Warriors stay hot in sweep of Reed City

Chippewa Hills improves to 10-0 in CSAA in offensive onslaught

REMUS — Chippewa Hills has been playing some good softball lately and took it out on a young and inexperienced Reed City team.

The Warriors earned 15-0 and 13-1 victories on Tuesday in Central State Activities Association action.

Cassidy Johnson was the winning pitcher for the Warriors in the opener, striking out six batters.

Lottie Halm had two hits, including a triple and an RBI. Teagan Denslow had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Danielle Eldred added two hits and two RBIs.

“We definitely had our sticks rolling tonight,” said Chippewa HilIs coach R.D. Denslow. “It was just a good all-around day.”

Heather Huss and Ally Yarger had hits for the Coyotes.

Jules Griffin took the loss for Reed City.

The Warriors had three runs in the first and had their first two batters retired in the second. But then they scored 10 runs before the inning ended for a 13-0 lead. The Warriors added two runs in the third to put on the mercy rule.

Eldred was the winning pitcher, going five innings and allowing three hits with seven strikeouts. Hali Earl had a triple, double and single. Denslow had two triples.

Chippewa Hills is 10-4 overall and 10-0 in the CSAA.

The Coyotes had four hits in the second game. Skiler Brigham had a double while Griffin, Hanna Price and Yarger had singles.

“What really hurt us was we made a lot of defensive errors,” said Reed City coach Roger Steig. “We made a lot of mental errors. It was just bad timing.”

The Warriors had three hits in the first game, six in the second and three in the third.

Reed City is 3-5 overall and 1-5 in the league, and plays at Manton on Thursday

“Our pitchers are doing good and we’re getting our team work going,” Brigham said. “I’m trying to do my best.”

Chippewa Hills has won four in a row.

“It’s been our fielding,” Johnson said of the team’s recent success.

“We’ve been hitting well,” Earl said. “We saw some pretty accurate pitching that we sit back in. With our team, and hitting and fielding being so good, we can keep the whole team going.”

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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