LUDINGTON — Ludington hosted Montague in a West Michigan Conference Rivers Division girls’ softball doubleheader Tuesday and struggled to score and got swept, 13-1 and 17-2.
Sam Hanson was in the pitcher’s circle for the Orioles in the first game and went the full six innings, giving up 13 hits, six walks and striking out five.
At the plate, leaders included Brynn Fortner, who was 2-for-3 while Ayiana Rangle and Rylee Hardenburgh each had single hits.
In the nightcap, Jody Meisenheimer took the mound and worked the first 1 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and three walks. Hanson threw the remaining 2 2/3 innings in relief and allowed four hits and walked one.
Meisenheimer was the leading hitter, going 2-for-3. Fortner, Hardenburgh, Keely Bowman, Sam Smeltzer and Taesyah Hendricks had one hit apiece.
“We are actually making a lot of plays right now,” said Ludington coach Sierra Holmes. “We’re definitely still working toward where we want to be defensively, but we are steadily improving in that area. My biggest concern now is hitting. We did hit the ball better in the second game, but I still believe we’re capable of hitting it harder and putting more pressure on the defense.”
Ludington (0-7, 0-4) is scheduled to play at Cadillac on Thursday.
Montague hosts Mason County Central in a crossover game Thursday.