Reed City splits with Grant

Hunter Diehl

GRANT — Reed City and Grant played nine innings on Monday before the Tigers walked off with the win, 3-2, in the opener of a CSAA baseball doubleheader.

Hunter Diehl went six innings allowing two earned runs while striking out 10. He gave up seven hits and didn’t walk a batter. Stephen Shewan faced two batters in the seventh without getting an out, but Clayton Wayne pitched 2 1/3 innings, striking out five and allowing one unearned run and took the loss. Brandon Wirth, Diehl, Treyvor Conklin, and Austin Whitehead had one hit apiece.

“We really made our pitchers work hard in game one,” Reed City coach Marty Shaffer said. “We had eight errors on defense and still limited them to only three runs. It’s tough to win a baseball game playing that bad on defense.”

Reed City won the second game 9-0. Wirth went all seven innings. He scattered six hits, struck out four and didn’t allow a walk. Offensively, Diehl and Stephen Shewan had two hits apiece while Conklin had a double to drive in three runs.

“It’s tough to think that we gave game 1 away but that’s the way it feels,” Shaffer said “We played terrible defense and allowed them to hang around by running ourselves out of innings on the basepaths. Game 2 was better all around. Hopefully we can continue on the right path down the stretch here.”

Reed City is now 12-12-1 (6-4 conference) and hosts Petoskey on Friday and has a home tournament on Saturday.

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Reed City splits

REED CITY — Reed City lost to Grant 13-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Maddie Morgan took the loss, allowing 10 runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking three.

Veronica Lofquist finished the final two innings and allowed two runs.

Keegan Parish had two hits while Morgan, Lily Andres, Lofquist, Cassie Enos and Adeline Wyrick had one apiece.

Reed City won the second game 7-6. Morgan was the winning pitcher, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking four.

Riley Shaffer had three hits. Myers, Andres and Lofquist had one hit each. Morgan and Mia Peterson both had a hit.

Myers in the top of the sixth hit her first career home run, a solo shot.

Reed City has its home tournament this Saturday.

 

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

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