The Hesperia baseball team split its doubleheader with Lakeview on Friday, winning the opener 11-5 but falling in the nightcap 4-3.

Gage Balkema pitched the win in the first game for Hesperia, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out six in seven innings. Balkema also had two hits, three runs and four RBIs at the plate. Brendan McAree added three hits, including two doubles, and four RBIs.

In Game 2, Hunter Dickinson led Hesperia offense with a triple and two RBIs.

Hesperia is now 13-9-1 overall and 11-6-1 in conference play.