cWe just could not catch up with her.\u201d What was more concerning to Steig, though, was the team\u2019s defense. The Coyotes jumped out to a 4-2 lead in the first inning and led 7-4 after three innings, but numerous errors allowed the Vikings to break the game open. \u201cDefensively, we just found a way to come apart tonight,\u201d Steig said. \u201cThat\u2019s been a problem for us all year long, and that\u2019s what we have to continue to work on. Pitchers like we faced tonight, those are the games you have to win 1-0.\u201d Skiler Brigham had two hits for Reed City, while Olivia Lawson, Jules Griffin, Amy Squires and Lindsey Greer each had one hit apiece. Greer had the lone hit in the first game. The Coyotes (9-6) resume Central State Activities Association Gold Division action on Tuesday when they host Grant. \u201cI heard they are pretty comparable to what we are,\u201d Steig said. \u201cThat\u2019s all I know about them.\u201d Reed City then hosts Big Rapids on Friday before heading to Big Rapids on Saturday for a tournament.