CADILLAC — Ludington traveled to Cadillac for a non-conference girls softball doubleheader and gained a split, losing the first game 16-11 before bouncing back to win the nightcap, 11-9.
“This was a good doubleheader for us to play,” said Ludington coach Sierra Holmes. “The teams were pretty evenly matched. Both teams made a few mistakes, and both teams made a lot of plays. We had some girls really step up and get hits when we needed them. Overall, it was a good night.”
Sam Hanson threw the full six innings in the first game and took the loss. She gave up seven hits, walked four and struck out two batters.
Ayiana Rangel was the leading hitter, finishing 3-for-6 and four runs batted in. Jody Meisenheimer also had three hits and drove in one run. Mya Bryant and Samantha Smeltzer each had two hits.
Meisenheimer took the circle for the Orioles in the nightcap and went the complete six innings. She gave up eight hits and walked seven while striking out three.
Bryant led the way at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with two RBI. Rangel was 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in. Smeltzer also was 2-for-4 and Rylee Hardenburgh hit a triple. Brynn Fortner drove in three runs.
Ludington (2-8, 0-4) resumes conference play at Orchard View on Tuesday.