Reed City 11-15 Grant 3-0
In the opener the Tigers watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-3 loss to Reed City on Tuesday. The Coyotes scored in the first and then again on a single by Morrison in the second inning.The Tigers struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively, giving up 11 runs including 7 in the fifth inning.
"We actually played a good 4 full innings,” said Coach Rider. “We had two outs in the 4th and an error opened the floodgates. Runs have been few are far between for us, we can't afford to walk batters and commit errors when the ball is in play."
Wirth took the win for Reed City. He went seven innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out three and walking one.
Tristen Chesebro took the loss for Grant Tigers Varsity. He allowed four hits and eight runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking8.
"All the walked batters finally caught up to us. Our pitching staff needs to lock down and focus on throwing strikes."
Grant racked up eight hits led by Kyle Bay with three hits in three at bats.
"Kyle is really seeing the ball well right now. We have 6 freshman on the team and he is one of them that is adapting to the varsity level pitching."
Reed City collected nine hits on the day. Morrison, Major, and Kailing each racked up multiple hits for Reed City. Morrison went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Reed City in hits.
In the second game the Coyotes blasted their way to a 4 inning win with 6 runs in the first and third innings while holding the Tigers to just one hit.
“Baseball is a game of giving yourself a chance to succeed." Said Coach Rider. "Right now our pitchers are struggling to throw strikes and we are walking way too many.”