Thusday softball roundup: Oakridge moves to 10-0, North Muskegon hits six homers in DH sweep

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The Oakridge softball team continued its perfect start to the season with a pair of road wins against Grand Ledge Thursday night.

The Eagles had the bats working, taking home a 16-1 win in the opener and a 9-6 win in Game 2 to move to 10-0 on the season. 

Oakridge set the tone with 15 hits in the opener as Brooklyn Galdeen spun a two-hitter in the circle. 

Everyone in the lineup had a hit as Oakridge was led by Delaney Ruel who went 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs and Jasmine Pastor who had a homerun and three RBI. Maddie Clark added four RBI on three hits as well.

Galdeen struck out six and allowed just two hits, while collecting two hits of her own on offense.

The Eagles were able to keep their bats hot in the second game as they collected ten hits in the game on top of a strong pitching performance from Kaelinn Jozsa.

Jozsa went 3-for-3 with a homerun, while striking out eight batters in the circle. Galdeen also added a homerun and the save as she came in in relief of Jozsa.

NORTH MUSKEGON 14-18, LUDINGTON 0-1 — Maddy Balon tossed a no-hitter for North Muskegon in the opening game of the doubleheader. 

Balon’s seven strikeout gem was aided by a big offensive showing as the Norse scored 18 runs in the first game. Both Emma Houseman and Megan Houseman hit three-run home runs, while Rylee Cooper, Balon, and Houseman all had multiple-hits in the game.

The second game was much of the same as Megan Houseman struck out seven batters allowing only one hit in the victory over Ludington.

North Muskegon was led by Emma Houseman as she went 4-for-4 with a homerun. Rylee Cooper and Maddy Balon both had multiple hits and home runs, while Baila Lang also added a long ball of her own.

The lone Oriole hit was a solo homer from Mya Bryant. 

The Norse are now 5-5 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Ludington is now 2-9 overall.

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