Ludington vs. Manistee

MANISTEE — Ludington’s baseball team turned back Manistee, 6-4 in a single game in the Lakes 8 Activities Conference on the road Thursday afternoon.

Stephen Weinert was the winning pitcher for the Orioles, not giving an earned run on just two hits and struck out one. It was the first time he’s taken the mound this season.

Wilson Gunsell paced the offense, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Ludington improved to 15-7 overall and 10-1 in the Lakes 8.

Western Michigan Christian vs. Calvin Christian

Norton Shores — Western Michigan Christian celebrated Senior Night with a 11-5 non-conference victory over Calvin Christian t home on Thursday afternoon.

The visiting Squires jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Warriors answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half to even the score.

Calvin Christian scored two more runs in the top of the third inning to take a 4-2 lead, and again the Warriors responded, answering with a four-run bottom half to take the lead for good, 6-4.

Alex Wagonmaker, a freshman, collected the win on the mound for the Warriors. He pitched six innings and allowed six runs (four earned) on 12 hits, walked two and struck out three.

Sam Liggett paced the Warriors offense, going 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored. Sam Sipe was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Caleb McKay went 2-for-3 with a run scored.

The Warriors improved to 14-6 overall.

Muskegon Catholic Central vs. Orchard View

MUSKEGON — Catholic Central defeated Orchard View, 17-2 in a Lakes 8 Activities Conference baseball game on its home diamond on Thursday afternoon.

Dewey Modaff picked up the win on the hill for the Crusaders, throwing a six-inning complete game, allowing just three hits and striking out nine.

Modaff also helped lead the Crusaders at the plate with three hits, including two doubles and three RBI. Bryan Convertini contributed two hits and three runs scored.

Braden Gustin and Sam Convertini each contributed two hits. Alden Kalisz chipped in with one hit, a run scored and one RBI.

The Crusaders improved to 11-10 on the season.

Fruitport vs. Allendale

FRUITPORT — Fruitport’s baseball team pulled out a 5-3 OK Conference-Blue victory over Allendale at home on Thursday afternoon.

The Trojans trailed 2-0 in the fourth inning, but rallied for three runs in the bottom half and added two more in the fifth to come from behind.

Ryan Bosch went 5 1/3 innings on the mound for the Trojans, giving up one earned run on just two hits with nine strike outs. Mayson Whitlow picked up the win in relief, striking out four.

Cody Matuz had two hits and two RBI to lead the Trojans at the plate. Aiden Vela, Gavin Reames, Brady French and Andrew Spyke each added a double.

Whitehall vs. Grant

WHITEHALL — Whitehall’s baseball team swept a non-conference doubleheader with Grant, 12-3 and 9-5 at home Thursday afternoon.

Isaac VanAmberg picked up the win on the hill in the opener, throwing 6 2/3 innings and giving up three runs on five hits, walking four and striking out 10 batters. Jack McDowell pitched 1/3 inning of relief.

Ryne Christiansen led the Vikings at the plate, going 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. Jaden Brinkert was 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored,  while Brendan Schmehil was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Noah Meinert had a hit with two RBI and a run scored. Kyle Stratton, Landon Howe, Evan Ritchie and Sam Cole also had base hits.

Brinkert started the nightcap on the hill and picked up the win with 2 1/3 innings of work. He gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits with three walks and two strike outs. McDowell gave up a run on four hits with three walks and two strike outs over 3 1/3 innings, and Taryn Hardy pitched the last 1 1/3 innings with two strike outs.

Hardy led the Vikings offense, going 2-for-3 with three RBI, followed by Christiansen who was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.

Stratton was 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored, Howe finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored, Maddox Varela was 2-for-2 with one RBI and three runs scored.