Reed City, Morley Stanwood post sweeps in baseball action

Reed City’s Hunter Morrison delivers a pitch to home plate against Grant. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Reed City’s baseball team improved to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division with 11-3 and 15-0 wins over Grant on Tuesday.

The second game ended after four innings.

“We started slow in the first game,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer said. “I don’t know if we’ve been sleeping or else we haven’t been tested. The rain held off for us. We were able to get the conference game in. It was good to see us turn the ball around a little bit.”

Brandon Wirth took the win in the first game, striking out three and allowed three runs. Hunter Morison had three hits and two RBIs, Stephen Shewan had two hits and one RBI, Cody Kailing had two hits and one RBI, Brandon Major had a double and single and Jeffery Phenix had a double.

“We started out slow in the first game,” Kailing said. “We came back in the second game and scored a bunch of runs. We hit the ball well.”

Morrison threw a one-hitter in the second game and fanned seven batters. Phenix had two home runs including a grand slam, and six RBIs. Morrison had two hits, scored twice, and had two RBIs. Simon Moreno had two hits and scored three times. Morrison and Kailing had doubles.

Reed City will host Gaylord St. Mary’s a perennial Division 4 state power on Thursday

“That should be a good game for us,” Shaffer said.

Morley Stanwood 10-8, Kent City 0-2.

MORLEY — Morley Stanwood opened its season with 10-0 and 8-2 wins over Kent City in Central State Activities Association Silver Division games on Tuesday.

Landon Elenbaas was the winning pitcher in the first game, striking out 10 batters. Kyle Ososki had two hitters, including a triple. Tyler Dard had two hits, including a double. Ryan White has two doubles. Ososki was the winning pitcher in the second game, going five innings and striking out four. Trevor Underhill had a double and two RBIs.

Morley Stanwood plays at Hesperia on Thursday.

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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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