MUSKEGON — Ludington’s baseball team swept a Lakes 8 Activities Conference doubleheader from Orchard View, 12-4 and 7-1 on the road Wednesday night.

Hayden Madl was the winning pitcher for the Orioles in Game 1, allowing two earned runs on just four hits and striking out five in 4 1/3 innings.

Jacob Johnston led the Orioles (8-3 overall, 6-1 Lakes 8) at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Kian Gurizzian was 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored.

Nathan Dillehay took the ball in Game 2 and gave up no earned runs, two hits and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings.

Gabe Hogenson finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored, while Johnton finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

“Offensively, we were really happy with our approach at the plate,” said Ludington head coach Evan Kroeze. “The kids did a nice job of being aggressive and attacking when they got a good pitch to hit.
“But, at the end of the day, we have to give the biggest shoutout to Jacob Johnston. With us being down both catchers today, he stepped up without having ever caught.

“He did an absolutely incredible job, while at the same time being our offensive leader. This kind of attitude and character embodies everything we strive to be here.”