Local Sports Journal

Ludington won the first game with strong pitching and Orchard View claimed the nightcap with solid hitting as the team split a Lakes 8 baseball doubleheader on Tuesday.

In the opener, Blake Collins had sevens strikeouts in six innings of work to lead the Orioles to a 3-1 victory. Chad Large finished the game with a triple and two RBI.

Joey Powles had a single and an RBI for the Cardinals.

In the second game, Orchard View battled back for an 8-2 victory over the Orioles.

Jay Mitchell had three hits at the plate and also had eight strikeouts in pitching a seven-inning complete game. Jake Jett knocked in three runs for OV.

Ludington was plagued by six errors in the second game.